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Canoe Poling Clinic by Charles Burchill

  • 19 Aug 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Buena Vista Park at the Canoe Club boat sheds
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Registration is closed

Poling Clinic (functional) - basic outline

registration opens July 12, registration is open to the Public/non-CCC members

Participants: Comfortable canoeing, some moving water familiarity

Canoe: tandem, some rocker, Ceyana Canoes at BV have been booked for this program.

Pole: ~10-12foot wood or aluminium (Charles will bring several as well)

Helmet: at discretion of instructor and conditions (participants will be standing in canoe)

Conditions: Shallow moving water (less than 1m), some shallow still water for basic skills development, some moving with rock garden/small drops or ledge.  Gravel bottom is preference.

Outcome: Basic understanding of poling canoe.  Ability to move canoe up and down stream in light current, with control using various techniques.

- Introduction - basic intro to poling, what it is and conditions it is useful, equipment, and philosophy of pushing tool.

- Start/stop - straight lines.  Stances, plant, and alternative placements and pole use (pushing, paddling)

- Side displacement, Turns

- Basic upstream poling, use of eddies, ferries, etc...

- Basic snubbing (downstream), control in current, enter/exit eddies

- bit of a tour (if applicable)

Charles Burchill | LinkedIn

will be visiting Edmonton and will be conducting a canoe poling clinic. All proceeds will go to the bill mason scholarship fund.

Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship - Paddle Canada

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