New! Regatta Ready full summer session for only $800!
Learn to compete in sprint canoe kayak and spend the summer outdoors
Regatta Ready is for 10 – 16 year olds who want to learn more paddling skills and learn to compete in sprint canoe and kayak. If you have participated in CanoeKids or have previous paddling experience, Regatta Ready is for you.
Sessions run Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area
Session 1: June 11-29 with competition: Canada Day Regatta, Regina ($350)
Session 2: July 9-27 with competition: Yukon Championship Regatta, Whitehorse ($350)
Session 3: July 30 - Aug 17 with competition: Pacific Cup Regatta, Maple Ridge ($350)
Full summer session: attend all three sessions for only $800!
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.
For all sessions attendance is flexible. Have a camping trip planned? No problem. Take few days off and you can pick up where you left off.
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.
Cost: Session 1 - 3 = $350
Full Summer = $800