Boat Control Clinic


Boat Control Clinic - Sammamish River

Develop an efficient forward stroke.

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  • Sea Kayak I/II
  • Easy
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: Variable

Meet at Squires Landing Park in Kenmore. Entrance is down an private apartment road on 175th. There is a small brown sign between 192 Brewpub and Pacific Topsoils. 

Arrive in time for a 9am start.  We will finish by Noon.

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Forward stroke is our most used and most important stroke and also the most subtle.  Since we will do more forward strokes than all other strokes, it benefits us to make our forward stroke as effective as possible.  There are multiple component movements that must be coordinated to make the most efficient stroke.  Left to ourselves, most of us don’t discover these movements and fall into a less efficient forward stroke.  In the workshop, we will coach you through the components of forward stroke, provide video feedback, and provide some paddling time to practice putting it together.


Watch this set of coaching videos:

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Your kayak and paddle.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Food and water for exercise.
  • Sit pad for land exercise.  Optional.  A small foam pad is sufficient.
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