Training

 Training Times

The times below are ON WATER times, meaning this is the time we leave the beach. We recommend all race crew paddlers should be at training at the very least 15 mins prior to the on water times below.

If you are a new paddler wanting to have a go at outigging, please ensure you arrive 30 mins before, so we can get you sorted with a paddle and do all the necessary paperwork prior to you heading out on the water.

If you are running late PLEASE let someone know, ideally the Head Coach.

Race Crews:

Summer  Training (September – May) : Tuesday & Thursday on water for 5:30pm and  Saturday on water for 6:30am 

Winter Training ( June- August) Saturdays only on water for 7:00am

2014 GC Cuo

 

Training Log Book

Each coach will have a training diary at every session and will log your training attendance.

This will be used as part of the team selection criteria.

Safety

It is an AOCRA requirement that you complete a 400m swim test and be competent in righting the boat should you “Huli” (flip the boat). Once you have committed to joining the Club you will be asked to complete these tests. The Club Captain and New Member Rep will organise a day for your testing. The club will usually perform these test on a Saturday prior to the regatta season starting.

Paddle Loan

If you do not already own your own paddle, the club will lend you one for the duration of the trial period. Then we’d expect you to purchase your own within two weeks. Alternatively you could hire the paddle for $5 a session (minimum 10 sessions paid in advance) and the paddle is to be stored in the storage box after each session.

We highly recommend that members purchase their own blades so that you can be assured of a good quality and appropriately sized blade for both trainings and regattas. If you wish to purchase your own paddle there are several suppliers available such as:

http://www.paddleshop.com.au/

http://www.xylobladz.com/

The Club recommends you purchase a paddle that has a straight wooden shaft with carbon blade as these types of blades do not damage the canoes. If you have any questions relating to what length would best suit you, please ask the Coach.