Kayaking Calendar: lessons, clinics and events

Please review the upcoming Kayak lessons, clinics and events, and sign up for those in which you are interested.

In order to manage our costs, we must do our best to fill the scheduled lessons.  If we don't have enough registered participants a week before the lesson, we may have to cancel and re-register you in a later session.

Upcoming events

    • 03 May 2018
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Niel will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 12 May 2018
    • 08:00
    • 13 May 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 5
    Register
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 13 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 12:00
    • Kayak shed
    • 4
    Register

    Come and try out our fleet of the fastest paddle boats on the water!

    Clinic attendance is mandatory if you want to use the surfskis.

    This session is open to anyone who is cleared(checked out) to use the kayak fleet.

    Some time on the water(not suitable for kayak beginners) will improve your chances of success, as will a good sense of balance ...
    Please dress for immersion (wetsuit or drysuit) - everyone swims!

    Clinic minimum: 3 members

    Session leader: Sean

    Please follow these links to learn more about remounting a surfski and surfski strokes(mandatory!)

    Remount surfski ...

    http://www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    https://vimeo.com/60809717

    https://vimeo.com/90942303

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89g4t3tV14c

    Surfski strokes ...

    www.surfski.info/tips/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1020/the-forward-stroke.html

    More optional videos:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y3HidTihOSw 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BeXlUVFKrFs

    • 13 May 2018
    • 12:00 - 15:00
    • Kayak shed
    • 3
    Register

    Come and try out our fleet of the fastest paddle boats on the water!

    Clinic attendance is mandatory if you want to use the surfskis.

    This session is open to anyone who is cleared(checked out) to use the kayak fleet.

    Some time on the water(not suitable for kayak beginners) will improve your chances of success, as will a good sense of balance ...
    Please dress for immersion (wetsuit or drysuit) - everyone swims!

    Clinic minimum: 3 members

    Session leader: Sean

    Please follow these links to learn more about remounting a surfski and surfski strokes(mandatory!)

    Remount surfski ...

    http://www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    https://vimeo.com/60809717

    https://vimeo.com/90942303

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89g4t3tV14c

    Surfski strokes ...

    www.surfski.info/tips/story/1021/essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html

    www.surfski.info/getting-started/story/1020/the-forward-stroke.html

    More optional videos:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y3HidTihOSw 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BeXlUVFKrFs

    • 17 May 2018
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Em will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 27 May 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Niel will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 06:00
    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 22:00
    • Gulf Islands

    A 3-day course in the Gulf Islands for experienced paddlers with multi-day trip experience, who want to become Trip Leaders for Club Locarno.  Led by a SKABC Instructor.

    Sorry, this course is now full.  However please keep an eye open for a similar course in future years.  In the meantime please join our trips and get as much experience as possible!

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Em will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 14 Jun 2018
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Rob will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 08:00
    • 17 Jun 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    Register
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Rob will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 08:00
    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    Register
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 17:00 - 21:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Niel will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 08:00
    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    Register
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Rob will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 08:00
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 15:00
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    Register
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    Register

    All new members of the kayak fleet are required to take a lesson, or demonstrate their existing skills in a Kayak Checkout, before they can sign out club boats.

    This checkout is for experienced paddlers who can demonstrate a competent solo recovery with a paddle float, and recovery of another kayaker (T-rescue is the recommended technique.)

    Existing fleet members may also take this as a refresher course.

    Please bring immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit), wind breaker jacket, hat and a warm drink.  All other gear will be provided.

    Please register as space is limited, and so we can email you more details. 

    Rob will be your session leader.

    Email kayaking@clublocarno.com with any questions.



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