Kayak and Paddleboard Clinics

Kayak and Paddleboard Clinics

Improve your paddling performance | Kayak and Paddleboard Clinics

 

Take your kayak and paddleboard skills to the next level in NYC. Any advanced paddler should be able to control their boat and rescue others in tough conditions. Each clinic focuses on crucial areas such as powerful forward strokes, footwork, turns, sculls, draws, rudders, edging, bracing, rolling, and rescues! Kayak and paddleboard clinics open up a whole new level of adventure and self-sufficiency.

Paddlers who have completed Kayak Basics 1-4 or SUP Basics 1-4 are eligible for any clinic. If you have learned elsewhere than at the Pier 84 Boathouse, please complete our Clearance Form before signing up.

Sign up today! Space is limited to 10 people per clinic.

 

 

Footwork for Power and Agility

Clinic for Stand-up Paddleboarders

Happened on Sunday June 23

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Footwork

Are your feet planted in one position on the paddleboard? Free up your feet and enhance your forward SUP strokes using staggers and shuffles. Feel how cross steps and hop backs can shift bodyweight for added power. Led by ACA Level 3 SUP Instructors Carey Bond and Shannon MacDowell.

Prerequisite - SUP Basics 4 or equivalent.

2 hours. PRICE $80. Members $40.

 

Dynamic Steering and Progressive Turns

Clinic for Stand-up Paddleboarders

Sunday July 21, 2pm-4pm

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Learn more advanced SUP strokes and enhance your steering with sculling draws, canted strokes, low brace pivot turns, and pry strokes in moving water. These will improve board control and balance in any conditions. Led by SUP Level 3 Instructors Carey Bond and Shannon MacDowell.

Prerequisite - SUP Basics 4 or equivalent.

2 hours. PRICE $80. Members $40.

 

Refining Your Forward Stroke

Clinic for Kayakers

Tuesday July 9, 6:30pm-8pm

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Forward Stroke

Perfect your foundational stroke using a special series of drills in the Intrepid Bay. There will be plenty of time for individual feedback. You will leave with more confidence in your stroke and tips for improvement. Led by Kayak Level 3 Instructor Fiona Cousins.

Prerequisite - Kayak Basics 3 or equivalent.

1.5 hours. PRICE $80. Members $40.

 

Turning and Steering

Clinic for Kayakers

Tuesday July 16, 6:30pm-8pm

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Turning and Steering

Have you been frustrated with boat control or edging? This workshop is dedicated to turning kayaks and identifying the high side of the turn. If it's windy, we analyze how the wind affects going straight. Led by ACA Level 3 Kayak Instructor Fiona Cousins.

Prerequisite - Kayak Basics 3 or equivalent.

1.5 hours. PRICE $80. Members $40.

 

Rudders and Draws

Clinic for Kayakers

Tuesday July 30, 6:30pm-8pm

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Kayak Rudders and Draws

Rudders and draws are essential in waves (like at the Statue) or close quarters. This class will teach draw strokes, bow rudders and stern rudders. Now, you will look cool when you raft up and land. We will go out on the River if conditions permit. Led by ACA Level 3 Kayak Instructor Fiona Cousins.

Prerequisite - Kayak Basics 3 or equivalent.

1.5 hours. PRICE $80. Members $40.

 

Edging and Bracing

Clinic for Kayakers

Sunday August 4, 10:30am-12:30pm

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Kayak Edging

Can you balance and control your kayak by catching and holding edges? Learn the difference between inside and outside edges and how your upper and lower body can work independently but cooperatively for boat control. Led by ACA Level 3 Kayak Instructor Warren Parker.

Prerequisite - Kayak Basics 4 or equivalent.

2 hours. PRICE $80. Members $40.

 

T Rescues and Bow Rescues

Clinic for Kayakers

Sunday August 11, 10:30am-12:30pm

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Kayak T Rescue

Be  confident in your ability to rescue yourself and other kayakers. We focus on T rescues, bow rescues, and self-rescues with and without paddle floats. We will cover the core exercises of Eskimo dips and hip flicks to prepare you for rolling. Led by ACA Level 3 Kayak Instructor Warren Parker.

Prerequisite - Kayak Basics 3 or equivalent.

2 hours. PRICE $80. Members $40.

 

Rolling

Clinic for Kayakers

Sunday August 18, 10:30am-12:30pm

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Kayak Rolling

Learn to roll a kayak from an upright position to upside-down to upright again. This is the best self-rescue there is. We'll use hip snaps, leans and braces to develop your ability to roll. Paddlers should bring their own inflatable paddle float. Led by ACA Level 3 Kayak Instructor Warren Parker.

Prerequisite - Kayak Basics 3 or equivalent.

2 hours. PRICE $80. Members $40.