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Fall 2020 Paddling Program Guide

Solo BEGINNER OC1 weekend series – 4 session

These classes provide coached sessions for paddlers who are new to OC1 (outrigger “solo” canoe) paddling. Participants will learn paddling and safety techniques, and how to maneuver and steer as well as dock and launch. They will also learn the navigation rules of the Gorge waterway. Each participant will graduate with the self-rescue skills required to use FGPC’s fleet of solo boats. Paddlers who graduate from solo beginner classes can progress to other FGPC classes over the fall, winter and spring seasons. 

Solo BEGINNER Class Options

  • Option 1: 4 Saturdays (weekly) 12:00pm – 1:30pm / $180
    • September series: 5-26 September
      • Limited to 6 participants
    • October series: 3 – 24 October
      • Limited to 6 participants
  • Option 2: 4 Sundays (weekly) 12:00pm – 1.30pm/ $180
    • September series: 6-27 September
      • Limited to 6 participants
    • October series: 4 – 25 October
      • Limited to 6 participants
  • NOTE: Solo BEGINNER participants are encouraged to register for FGPC’s associated “dry land fitness” option on Thursdays @ 7:00PM-8:30PM. These limited-access fitness classes are tailored to provide strength and fitness training that complement your beginner paddling program.
    • CLICK HERE to register for this gym program (limited to 4 registrants to accord with FGPC COV2 mitigation); paddlers must be registered in a corresponding paddling class to be eligible.

Solo GRADUATE OC1 weekend series

This program is available to FGPC EAP paddlers who have graduated from the beginner series or who have solo self rescue records on file with FGPC. A maximum of 6 seats per day are available for this program from September through November (12 weeks) from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. These sessions are accompanied by FGPC coaches for safety and instruction; paddlers will learn new techniques as well as have opportunities to improve their existing skills in a safe but fun and social environment. 

Solo GRADUATE Class Weekend Options

  • Option 1: Saturdays (weekly) 2:00pm – 3:30pm / $180
    • 5 September through 21 November (12 coached sessions)
      • Limited to 6 participants
  • Option 2: Sundays (weekly) 2:00pm – 3:30pm/ $180
    • 6 September through 22 November (12 coached sessions)
      • Limited to 6 participants
  • NOTE: Solo GRADUATE participants are encouraged to register for FGPC’s associated “dry land fitness” option on Tuesdays @ 7:00PM-8:30PM. These limited-access fitness classes are tailored to provide strength and fitness training that complement your graduate paddling program.
    • CLICK HERE to register for this gym program (limited to 4 registrants to accord with FGPC COV2 mitigation); paddlers must be registered in a corresponding paddling class to be eligible.

Solo GRADUATE OC1 weekday series

This program is available to FGPC EAP paddlers who have graduated from the beginner series or who have self rescue records on file with FGPC. A maximum of 6 seats per day are available for this program from September through November (12 weeks) from 11:00am to 12:30pm. These daily sessions are accompanied by FGPC coaches for safety and instruction; paddlers will learn new techniques as well as have opportunities to improve their existing skills in a safe but fun and social environment.  

Solo GRADUATE Class Weekday Options

  • Option 1: Each weekday (weekly) 11:00am – 12:30pm / $150
    • 7 September through 30 November (12 coached sessions)
      • Limited to 6 participants for each week day session
      • Weekday registrations are not transferable, but paddlers can select multiple days for the season (e.g. Mondays and Wedesdays)
  • NOTE: Solo GRADUATE participants are encouraged to register for FGPC’s associated “dry land fitness” option on Saturdays @ 3:00PM-4:30PM. These limited-access fitness classes are tailored to provide strength and fitness training that complement your graduate weekday paddling program.
    • CLICK HERE to register for this gym program (limited to 4 registrants to accord with FGPC COV2 mitigation); paddlers must be registered in a corresponding paddling class to be eligible.

 

“Solo Experienced” 1X WEEKLY series

The OC1 “Solo Experienced” fall training series places experienced paddlers in 1x weekly advanced coached sessions designed to challenge the abilities and develop the potential of each participant. Because of COV2 regulations as well as limited equipment and dock space, paddlers applying for this program will be placed by the coaching group into one of four available weekly practice sessions.

Coaches will work to accommodate the individual scheduling preferences, bearing in mind the challenges of allocating paddlers across limited seats. After submitting your application (links below), we will provide you with registration links for specific weekly practices. If the assigned training sessions cannot work for you, please let us know so that we can contact wait-listed paddlers. Scheduling challenges aside, we are confident that these classes will provide challenging, performance-enhancing and fun.

Paddlers are encouraged to complete their applications and preferred practice dates (links below) and send them before Monday 24 August. Registration and payment links will be sent to applicants on or before Wednesday 26 August.

Solo EXPERIENCED series

  • Option 1: Saturdays (weekly) 8:00am – 9:30am / $220
    • 5 September through 12 December (15 coached sessions)
  • Option 2: Sundays (weekly) 8:00am – 9:30am / $220
    • 6 September through 13 December (15 coached sessions)
  • Option 3: Tuesdays (weekly) 6:00pm – 7:30pm / $220
    • 8 September through 15 December (15 coached sessions)
  • Option 4: Thursdays (weekly) 6:00pm – 7.30pm / $220
    • 10 September through 17 December (15 coached sessions)
  • NOTE: Solo EXPERIENCED participants are encouraged to register for FGPC’s associated “dry land fitness” options for paddlers in the experienced on-water classes. This level of strength and fitness training is available, 4 paddlers per class, on the following weekly schedule (paddlers must select one): (1) Wednesday @ 7:00PM-8:30PM, (2) Friday @ 7:00PM-8:30PM, (3) Sunday 3:00PM-4:30PM. These limited-access fitness classes are tailored to provide strength and fitness training that complement your graduate weekday paddling program.
    • CLICK HERE to register for this gym program (limited to 4 registrants to accord with FGPC COV2 mitigation); paddlers must be registered in a corresponding paddling class to be eligible; limit of one weekly gym class only.