Tandem Canoe Basics

skill level:   beginner
ages:   adult
price:   $60.00

Knowing a few simple strokes (and understanding how to effectively communicate with your partner) can help ensure a relaxed evening paddle on the lake. This introduction is the perfect way to learn a few basics of tandem canoeing and discover how easy it can be to paddle together. Come with a partner or by yourself.

The concepts covered in Tandem Canoe Basics include getting comfortable in the boat, the role of the bow and stern paddler, basic paddle strokes, boat entries/exits, basic paddler safety and rescue techniques.

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

'Excellent instructor', 'very clear instructions and feedback.'

Aug 7
At: Esther Beach Park
Wed 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 21
At: Esther Beach Park
Wed 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Sep 9
At: Esther Beach Park
Mon 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