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Summer 2021 Paddling Program Guide

FGPC Outrigger OC1 Programs

For the Summer of 2021, FGPC offers Beginner, Recreational, and Performance level OC1 programming. All programs require membership in our “Extraordinary Access Program” (EAP).


Solo Recreational OC1 weekend series

This program is available to FGPC EAP paddlers who have graduated from the beginner series or who have solo self rescue records on file with FGPC. A maximum of 6 seats per day are available for this program on weekends from July through September (13 practices), from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. These sessions are accompanied by FGPC coaches for safety and instruction; paddlers will learn new techniques as well as have opportunities to improve their existing skills in a safe but fun and social environment.

  • Option 1: Saturdays (weekly), 2:00pm – 3:30pm
    • July 3 – September 25 (13 sessions)
    • Limited to 6 participants
    • $150.00
    • Coach: Derrick Chow
  • Option 2: Sundays (weekly), 2:00pm – 3:30pm
    • July 4 – September 26 (13 sessions)
    • Limited to 6 participants
    • $150.00
    • Coach: Nolan Tomaselli

Solo Recreational OC1 weekday series

This program is available to FGPC EAP paddlers who have graduated from the beginner series or who have self rescue records on file with FGPC. A maximum of 6 seats per day are available for this program from July through September (13 practices) from 11:00am to 12:30pm. These daily sessions are accompanied by FGPC coaches for safety and instruction; paddlers will learn new techniques as well as have opportunities to improve their existing skills in a safe but fun and social environment.

  • Each weekday (weekly), 11:00am – 12:30pm
    • July 1 to September 29, 2021 (13 sessions)
      • Limited to 6 participants for each weekday session
      • $150.00
      • Coaches: Marcus Krieger (Monday), Tristan Hayton (Tuesday – Friday)
      • Weekday registrations are not transferable, but paddlers can select multiple days for the season (e.g. Mondays and Wednesdays

“Recreational” Dry Land Training

This program is currently on hold due to health restrictions

  • Coach: Adam Black or Tonija Skuja
  • Session: Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm or Saturday 3 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Program Start: TBA
  • Capacity: 4
  • Price: $180.00 (no taxes)

This coached strength program supplements the Recreational OC1 programs. Participants will be guided through intermediate sport-specific strength and conditioning exercises, always with proper technique in mind, thus translating to a stronger overall performance athlete on the water. 


 

“Solo Performance” 1X WEEKLY series

The Performance OC1 training series places experienced paddlers in 1x weekly advanced coached sessions designed to challenge the abilities and develop the potential of each participant. Because of COV2 regulations as well as limited equipment and dock space, paddlers applying for this program will be placed by the coaching group into one of three available weekly practice sessions (Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday).

Coaches will work to accommodate the individual scheduling preferences, bearing in mind the challenges of allocating paddlers across limited seats. After submitting your application (links below), we will provide you with registration links for specific weekly practices. If the assigned training sessions cannot work for you, please let us know so that we can contact wait-listed paddlers. Scheduling challenges aside, we are confident that these classes will provide challenging, performance-enhancing and fun.

Paddlers are encouraged to complete their applications and preferred practice dates (links below) and send them before Friday, June 18. Registration and payment links will be sent to applicants on or before Wednesday, June 23.

  • Option 1: Tuesdays (weekly), 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    • Coach: Marcus Krieger
    • July 6 – September 28 (13 sessions)
    • Limited to 14 participants (8 club + 6 private boats)
    • $220.00
  • Option 2: Saturdays (weekly), 8:00am – 9:30am
    • Coach: Marcus Krieger
    • July 3 – September 25 (13 sessions)
    • Limited to 14 participants (8 club + 6 private boats)
    • $220.00
  • Option 3: Sundays (weekly) 8:00am – 9:30am
    • Coach: Marcus Krieger
    • July 4 – September 26 (13 sessions)
    • Limited to 14 participants (8 club + 6 private boats)
    • $220.00

CLICK HERE to rank your choice of sessions. Coaches will review your rankings and select the most appropriate choice.

“Performance” Dry Land Training

This program is currently on hold due to health restrictions

  • Coach: Adam Black, Tonija Skuja
  • Sessions available: Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Friday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Program Start: TBA
  • Capacity: 4

Price: $180.00 (no taxes)

This coached strength program supplements the Experienced OC1 programs. Participants will be guided through challenging sport-specific strength and conditioning exercises, with proper technique being central, thus translating to a stronger overall performance athlete on the water. 


Beginner OC1 Weekend Series

These classes provide coached sessions for paddlers who are new to OC1 (outrigger “solo” canoe) paddling. Participants will learn paddling and safety techniques, and how to maneuver and steer as well as dock and launch. They will also learn the navigation rules of the Gorge waterway. Each participant will graduate with the self-rescue skills required to use FGPC’s fleet of solo boats. Paddlers who graduate from solo beginner classes can progress to other FGPC classes over the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons.

  • Option 1: Saturdays (weekly), 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    • June 5 – 26, 2021 (4 sessions)
    • July 3 – 24, 2021 (4 sessions)
    • August 7 – 28, 2021 (4 sessions)
    • September 4 – 25, 2021 (4 sessions)
    • Coaches: Nolan Tomaselli & Brin Nyvall
    • Limited to 4 participants
    • $180.00
  • Option 2: Sundays (weekly), 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    • June 6 – 27, 2021 (4 sessions)
    • July 4 – 25, 2021 (4 sessions)
    • August 8 – 29, 2021 (4 sessions)
    • September 5 – 26, 2021 (4 sessions)
    • Coaches: Hunter Nyvall & Lili Munn
    • Limited to 4 participants
    • $180.00

Click Here to register for any of the above programs.

“Introductory” Dry Land Training

This program is currently on hold due to health restrictions

  • Coach: Adam Black
  • Session: Thursday 7:00PM – 8:30PM
  • Program Start: TBA
  • Capacity: 4
  • Price: $120.00 (no taxes)

This coached strength program supplements the Beginner OC1 programs. Participants will be guided through foundational sport-specific strength and conditioning exercises, with a careful eye on technique, thus translating to a stronger overall performance athlete on the water.


FGPC Team Boat Outrigger Programs


FGPC Team Boat Programs will resume starting on July 1, 2021 under the new program and coaching model. Cohorts that exist through the month of June will be converted into programs that will begin in July, 2021. All programs that are on the water 2x per week will be charged $50.00 monthly, with training plans and input from FGPC coaches. Programs that are on the water 1x weekly, with no coaching input will pay $30.00+tax ($31.50).

To register for any of the below programs, please complete this form


Daytime Recreational Outrigger Series

  • Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:00am – 11:30am
    • July 6 – September 28 (26 sessions)
    • Limited to 22 participants for each weekday session
    • $50.00 monthly
    • Coaches: Brian Neill, Bill Hilton
    • Maximum participants: 22

Evening Recreational Outrigger Series

  • Option 1: Mondays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    • Limited to 22 participants for each session
    • $50.00 monthly
    • Coaches: John Thomas, Paul Bucci
  • Option 2: Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    • Limited to 22 participants for each session
    • $50.00 monthly
    • Coaches: John Thomas, Paul Bucci

Performance Outrigger Series

This series is FGPC’s performance oriented training program. Paddlers will train twice a week in crews, with one weekend practice and one goal-focused weekday evening session. Each weekend practice will see all paddlers of their respective genders training together with the program coach. Each crew with a specific goal race will train in a separate, independent session on a weekday evening of their choice, with a training plan provided by the program coach.

Weekend Sessions

Paddlers will be placed in a weekend practice to train with all performance paddlers of their gender. Participants will train within their goal race crews on a regular basis, with some practices mixing crews to foster adaptable paddling habits.

  • Men’s Performance Practice: Sundays, 10:00am – 11:30am
    • July 4 – September 26, 2021 (13 practices)
  • Women’s Performance Practice: Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:30am
    • July 3 – September 25, 2021 (13 practices)

Weekday Sessions

Paddlers with similar racing goals will be placed into training groups for weekday evening sessions. Training groups will be able to decide on an evening practice time for the duration of their training season.

Monday4:00pm – 5:30pm5:30pm – 7:00pm7:00pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday4:00pm – 5:30pm5:30pm – 7:00pm7:00pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday4:00pm – 5:30pm5:30pm – 7:00pm7:00pm – 8:30pm
Thursday4:00pm – 5:30pm5:30pm – 7:00pm7:00pm – 8:30pm
Friday4:00pm – 5:30pm5:30pm – 7:00pm7:00pm – 8:30pm

Current Crews

Men’s Masters Performance: Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm & Sundays, 10:00am – 11:30am

  • July 1 – September 26 (26 sessions)
  • $50.00 monthly
  • Coach: Marcus Krieger

Women’s Masters Performance: Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm & Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:30am

  • July 1 – September 26 (26 sessions)
  • $50.00 monthly
  • Coach: Marcus Krieger

To register for any of the programs above, please complete this form


Dragon Boat Programs

July – September 2021


Registration Details

  1. Dragon boat teams must confirm their intent to paddle this season by the end of June, 2021 to secure practice times.
  2. Until June 25, historical team practice times will be protected; after June 25, practice times will be released on a first come, first served basis according to waitlisted requests
  3. Teams require a minimum of 12 paddlers to form a team
    • All paddlers will register and pay individually once their practice times and captain have been confirmed by our registrar
  4. Three month program; not all 3 months must be used, but the fee will still apply

Team Captains (only) – to arrange for your team to return to paddling please CLICK HERE

Dragon Boat Paddlers (returning or new) – to submit your wish to join (or rejoin) a dragon boat team please CLICK HERE

Pricing

*Fees are per paddler

3 month season, July 1 – September 29 (26 sessions)

FGPC coach & stern, 2x per week: $275.00 (tax-exempt)
FGPC coach & stern, 1x per week: $235.00 (tax-exempt)

  • If the coach & stern option is chosen by a team, FGPC will supply a suitable coach and steersperson to lead each practice for the duration of the paddling season

No FGPC staff, 2x per week: $225.00 (plus tax)
No FGPC staff, 1x per week: $175.00 (plus tax)

  • If a team is supplying their own steersperson, they must be approved by FGPC management to ensure a safe experience for all participants on the water


Racing Opportunities

FGPC teams who confirm their captains and practice times on or before 30 June will have guaranteed racing spots in FGPC’s two COVID-compliant dragon boat events:

  1. FGPC SplashDash 250m (Saturday, August 7): sprint event with prizes, entertainment and demonstration and novelty races.
    • For any dragon boat team, both internal to FGPC and external, that continues to maintain a festival registration team credit with FGPC for a race deferred to 2022 due to COVID, festival registration at FGPC’s SplashDash event is complimentary, and your place is guaranteed if confirmed on or before June 30.
  2. FGPC Guts & Glory Championships 1000m (Saturday, September 18): straight line championship racing with novelty races.