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Bow and Stern Draws, Bracing. Intro to Front & Back Ferrying (Rec K Clinic #2)

  • 13 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 4900 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • 15



Bow and Stern Draws, Bracing.  Intro to Front & Back Ferrying

(Rec K Clinic #2)

Tom Moiani- Lead Instructor

Bow and stern draws are essential for good boat control and necessary for paddling     straight and turning. 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.

Students should arrive by 5:30 to get their equipment and be fitted to boats so all can be on the river by 6:00.

Note: Paddling is a wet sport. Please bring a towel and change of clothes. Do not wear cotton clothing. Cotton absorbs water quickly, becomes heavy and will chill you. A swim suit under synthetic shorts is preferable.  Protect your feet with river shoes or close toed shoes that fit securely, no sandals. Bring drinking water in a plastic bottle. 

ACA Members $20

Non-AACA Members $30

Boat Rental Free.

NOTE: All participants must sign a waiver. Please use link below. 

Online waiver for non-ACA Members

Online Waiver for Current ACA Members

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