Program 2020

Welcome to 2020 years canoe symposium! Workshop leaders in the program can be changed depending on how many participants registered. It’s a maximum of 8 participant per workshop.

Friday

Friday pm 13.00-17.00

Whitewater canoeing introduction

Introducing the basics of whitewater canoeing.

Reading the river, decision-making, trim, ferryglide, eddies.

WS leader: Torbjörn Ängqvist

”Derusting” whitewater skills

For intermediate WW-paddlers

For independent paddlers to get back into the water after the winterbreak.

WS leader: Matt Larsson Clifford

”Derusting” whitewater skills

For experienced WW-paddlers

For independent paddlers to get back into the water after the winterbreak.

WS leader: Patrick McCormack

Bollsjo-lake trip

(Social trip)

We paddle away with a cup of coffee in the middle and space for different exercises and experience exchanges between the participants. As always in paddling context, there is a risk / opportunity to get wet. No prior knowledge required, everyone is welcome!

WS leader: Sjöviking

Foundational paddling technique – For beginners (EPP 2)

Discover the characteristics of the canoe and how to go where you want it. We try out positions, forward and back-paddling, moving sideways and going through the scheme of EPP 2. 

WS leader: Fredrik Karlsson

Foundational paddling technique – For experienced (EPP 3)

This workshop aims to deepen the skills and understanding of the foundations of paddle technique and what needed for EPP 3. 

WS leader: Carl Crawfoord

Friday evening

Opening ceremony – Information about Friday sessions

Saturday

Saturday am 09.00-12.00

Expedition skills in whitewater environment – Full day

If you are interested in doing longer trips in whitewater environment. Bosse shares his experience of what to think of and how to solve problem during the trip. 

WS leader: Bo Weslien

Whitewater canoeing introduction (Tandem) – Full day 

Introducing the basics of whitewater canoeing.

Reading the river, decision-making, trim, ferryglide, eddies.

WS leader: Patrick McComack

Whitewater skills, Intermediate level – Full day

Develop your skills in maneuvering the canoe in whitewater

WS leader:  Matt Larsson Clifford

Traditional canoeing skills and campfire cooking – Full day

A day trip on lake Bäsingen highlighting traditional canoeing skills and campfire cooking.

WS leader: Alexandra Conover Bennet

Teaching canoeing to friends and newcomers

Top tips for introducing beginners to the fun and skills of canoeing

WS leader: Jonas Forsmark

Solo paddling

Explore how to move the canoe with less force and saving energy by using good technique and tactics.

WS leader: Tobias Lundgren

Try out canoes

Down at the shore there will be an array of canoes and paddles of different designs and different materials. A great opportunity to research the complexity of the open canoe, and maybe find some new favourites.

Leader: Sjöviking

Saturday pm 13.00-17.00

Canoe sailing

Sailing with improvised rigs and ready-made rigs in canoes. We go through different ways to rig the canoe and how we best use the wind to go where we want in a comfortable way.

WS leader: Carl Crawfoord

Solo paddling

Explore how to move the canoe with less force and saving energy by using good technique and tactics.

WS leader: Tobias Lundgren

Portaging – packing, lifting, portaging

Different techniques for landtransport, securing the canoe on a trailer or on Your vehicle, routines for packing and loading.

WS leader: Magnus Carlsson

Saturday evening

Talk from Patrick McComack

Sunday

Sunday am 09.00-12.00

Whitewater safety – Full day

Foundational skills in safety and rescue for grade 1-2 rivers, skills are also applicable in more difficult waters. Skills are generic for canoes and kayaks.

WS leader: Håkan Mattsson

Problem solving in whitewater environment – Full day

As the name says, how do we solve problems that occur in whitewater environment? 

WS leader: Matt Larsson Clifford

Whitewater skills, Intermediate level (solo) – Full day

Develop your skills in maneuvering the canoe in whitewater

WS leader: Magnus Carlsson

Poling, lining and portaging in running water – Full day

Poling upstream and downstream, techniques using lines from shore and the canoe in the stream or rapid. Portaging techniques and routines.

WS leader: Bo Weslien

Traditional canoeing skills and campfire cooking – Full day

A day trip on lake Bäsingen highlighting traditional canoeing skills and campfire cooking.

WS leader: Alexandra Conover Bennet

Canoe – balet

We´ll blend strokes to move our canoes in all imaginable pivots, slips and what not. We´ll challenge ourselves and each other to get a smile and sometimes a laugh. Each and everyone starting at their own level of experince . Solo or tandem.

WS leader: Fredrik Karlsson

Foundational paddling technique – For beginners (EPP 2)

Discover the characteristics of the canoe and how to go where you want it. We try out positions, forward and back-paddling, moving sideways and going through the scheme of EPP 2. 

WS leader: Carl Crawfoord

Efficient paddling – technique not strength

Explore how to move the canoe with less force and saving energy by using good technique and tactics.

WS leader: Patrick McComack

Sunday pm 13.00-17.00

Canoe sailing

Sailing with improvised rigs and ready-made rigs in canoes. We go through different ways to rig the canoe and how we best use the wind to go where we want in a comfortable way.

WS leader: Torbjörn Ängqvist

Foundational paddling technique – For experienced (EPP 3)

This workshop aims to deepen the skills and understanding of the foundations of paddle technique and what needed for EPP 3. 

WS leader: Carl Crawfoord

Games and technique training 

On a playful way we develop our flat water skills with different games and challenges. 

WS leader: Fredrik Karlsson

Sunday evening

Talk from  Alexandra Conover Bennet

Monday

Monday am 9:00-12:00

GSRT – Full day

Basic safety training for those who work on or around the water. The course mixes practical knowledge and rescue on the water with theoretical knowledge of prevention and promotion of safety work. Contains a lot of wet exercises!

Instructor: Fredrik Karlsson

Whitewater safety level 2 – Full day

Additional skills for safe paddling and rescues in whitewater environments.

Prerequisite: Whitewater safety (Sunday)

WS leader: Matt Larsson Clifford

Whitewater skills, Intermediate level – Full day

Develop your skills in maneuvering the canoe in whitewater

WS leader:  Magnus Carlsson

Teaching and guiding canoeing in whitewater environment – Heldag

Top tips for introducing beginners to the fun and skills of canoeing in whitewater. 

WS leader: Torbjörn Ängquist

Paddlepass Level 2 assessment

Assessment in the Swedish version of EPP 2. Travel home with a green card or an action plan for your future development.

Assessor: Bo Weslien

Paddlepass Level 3 assessment

Assessment in the Swedish version of EPP 3. Travel home with a blue card or an action plan for your future development.

Assessor: Carl Crawfoord

Solo paddling

Explore how to move the canoe with less force and saving energy by using good technique and tactics.

WS leader: Alexandra Conover Bennet

Monday am 13:00-16:00

Solo paddling

Explore how to move the canoe with less force and saving energy by using good technique and tactics.

WS leader: Alexandra Conover Bennet