Beginner’s Clinic Details

Posted by Spalding Hurst

April 28, 2015

Viking Canoe Club’s annual whitewater clinic is located this year at the Russell Fork River in Elkhorn City, Kentucky. Complete beginners or experienced boaters looking to improve their skills, are all welcome! The beginner’s clinic will take place at Ratliff Hole Campground in the Breaks Interstate Park in Elkhorn City, KY. (Click here for map and directions)

You can pay for the clinic dues at the up coming meeting, or pay for the clinic Saturday morning during check in. Saturday’s breakfast and dinner will be provided. We will be having a potluck style pig roast Saturday night with the BWA. We will be joining them for breakfast too.

Sign up here

Cost: $65 non-members | $45 members

Food: Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast are included in the price of registration. Friday dinner and lunch on the river for Saturday and Sunday is the responsibility of the student.

Entertainment: Weather permitting, Saturday night will feature a bon fire and a talent show hosted by the BWA. There is also talk about a dance party.

Gear For Students: Canoe Kentucky have agreed to demo boats to Students. They are a Jackson Kayak dealer so that will be the boats to choose from. The cost is 35$ and for that you get a Kayak, Helmet, Paddle, and PFD, for the weekend. I am sure there is limited gear, so if you are having a hard time finding a boat/gear for the trip contact them early.

Canoe Kentucky:
Phone: 1-888-CANOEKY


Instructors: The goal is to have no more then two students per instructor this year. Please post below if you are wanting to be a Instructor. I would like to get a head count of instructors so we know how many people to feed.

Chase Boaters: We will also need some experienced boaters to help with safety and helping people out with casing their boats.

Shuttle: We will need people to help with shuttling boats and people. If anyone has a trailer that they could bring, that would be nice!

Gear Maestro: We will need help with getting gear down to Elkhorn City. There will be a few things that we will need. The clubs PFD’s, Paddles, and Helmets. Also we will need to get the 3 burner grill for cooking on.

Kitchen Duty: (Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning) to help out with Kitchen duties. This year we decided  to go with BWA with the pig roast and in return we do breakfast.

Nathan Scally/
Patrick Spivey/
Spalding Hurst/


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