Check back for 2015 Pre-Race Training Clinics and Practice Sessions


  • Training Clinic #1 – February 22nd, 2015: Oakland, CA
  • Training Clinic #2- March 7th, 2015: Redding, CA
  • Training Clinic #3- TBD

What to expect at all sessions

– We will spend the first portion 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 boat/board and Paddle and your standard Gear
– Rig your boat/board 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.
  • Just Kayak More is an active paddling club in the Redding area with great resources on their website and regular Sacramento River paddles.