Becky Mason - Classic Canoeing Instructional Courses
Classic Canoeing Instruction with Becky Mason
Becky Mason is
offering an instruction program called Classic Canoeing. Through these
solo and tandem clinics you can discover the joy of handling a canoe with poetry, confidence and grace in any conditions from
the quiet of a misty morning to the pounding waves of a stormy lake.
SOLO & TANDEM CLINICS
SOLO (classic beginner) Designed to introduce new canoeists to canoeing or for people who like to learn nice
and slowly. Includes canoe and paddle appreciation,
paddling strokes and safe canoeing practices. Learn the skills that will enable you to put your canoe
exactly where you want it to go. Skills covered: forward and back paddling, pivots, sideslips and
CLASSIC SOLO (novice to advanced) Prerequisite is Basic or
a couple of years of canoeing experience. The aim is to make
your stroke the most efficient it can be so all the momentum of the canoe is utilized. Content covered: A review of Basic
Solo plus a selection of these strokes: Canadian, Indian, Box, Bow Jam & Cut, Circle, Low Brace Turn, and Sculling draw.
CLASSIC TANDEM (novice to advanced) Designed to introduce
experienced and less experienced canoeist to the finer points of
efficient tandem canoeing skills. Forward & back paddling,
stationary and power pivots, stationary and power sideslips and under
power dock landings. Everyone will enjoy even if your skill levels vary
Canoe courses run May to Oct. at Meech Lake in the Gatineau Park, 20
mins from Ottawa. All equipment provided. Classic alumni receive a
discount. Fee amount includes taxes. Other combos of dates & times offered upon request.
Two sessions of two hours each
& Wed or Tues & Thurs. evenings (other evenings combos welcome)
6:30pm to 8:30pm (Morning classes are offered on demand).
to 3 person for solo clinics or 1 to 5 for tandem clinics.
Meech Lake, Quebec, some equipment is provided.
$130.00 per person for solo clinic or $115.00 per person for tandem
"Nathalie and I both want to thank you so much for the awesome lessons you gave us!!
We both enjoyed them thoroughly and learned so much! Your paddling style is so elegant, efficient and fun! A real pleasure to learn ...
Thank you so much for accommodating us by teaching one solo and one tandem course. The best of both worlds!
Your strategy on teaching the tandem course is inventive, perceptive and lots of fun! :-)
" Catherine Presseau, 2015.
How to enrol:|
Full payment is required before or at the start of the first class.
Solo (tax included) or $115. tandem (tax included). You can either pay by cheque
(made out to Classic Solo Canoeing) or cash; or by credit card via
Paypal. A $10. deposit reserves your spot.
Becky Mason to book your course
Becky Mason, Classic Solo Canoeing
P.O Box 1735, Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 1A1 Canada
*Custom made gift certificates also available *
Introductory Classic Solo Canoeing dvd|
Advanced Classic Solo Canoeing dvd|
Accommodation near Meech Lake, Quebec.
Wakefield (25mins) Gatineau/Hull (20mins)|
Old Chelsea B&B
, 213 Old Chelsea
Hidden Treasures, B&B
HWY 105, Chelsea
La Vallee Motel
1418, HWY 105, Chelsea
Alpengruss Cafe & Motel
831 Riverside Dr, Wakefield
NCC camping near Meech Lake
(30 mins) at Lac Philippe and Lac Taylor in the Gatineau Park.
We can discuss adding a
accreditation component onto your Classic solo course. I
can run Lake Canoe and Moving Water Paddle Canada accreditation classes
and offer group rates.