Learn to Canoe Program In Roodepoort
The Learn to Canoe program is aimed for those who would like to try the sport. Days and Times Learn to canoe beginning sessions are always on Sundays at 2pm for the first few times which take the longest – once the learner has the idea, and is able to get started without help, they can join other sessions i.e. Saturday morning technique training sessions, or week evening training sessions when other paddlers are at the lake to open the gates and lockers to provide equipment and assist if necessary, while they practice on their own. Sunday afternoons are supervised / guided sessions for beginners. Costs / Indemnities Learners are asked to contribute a once off registration fee to our community youth development program for underprivileged youth who participate in the racing aspect of the sport and achieve excellent results. This is not a social recreational occasional opportunity to enjoy the lake when bored with nothing else to do – it is a learn to canoe program. The hope is that in the future, the paddlers will become active canoeists, full social club members, and possibly even participate in races eventually or learn to enjoy river canoeing. All paddlers must sign an indemnity – Under 21 need their parents to sign their permission. Equipment The club will provide all the equipment for a few months. Equipment includes boat, paddle and life jacket initially. Safety It is important that you must be able to SWIM before learning to canoe. Paddlers are taught to paddle close to the shoreline “in case” and not to paddle alone so that help is nearby if needed. There are dangers on the river, but as long as you join a club and attend the river learning skills trips and learn about the dangers and how to avoid them, you can avoid them all your life and never have to experience them. We KNOW where they are, what they are and how to avoid them. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is not included.
- This vessel is rented without a captain. Customers can operate the vessel.
- 1 guest
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
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Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
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