Venue: Montgomery County Government Center, Christiansburg
Date: May 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Types: Sports, Speaking Engagements
This introductory weekend course is brought to you by the Montgomery County Rec Department.
After we get you acquainted with your kayak and gear, we will get to work to help you feel in control of your boat. The first day will take place in calm, user-friendly water.
We will practice getting in and out of the kayak and focus on balance, body mechanics, strokes, turns and leans. Learning to "wet exit" and practicing the "Eskimo rescue" will help you find a comfort zone in you kayak even when you're upside down!
We start putting the basics we learned on Day One to work on a scenic 8.5 mile, Class II section of the New River. We'll review your paddling skills and introduce new ones that will allow you to maneuver your kayak more efficiently. You'll use the river to focus on the dynamics of current, peel-outs, eddy turns, steering and balance and bracing in current.
Price includes instruction, equipment and transportation. Participants will meet at the Montgomery County Government Center in Christiansburg before departing for the New River.
For ages 11 and older. Registration deadline is May 11th.
For more information, visit: http://www.montgomerycountyva.gov/content/1146/98/165/1869/default.aspx or call: 540-382-6975.