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From the Shop...
Frequently Asked Questions...
Jobs in the Canoeing Industry...
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The Forward Stroke
The following is the Forward Stroke as it should be taught by Australian Canoeing Guides and Instructors. Over the next few weeks, we will go through each phase of the forward stroke so stay tuned for the 'Drive Phase, the 'Exit', the 'Recovery Phase' and some bad technique points to avoid.Good technique and injury prevention start with a correct seating position. As with all seating, whether eating dinner, working at your desk or paddling, the back should be straight; do not slouch. A slight forward lean with the shoulders slightly in front of the pelvis is ideal. Knees should be slightly bent (never straight) and there should be support for the feet.
Many boats have backrests, these are ideal for breaks but should not be used whilst paddling.
The starting point to a good stroke is this - all power should come from torso or trunk rotation.
- A stroke begins with the shoulders rotated to bring the bottom arm forward.
- Bottom arm is extended but not straight
- Top hand is around eye height, elbow bent, arm relaxed
- The blade should enter the water at around the level of the feet and be quickly buried in a spearing motion
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Frequently Asked Questions
As an Instructor can I run Basic Skills Courses?
Yes, the Basic Skills Award is a non-VET award and is purely an introduction and participant award that can be delivered and assessed by an Instructor. The test is to be carried out on any stretch of outdoor, unheated water and may be taken in either canoe or kayak. The candidates’ performance throughout the test must be satisfactory and confident. If using a double canoe the candidates should be tested in both the bow and stern positions. If used, double kayaks must be paddled solo.
If you are an instructor and are keen to run these programs, please contact Ian Dewey, Manager Canoe Education via email email@example.com or on (02) 9552 4500.
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Take The Challenge, See Vietnam & Raise Funds For Kids
The initiative is an exciting adventure trip to Vietnam in March next year with funds raised going to support the vital work of The Children's Hospital at Westmead. To find out more about how you can get involved click HERE
The Australian Canoeing Calendar contains information on Australian Canoeing sanctioned events or events sanctioned by the International Canoe Federation or our member bodies. Check out all the current events at the following link:
Ocean Racing Series
The Ocean Racing Series World Cup is fast approaching. The event will be held in Perth, WA on the 27th and 28th of November this year and will feature all ocean racing paddle craft. Please click HERE for all the details including course information, categories and entry details.
Your premier Australia wide, one stop, online canoeing & kayaking classifieds list.
The Australian Canoeing Classifieds has been developed by Australian canoeing and the State Canoeing Associations to provide an online classifieds listing service for the Australian paddling community. You can buy and sell new and used canoes and kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, helmets. Viewing the Classifieds listed in the boatyard is free of charge. Australian Canoeing members can place an ad free of charge by entering your secure user ID and password. You can even include a jpg photo to accompany your listing.
Click HERE to view the Classifieds Listing.
Jobs in the Canoeing Industry
If you would like to list a job advertisement in the next E-News edition, click HERE to download the advertising rates or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructors & Volunteers Required Urgently - Sasrapid
SASRAPID (the South Australian Sport and Recreation Association for People with Integration Difficulties* Incorporated) provides assistance and enables participation into valued community sport, recreation and leisure activities.
SASRAPID in conjunction with Canoe SA coordinate the Arrows Canoe Program for people with integration difficulties each Monday and Wednesday evening (during daylight savings) at the West Lakes Canoe Club from 6pm – 8pm.
SASRAPID is seeking Instructors and Volunteers to support this innovative program and assist the individuals with an integration difficulty to learn the fundamentals of canoeing, with the aim to integrate into a regular Canoe program.
All Instructors and Volunteer’s must have a current police check (or willing to get one), Senior First Aid Certificate; all Instructors and Volunteers will receive the necessary training from SASRAPID.
* Integration Difficulty – intellectual disability, physical disability, learning difficulties or any other circumstances which may affect the integration of a person into regular community activities.
If you would like further information, please call Jo Connolly at SASRAPID on 8410 6999 or Ian Hume at Canoe SA on 8240 3294.