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Philadelphia Canoe Club

Canoe Clinic #5: Basic Rescue Techniques

  • 27 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Philadelphia Canoe Club
  • 5


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Class will be held on the Schuylkill River at the club.  The clinic will cover basic rescue techniques that every canoeist should know for personal and group safety. You will learn how to rescue a capsized canoe and assist paddlers with their re-entry into the boat.  You will also learn to use throw bags. (Bring your throw bag if you have one). 

Be prepared to get wet, you will be in the water. Protect your feet, especially your toes, wear secure footwear. Closed water shoes or sneakers a must, no sandals, flip flops or crocs. Helmets required, the club will provide them if you don't have one.

You may choose a flatwater, whitewater or tandem canoe. Also, bring your own. 

Attendance is limited. If you need to cancel please let me know so another person may attend. Thank you.

Cost: ($20 ACA-Members)  ($30 Non-ACA Members)

Boat rental free.

For further information, please contact Looie Voorhees at

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