How can I be really confident on class IV rivers? In this training, we have set up a progression so that you can answer that question. We combine strength training, stroke work, and rolling practice in heavy whitewater. All needed to paddle solid class IV+.
One night a week we will meet at the Feeder Canal to work on strokes and build strength. Saturdays we will head to best part of the Potomac (level dependent) to simulate big water moves. Our instructors will set up courses for you to work on quick recovery and boat control. Be prepared to get wet because we will be hitting rolls throughout the class.
If you and your instructor feel as though you are ready to paddle the Yough you may be invited for 2 free trips. To qualify, you must have the skills and have completed a 16 hour Swift Water Rescue class or Rescue Ready Levels 1-5 plus Rescue Scenarios.
Paddling the Yough is a rite of passage for DC area paddlers, one that opens up many more class IV runs. See you at National Falls!
- 6 Weeknight Slalom workouts, 6-8 pm at the Feeder
- 6 Saturday downriver workouts, 9-11 am, location varies
- Upper Yough Moves on the Lower Yough Clinic
- Two free Yough trips if you qualify