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stellar-surfskiPerformance Paddling Clinics

Our Performance Paddling Clinics bring celebrity instructors to Charles River Canoe & Kayak. These instructors are world-renowned and have years of teaching and paddling experience, and their classes augment our Paddling School offerings. A list of these currently scheduled clinics appears below. Make sure you’re on the e-mail list to find out when these celebrity instructors will be coming next.

Free Stellar Surfski Demo

Thursday September 13th 4pm-6:30pm
Charles River Canoe & Kayak Paddling Store
160 Riverview Ave. Waltham, MA 02453

Meet Stellar team paddler Ian Black and demo the full line of Stellar surf skis. On hand will be the new Stellar Elite Assassin (SEA). This boat has only been out for a couple of months but is getting great reviews. Send us an email if there is a specific Stellar boat you want to try and we will make sure it is available.

Ian Black Race Prep & “Millers Run” Video Presentation

Thursday September 13th 7pm
Charles River Canoe & Kayak Paddling Store
160 Riverview Ave. Waltham, MA 02453

ian-black-stellar-surfski-smallCost $5.00 donation to the Charles River Watershed Association
After the on water demo join us inside the paddling shop for some light snacks and a session on surfski set up and race preparations. Ian is also fortunate to live near the fabled Cape Town “Millers Run” and has since become an accomplished downwind technician. He will present some exhilarating videos and analysis of some exciting downwind sessions.

Ian Black Race Prep & “Millers Run” Video Presentation Starts at 7pm at the Shop in Waltham.
$5 Donation to the Charles River Watershed Association
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Fundamentals of Surfski & Performance Paddling with Ian Black

Sunday September 16th 9am-3pm
Charles River Canoe & Kayak Paddling Store
160 Riverview Ave. Waltham, MA 02453

Join Ian for a 6 hour class designed for intermediate paddlers looking to improve their technique and racing ability. The course will cover the fundamentals of Surfski paddling as well as cadence-based training techniques.

Fundamentals of Surfski & Performance Paddling with Ian Black
meets for one 6-hour session at the Shop in Waltham.
$75 includes six hours of instruction
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Ben Lawry Forward Strokes Clinic

kayak forward stroke clinic ben lawryBen Lawry has been paddling for over 40 years, and teaching/guiding for over 30. He has taught paddling on five continents and competed on three. Presently he is head instructor/owner of Kayak Camp with his wife, Elizabeth. He has led trips and traveled extensively in South America, South Africa, Europe and North America. As a brand ambassador, he is involved with kayak design in sea, light-touring, and racing kayaks. He enjoys competing in a variety of racing events and has won the General Clinton, Blackburn Challenge, and Run of the Charles races.

Ben Lawry’s Forward Stroke Clinic
Saturday June 2nd, 9am or 1pm at the Shop in Waltham

Ben’s Touring Forward Stroke Clinic is designed for all paddlers. The grip, paddle, and body are covered as we work toward a solid and efficient forward stroke. Efficiency and correct body use are the keys here to keep you paddling for hours at a time with ease and grace. Balance, posture, and tilting/edging/leaning are covered and correct blade and boat use.

Ben Lawry’s Three-Hour Forward Stroke Clinic meets for one 3-hour session at the Shop in Waltham.
$65 includes three hours of instruction
$80 includes three hours of instruction and a boat rental
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Ben Lawry Full-Day Paddling Clinic for Racing and Fitness
Sunday June 3th, 9am at the Shop in Waltham

Ben’s full-day clinic is designed for paddlers of all abilities. Same as the forward stroke clinic but with more personalized attention and practice, we’ll focus on the grip, paddle, and body as we work toward a solid and efficient forward stroke. Efficiency and correct body use are the keys here to keep you paddling for hours at a time with ease and grace. Balance, posture, and tilting/edging/leaning are covered and correct blade and boat use.

Ben Lawry’s Full -Day Clinic for Racing and Fitness meets for one 6-hour session at the Shop in Waltham.
$99 includes a full day of instruction
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