Solo Canoe Basics

skill level:   beginner
ages:   adult
price:   $60.00


Whether you're interested in paddling tandem or solo, we think every canoeist will benefit from solo canoe instruction. In a solo canoe, you easily discover how your actions make the boat move, without another paddler to consider (or blame!). We'll cover a few key strokes including how to go straight without switching sides. We will also cover quick, sharp turns as well as gentle, carving turns, always with an eye on efficiency of motion and grace. We will also discuss what to do if you should tip.

Note: In case wind or water quality do not cooperate, we will use alternative backup locations. For courses at Esther Beach, backup locations are Olbrich Park or Rutabaga Paddlesports. For courses at Olbrich Park, backup locations are are Esther Beach or Rutabaga Paddlesports




Jul 24
At: Rutabaga
Wed 5:00PM - 8:00PM this session is full Wait List
Aug 20
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 26
At: Rutabaga
Mon 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Sep 5
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 4:00PM - 7:00PM 4+ spots left Register


Required Forms
Each person attending Rutabaga classes must read and sign the Waiver of Liability form and the Student Health Info form. Please download each form for each participant and bring the signed documents with you when you come to class. Thanks!

Student Equipment List
Student Health Info
Liability Waiver