Boat Handling and Stroke Improvement Course

When: May 15, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We're fully booked for this event. NEW: scroll down to see if a waitlist spot is available. Note that we may be able to add space depending on interest.

Location:  Updated Location to provide better social distancing – Hadden Park Beach (near the Vancouver Maritime Museum)

This course is highly recommended for Currents Course participants.

In this course you will learn and practice:

  • Techniques for efficient forward paddling
  • Reverse paddling
  • A variety of bracing techniques
  • A variety of steering and maneuvering strokes

Course Format:
One-day course (be ready to be on the water by 9:00 AM)

This course is hands on and participants should have taken a beginners course (preferably) or have some paddling experience.  You must wear paddling clothing that is suitable for immersion (eg. wet or dry suit) and be comfortable performing wet exits.   You must have all required safety equipment and your kayak must have water tight hatches and proper flotation or bulkheads.

Fee: $30

Course Coordinator:  Katya Yushmanova
Instructor: George Prevost
Assistant Instructor:  Richard Jensen

To register and pay for this event, click on the “Pay with Stripe Checkout” button at the bottom of this page. Please contact Katya Yushmanova if you have any questions regarding this course.

  900 Chestnut St (near Vancouver Maritime Museum)
  Vancouver, BC
Signed up:
  • Colleen Cole
  • Kevin Amos
  • Marina Gilson
  • Carole Fitzgerald
  • Redwaan Alfaqeer

Spaces Available: 0 (Note that a negative number indicates the number of people on the waitlist)

Sign up:

By signing up I understand that per club policy I am responsible for having the skills, health, ability and equipment to participate safely in the activity. I also understand that I am responsible for notifying the organizer about any physical or mental impairment or medical condition that could interfere with my ability to participate fully in the activity and/or create a safety concern for the group.

I acknowledge that when participating in this SKABC activity it is my responsibility to inform my fellow participants if I do not wish to have images or video footage of myself or a minor family member shared on the SKABC website, in the SKABC newsletter, or on social media.

I recognize that some club members may ask that images and video footage of themselves or their minor children captured during this activity not be shared on the SKABC website, in the SKABC newsletter, or on social media and, if so, I agree to respect their wishes in this matter.


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3 Responses to Boat Handling and Stroke Improvement Course

  1. Alexandra Kucharski says:

    Hi there,

    Please put me on the wait list, I would like to join!



  2. Nick Conbere says:

    Hi, I would like to sign up for this course. Could I be put on the wait list?

    I will sign up for the May 30 course date, but if May 15 opens up, then I’d prefer to switch. Thank you!

    Nick Conbere

    • Yekaterina Yushmanova says:

      Nick, please let me know if you would like to switch by the end of the day tomorrow (Wednesday May 12th). Looks like we have a cancellation. I sent you an email as well.

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