After your Induction, there will be coaching/paddling sessions available on Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.; Fridays, 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. For more information, see "Coaching and Instruction options" under Coaching on the above menu.
A Taste of Paddling
Learn to Paddle
A Taste of Paddling will recommence in October 2017.
The Burley Griffin Canoe Club holds 'A Taste of Paddling' session for those people who would like to try out kayaking. The sessions are held on the Molonglo River in calm conditions close to shore.
Session times: 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.. Cost $95- per person (for non-members)
Dates: 22nd October, 12th November, 17th December, 2017, 21st January, 2018.
Participants will be able to try out a variety of boats and SUP’s (Stand Up Paddle-boards), learn about equipment, boat handling, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques and basic capsize procedures. Participants are expected to be able to swim 50m.
Sessions will be run over 3 hours and all boats, life jackets and paddles are provided.
The aim of the course is to introduce you to the sport of kayaking and to deliver the skills necessary to use a recreational kayak safely, in calm, flat-water conditions, close to shore.
The course will cover a short introduction to a variety of boats and paddles, safety issues, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques, what to do in a capsize.
Sessions not suitable for children.