Wednesday August 26th 2014
This week, we are going to encourage the novice and rookie bow paddlers to paddle in the stern. Mentors will sit in the front today, help steer and give (encouraging!) feedback. Since the water is low and slow and the weather is still warm, this is a good time to give it a try.
Steering in marathon canoes is still all about speed: we switch sides to steer instead of using j-strokes and we lean the boat gently to make small corrections. Here are a few tips: