Race Clinics

 

Schedule

  • February 22, 2014 – Half Moon Bay, CA – Pillar Point Harbor
  • March 1, 2014 – Red Bluff, CA – Sacramento River
  • March 22, 2014 – Redding, CA – Sacramento River
  • April 19, 2014 – Kernville, CA – Kern River
  • April 26, 2014 – Healdsburg, CA – Russian River
  • May 3, 2014 – Carnelian Bay, CA – Lake Tahoe

April 19, 2014 – Kernville Clinic

Time:  8:00am – 12:00noon

Location:  Riverside Park, Kernville, CA  93238

Focus:  We’ll begin with an on-land clinic and Q&A covering training tactics, equipment preparation and other racing concepts.  Then, we’ll get on the water for a group paddle on the Kern River working on river reading skills and safe paddling practices in moving water.  Our professional paddling team, led by Cal 100 veteran and long-time paddler Chris Koerner of Mistral, will work with participants on moving water skills and will take time to practice skills over and over to develop speed and efficiency.

Cost:  $100 or $50 if already signed up for the California 100.  Clinic participants will receive a $50 discount if signing up for the Cal 100 after this clinic.

Register:  california100kernvilletraining.eventbrite.com


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April 26, 2014 – Healdsburg Clinic

Time:  10:00am – 4:00pm

Location:  Veteran’s Memorial Beach, Healdsburg, CA  95448

Focus:  We’ll begin with an on-land clinic and Q&A followed by a group paddle on the Russian River.  This training session will cover the same course as the Great Russian River Race, one of Northern California’s premier short river races and a perfect pre California 100 event. This is a great opportunity to test your river skills and gauge your progress before the big day!  This course has many technical sections offering opportunities to learn river navigation skills.  Kick up rudders are advised. This is a supportive, safe environment to get you race ready.

Cost:  $100 or $50 if already signed up for the California 100.  Clinic participants will receive a $50 discount if signing up for the Cal 100 after this clinic.

Register:  california100healdsburgtraining.eventbrite.com


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May 3, 2014 – Lake Tahoe Clinic

Time:  9:00am – 1:00pm

Location:  Waterman’s Landing, 5166 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA  96162

Focus:  Join us at the Waterman’s Landing where this clinic will begin with an hour of on-land concepts and a Q&A session.  Concept topics include nutrition, training tactics, equipment preparation, etc.  Afterwards we’ll get on the water for a group paddle and practice interval training & work on paddling technique to improve efficiency and power.  This is a great stand alone training or a last-chance to get ready for the Cal 100.

Cost:  $100 or $50 if already signed up for the California 100.  Clinic participants will receive a $50 discount if signing up for the Cal 100 after this clinic.

Register:  california100laketahoetraining.eventbrite.com


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Discounts

*If you register for the Cal 100 first, you will receive a 50% discount code in your confirmation email. Use that when you register for a training session.
*If you want to try a training session first and then decide to register for the Cal 100, contact us to request a promotional code after the training session for a discount on the Cal 100 registration. (discount will be equal to 50% of the training fee.)

Want to talk about it? Check out: NorCal Paddling Club Forum

 

What to expect at all sessions

- We will spend the first 1-3 hours on land covering the basics of how to have a successful ultra-race. Topics include Training, Setting Goals, Nutrition, Boat rigging and more.
- The last part of the dry land clinic will be dedicated to answering questions and looking at individual boat setups.
- The group paddles will be appropriate for all levels and all vessels. They are geared to help you train smarter, not harder!

 

What to bring to each session

- Your kayak and Paddle and your standard Gear
- Rig your boat as you think you may set it up for the race
- Paddle Clothes for on water session
- Warm clothes for the Clinic and afterwards (for point to point trainings bring 2 sets of warm clothes for the shuttle)
- Plenty of food and hydration for on the water

 

Additional Notes and Community Resources

- Susan Starbird puts on paddle stroke technique sessions out of lake Natoma.
- Additional stroke coaching videos and stroke specific clinics are offered by local legend Brent Reitz
- The Wave Chaser Paddle Series offers Open Ocean races as well as novice beginner courses in the Bay Area. This is a great way to set goals and get involved with the paddling community.

 

About the Instructor

Wondering what Carter Johnson knows about ultra paddle racing? Check out some of his accomplishments:
· 460 mile Yukon River Quest – Solo kayak record holder
· 263 mile Texas Water Safari – Solo kayak record holder
· 300 mile Everglades Challenge – Previous solo and tandem record holder
· 340 mile Missouri 340 – Solo kayak record holder
· 150 mile Great Amazon River Raft Race – Course record holder
· Guinness World record for distance paddled in 24 hours Flat water (152miles)
· Guinness World record for overall distance paddled in a solo Kayak (280 miles)
· 2010 and 2011 USA K1 Marathon team qualifier
· 2011 1st place in Molokai World Championship Tandem Division.

 

Contact

cal100@riversforchange.org