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Philadelphia Canoe Club

Canoe Clinic: Front and Back Ferries

  • 20 Jul 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Philadelphia Canoe Club
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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 flat water canoe. Tandem students need to bring a partner.

Cost: ($25 ACA-Members)  ($35 Non-ACA Members)

Boat & Equipment Rental Available $20

For further information, please contact Looie Voorhees at looielooie1@yahoo.com.


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