Kayak Polo on the Beach

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Time

Check the message board for the latest updates.

Location

On the beach at Spanish Banks, at the base of Tolmie st. Starting around 7, depending on people and daylight.

Costs

Naturally, in VOC style, boat/gear borrowing is free, and the "instructors" are all volunteers. If the boats are being driven in, it might be nice to throw in a few dollars for gas money or to help out on the loading or unloading.

Details about the session

The sessions now have two parts:

  • First Half

For beginners and those wanting to work on specific skills, club members will have time to go over the basics of rolling and some flat water boat handling with direct instruction. For those who just want to get exercise and play, the games can begin right at opening.

  • Second Half

For the second half of the time a larger organized game of polo will be the main focus. The Polo part is more fun than you might think; it gets your mind away from over-thinking the rolling process and is good practice for working on boat control and balance.

Next Session

SEPT 6th, 2012


Attendees

--Has Boat--

  1. Caitlin
  2. Phil
  3. Dmitri
  4. Cora
  5. Alice (but would appreciate transportation for the boat , please :)
  6. Alex

--Needs Boat--

  1. Erica
  2. Stephen - interested in attending just to try a little kayaking
  3. Jen
  4. Anne
  5. Daniel - I don't have any gear but this sounds fun
  6. Nick McCarthy
  7. Gillian- I have no gear but would like to come

Gear???

bring a waterproof / windproof coat if you dont have a wetsuit or drytop hopefully the air will be warm, but the water will be as chilly as the ocean get in summer

Gear Borrowing

How it works: We look at the numbers signed up each week who say they need to borrow gear, and miraculously between the club's fleet of kayaks and awesome club-spirited boat lenders, we always seem to have enough. (Do expect to share some, but that's pretty usual at a pool session anyway)

IMPORTANT: If you signed up and then change your mind PLEASE take yourself off the wiki list before noon on the day of the session (or email the organizer). First, your spot might be one someone else would like, and second, it can take up to an hour of driving for our volunteers to bring a borrowed boat in for you. Keep your VOC volunteers happy, not grumpy!

Further information

If you have any questions post on the message board.