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Wednesday 25 November 2020
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Moving Laterally

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Introduction

Progression

  1. Have the students place their blade, power face towards the side of the boat, in the water at the thigh between the knee and the butt.
  2. Get the students to wind their body up facing towards the paddle while keeping the boat very flat.
  3. Pull a nice and slow vertical stroke directly towards the boat. Just before the paddle hits the boat lift it out of the water. Repeat this process until the boat moves a bit to one side and then repeat on the other side.
  4. Once the student can do this deliberately work on teaching them to feather the blade out and away from the boat without taking it out of the water.