Now that the days are colder and shorter we are only paddling on Sunday afternoons at 12.45pm for 1 pm on the water. We train for an hour to an hour and a half , depending on conditions.
During Summer (Daylight saving) We train at Lake Canobolas on:
- Tuesday 5.45pm for 6pm on the water
- Thursday 5.45pm for 6pm on the water
- Saturday 7.15 am for 7.30 am on the water
Each training session lasts for approximately 1.5 hours which includes an hour on water time.Being on time is important in this sport because there are a number of preparatory tasks to accomplish first – like getting the boat in the water – and once we are on the water we don’t want to have to come in to pick up late comers.
Training involves some warm up exercises and stretches on land, a warm up lap on the water, then a few laps with some intensity and perhaps a race start. There may also be a discussion about technique with some drills. Oh, and there is always plenty of chatting, joking and perhaps some crew may break into song.
Members also have the chance to participate in regattas across NSW, interstate and internationally. Additional training may be arranged in preparation for regattas.
Safety is very important to us. All members are reminded to be aware of our Risk assessment CCDB paddling training at Lake Canobolas – 2016