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Philadelphia Canoe Club

Canoe Clinic - Front and Back Ferries

  • 28 Jul 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Wissahickon Creek, Schuylkill River
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  • Some boat control experience necessary.
    Ferrying is used to easily and quickly move from one side of the river to the other while avoiding obstacles (rocks, trees, other boaters). You can ferry facing downstream (back ferry) or facing upstream (front ferry). Back ferries are especially important in canoes because you don't need to turn the boat against the upstream current, just angle the boat a bit and paddle backward to avoid a problem. Knowing a good back stroke is essential for back ferries.
    You may use either a whitewater or flatwater canoe. Tandem students need to bring a partner.

Some boat control experience necessary. 

Ferrying is used to easily and quickly move from one side of the river to the other while avoiding obstacles (rocks, trees, other boaters). You can ferry facing downstream (back ferry) or facing upstream (front ferry). Back ferries are especially important in canoes because you don't need to turn the boat against the upstream current, just angle the boat a bit and paddle backward to avoid a problem.  Knowing a good back stroke is essential for back ferries.

You may use either a whitewater or flatwater canoe. Tandem students need to bring a partner.

Cost: $25

For further information, please contact Looie Voorhees 

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