Rec Kayak Clinic # 2:
Bow and Stern Draws, Ruddering, and Bracing. Introduction to Front and Back Ferrying
Bow and stern draws and ruddering are essential for good boat control and necessary for paddling straight, turning and side slipping. You will learn where to place your paddle and when to use these strokes for maximum control. We will also learn the low brace, a handy skill to keep from capsizing. Ferrying is used to easily and quickly move from one side of the river to the other while avoiding obstacles (rocks, trees, other boaters). You can ferry facing downstream (back ferry) or facing upstream (front ferry). Knowing a good back stroke is essential for back ferries.
Recommended Boats: touring, crossover or recreational kayak.
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