Events > 2016 > June > Work the Nantahala Clinic - June 12th

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About this event:

Created by Todd McGinnis

Nantahala River

This class requires a conversation with the instructor in order to RSVP – Todd McGinnis – 770.856.4489 or paddlin@bellsouth.net

Working the Nantahala is one of the best ways to improve your skills and prepare for stepping up to rivers like the Ocoee. The focus will be on the skills you need and should practice.

This is a FREE CLINIC as the GCA cannot charge for events on the Nantahala River.

Objective:

Emphasis will be on reading the river, boat control and maneuvers on the river.  Throughout the course duration we will review and polish-up essential river running strokes and skills through discussions and drills.  It will be a challenging event that will allow the participant to not only polishing up their skills but also try new maneuvers.  This will be a fun course that will result in your first run of the one of the Southeast’s finest class III Rivers.

Clinic Pre-requisites:

Interested in the class? To participate you should be able to competently maneuver in class II rapids. This includes ability to Ferry, Catch Eddies, Roll, adjust you lines on the fly.

Previous river time is critical to this course and you will need to be a competent Nantahala River Paddler. The amount of time paddling last year should be at least 20 river trips of class II rivers. Paddler should  have a good roll in both flat and moving water . The roll does not have to be 100% all the time but you should be confident with your roll.

Clinci Size:

  • Open to 2 Students

Required Gear:

  • Positive & fun attitude
  • Kayak with Floatation
  • Paddle
  • Skirt
  • PFD – Personal Floatation Devices
  • Helmet
  • Throw Rope
  • Appropriate river clothing & shoes
  • Sun block
  • Water
  • Any food you need to keep going