Core Techniques

Core Techniques helps paddlers improve their skills and become efficient paddlers.
Kayak Instructional Program at Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center

Prerequisite: Basics, or equivalent

Price: See Price Page

Location: Norrie Point Paddlesport Center

lat/lon: N41.83396 W73.94142

This is the course for people with some kayaking experience who want to get the most from themselves and their kayaks by learning core kayaking skills. People attending this course should have completed at least a few full-day trips. They should be comfortable in their boats, and should be comfortable with the likelihood of capsizing for fun and skill development.

Our day will be spent learning to use the whole body to control boats efficiently and effectively. We will use edging for turning and stability control and focus on legs and torso as well as arms for efficient forward paddling, turning, and moving to the side. Many of the skills covered in Basics will be fine tuned in Core Techniques.

Boat edging is a major focus of this course, but there’s more. We will learn fundamental skills and information needed to contribute to successful and enjoyable journeys.

Topics include: fine tuning forward, reverse, stopping, draw, rudder and sweep strokes. Boat edging, support strokes, rescues, bow rudder and low brace turn.