Monday - Fridays 9am - 4pm
Regatta Ready Session 1 June 19 - July 3 with Regina Regatta $300
Regatta Ready Session 2 July 10 - July 23 with Calgary Regatta $300
Regatta Ready Session 3 August 14 - August 18 with Whitehorse Regatta $150
Regatta Ready Sprint Program is a two-week full-day training camp for athletes ages 10 to 16 who want to train to compete in sprint canoe-kayak. The sessions run Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm at Schwatka Lake and are designed to prepare the athletes to compete at a sprint regatta. Each session ends with participation in a regatta for the athletes to put their skills to practice. Cost for regattas will be shared by Flatwater Yukon and families, with the possibility of fundraising.
* Participation in at least one week of Canoe Kids camp is a prerequisite for the Regatta Ready Sprint Program.
Regatta Ready Session 1 June 19 to July 3: includes two week Monday – Friday training camp in Whitehorse and the option to travel to Regina, Saskatchewan with the coach to compete in the Canada Day Regatta (July 1-3) $300
Regatta Ready Session 2 July 10 to July 23: includes two week Monday – Friday training camp in Whitehorse and option to travel to Calgary with the coach to compete in the Western Canada Championships Regatta (July 22-23) $300
Regatta Ready Session 3 August 14 to August 18: includes one week Monday – Friday training camp in Whitehorse and participation in the Yukon Championship Regatta in Whitehorse (August 19) $150
Throughout the training camp the athletes will progress through and beyond the basic skills of sprint paddling and learn competitive paddling skills and the rules for sprint canoe kayak. Paddlers will learn about water safety rules for sprint boats, how to balance, paddle, and train in sprint kayaks and canoes. Participants will be led through training both on and off the water. During each session they will do a warm up, practice/work out and cool down.
This program will set paddlers up with all the necessary skills to paddle sprint canoes and kayaks competitively in both singles and crew boats. The goal is to teach excellent training habits and a love for being outdoors and on the water.
To reinforce safe paddling skills, all participants are required to wear life-jackets or PFDs any time they are on the water or the dock.