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Sprint Division

About Sprint Racing:

 

Canoe and kayak sprint are two disciplines that are growing in popularity and are featured in the Summer Olympics.

In flatwater racing events, paddlers race on a straight course, each boat in a separate lane, over three different distances: 200m, 500m and 1000m.

In a kayak, the paddler is seated and uses a twoblade paddle, while in a canoe, the paddler is kneeling on one knee, and uses a single blade paddle. There are kayak and canoe events, in single (K1/C1), double (K2/C2) and four boats (K4/C4).

 

Programs Offered:

FUNdamentals:

FUNdamentals is a skill development program designed to introduce the sport of sprint canoe and kayak with the focus on fun. This program is great for new and younger paddlers.

Qualified coaches will deliver the program in a safe environment in Cobourg’s inner harbor two times a week.

The program offers skills in canoe, kayak, crew boats, war canoe, safety rules, balance, techniques and control.

Race Development:

Our race development program is designed for  paddlers who are interested in attending competition regattas. 

Paddlers interested in this program have the opportunity of up to 11 hours coached paddling per week.; afternoon and morning practices.

War Canoe:

Our War Canoe program is for paddlers interested in training in the war canoe with the goal of attending competition regattas.  All FUNdamental participants will receive war canoe training as part of the program. 

Master Sprint Canoe/Kayak:

This program is designed for adults wishing to learn how to train in the sprint boats.  There are master divisions at many regattas if paddlers would like to compete. Masters will paddle on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:30 from May until September. Click here for more details.

Summer Sports Day Camp:

 This year we are offering a fun, dynamic, high energy, multi-sports and co-operative games day camp.   Participants will engage in a variety of sports and games: canoe, kayak, war canoe,  stand up paddle board, soccer, swimming, beach time, crafts, capture the flag and much more! 

A typical day:

8:30-9:00—Arrival & Set Up

9:00-11:30—Session 1

11:30-12:30—Lunch

12:30-3:00—Session 2

3:00-4:00—Ground Games

4:00—Pick Up Time

* early drop off/pick up can be pre-arranged for a fee.*

 

 

 

     

Sprint Division News

 

Click to view: Club Regatta 2010 Pictures

2012 Program Information:

 

Masters (Ages 25 +)

Youth (Ages 8+)