A Voice for the Sacramento River System Since 1984

Paddle Fest & California 100 Clinics

Currently, we have clinics scheduled for March 12 (Sausalito, SF Bay), March 25 (Red Bluff, Sacramento River) and April 29 (Redding, Sacramento River).  Details below.

ALL paddle sport craft and skill levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome and will be accommodated.

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About the Clinics

Paddle Fest and California 100 pre-race training clinics help paddlers get river ready and, for the long-distance racers, get tips to succeed in an ultra-distance paddling race like the California 100.  Each clinic is led by professional paddlers and Cal 100 finishers.  Clinics are appropriate for paddlers of any craft and aren’t only for racers – anyone can benefit from these paddling clinics. By attending a race clinic, you’re giving yourself a better chance of success.

What to expect at all clinics

We will cover a range of topics which could include training, setting goals, nutrition, equipment rigging and more.  A substantial amount of time for Q & A and looking at individual equipment setups.

The group paddles will be appropriate for all levels and all vessels. They are geared to help you train smarter, not harder.

What to bring to each clinic

  • Your boat/board, paddle and your standard gear
  • If you want feedback and a realistic training opportunity, rig your boat/board as you think you may set it up for the race
  • Proper clothing for the on-water and on-land sessions (for point to point trainings bring 2 sets of warm clothes for the shuttle)
  • Plenty of food and hydration
  • Waterproof notebook and pencil if you want to take notes

SF Bay Clinic

When:             March 12, 10am – 3pm

Where:            Fort Baker, Sausalito

Focus:            Join Rivers for Change Founder, John Dye, and Sean Morley of 101 Surf Sports for the first training clinic of the season.  Jumpstart your training by tuning up your forward stroke and learn some ultra-marathon training techniques.  This clinic will also include an introduction to dynamic water – on the Bay at Yellow Bluff.  Bring your anticipated race-day equipment, discuss gear options & packing options and set yourself up to train smarter.

ALL paddle sport craft and skill levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome and will be accommodated.

Cost:               $70 or $35, if signed up for the race.

Register:        fundraise.sacrivertrust.org/2017SausalitoPaddleClinic

Red Bluff Clinic 

When:             March 25, 2017, 8:30am – 4:00pm

Where:            Red Bluff Recreation Area (diversion dam)

Focus:            Join Elaine Baden and Jason Montelongo for a one-hour on-land clinic and Q&A followed by a group paddle on the Sacramento River covering part of the section between checkpoint 1 and 2 of the course (approximately 24 miles).  This section includes the majority of the small rapids on the course and is an excellent opportunity to gain moving & turbulent water experience.  The team of professional paddlers will guide you through the rough spots and get you race ready in a safe supportive environment.

Cost:               $100 or $50, if signed up for the race.

Register:        fundraise.sacrivertrust.org/2017RedBluffPaddleClinic

Redding Clinic 

When:             April 29, 2107, 8:30am – 4:00pm

Where:            844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA  96001

Focus:            Join Elaine Baden and Jason Montelongo will begin with a one-hour on-land clinic and Q&A followed by a group paddle on the Sacramento River starting at the event start line.  Get some practice on the upper section of the river, the start, the upper rapids and the shortcuts in the Redding area.  Gain experience paddling on moving water, learn & practice ferry gliding across the river and work on paddling safety and efficiently in the first leg of the course.  This section will not cover many miles, but will instead focus on skill development with our team of professional paddlers.

Cost:               $100 or $50, if signed up for the race.

Register:        fundraise.sacrivertrust.org/2017ReddingPaddleClinic

 

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