Self assessment can be challenging, so if you need help deciding if you are best suited for the Intermediate Track, give us a call at (518) 524-4117. Assuring that you are on the correct track not only helps you get the most out of the classes, but also helps the entire group move at a similar pace. Please know that we have an excellent team of instructors, so no matter the track you take you are getting great instruction.
Advanced Strokes and Boat Control. This class is intended for those that have intermediate canoeing skills (Forward Stroke 1.0 and Boat Control 1.0 would be great prerequisites). Students should walk away from this class with a better understanding of the finer points of boat control and all strokes, with efficiency being the ultimate take away. As we push our limits the likelihood of multiple immersions and lengthy periods of time in the water becomes more of a possibility. Be dressed for this and if you are not sure what to wear to stay warm, click HERE for more info.
Open Water Adventure. This class is intended for those who have intermediate skills and are comfortable with edge control, bracing and rescues. This class also will take place over the course of a 4-6-mile paddle, so consider your stamina level. The goal of this class is to take what you have learned in the past and at the Symposium and put it to the test. While on our adventure, a series of scenarios will test self and group management skills along with a variety of paddling skills. We intend to also introduce some new skills to add to your tool box, for when you are out on longer group journeys. Students will be required to have sufficient water and food to make it through this class, as we will not be close to shore. This class tends to take exertion, and we suggest planning this for the afternoon so all you have to look forward to is a shower and a lawn chair. This class will require multiple immersions and lengthy periods of time in the water. If you are not sure what to wear to stay warm, click HERE for more info.
90-Miler Crash Course. A bucket list item, a race, a family adventure ... “it’s just what we have always done the first weekend in September!” Whatever the Adirondack Canoe Classic is to you, it’s always three long days and 90 miles of waterways and portages. This class will cover paddle skills — like improving your bow draw for Browns Tract -- course management, training, nutrition and team communication. The ultimate goal of this course is to help you understand what you do NOT know, prior to pulling your bow up to the start like in Old Forge, NY. Leading the way will be 90-Miler veterans Andrew Jillings and Brian McDonnell.