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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 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.

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (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 (Wednesday & Friday)
      • Weekday registrations are not transferable, but paddlers can select multiple days for the season (e.g. Mondays and Wednesdays

“Recreational” Dry Land Training

  • Coach: Adam Black or Tonija Skuja
  • Session: Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm or Saturday 3 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Program Start: July 6
  • Capacity: 4
  • Price: $180.00 (no taxes)

Cancelled

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

  • 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: First week of July, 2021
  • Capacity: 4

Cancelled

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
    • 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
    • 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

  • Coach: Adam Black
  • Session: Thursday 7:00PM – 8:30PM
  • Program Start: First week of July, 2021
  • Capacity: 4
  • Price: $120.00 (no taxes)

Cancelled

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 24 participants for each weekday session
    • $150.00
    • Coaches: Brian Neill, Bill Hilton

For non-9-to-5ers and retirees who want to challenge themselves with progressive distances.  Learn the basics of paddling while training in various conditions, from protected waters to middle distance (10km) open water pieces.

Evening Recreational Outrigger Series

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    • July 5 – September 29 (26 sessions)
    • Limited to 24 participants
    • $150.00
    • Coaches: John Thomas, Paul Bucci

A fun and supportive environment for paddlers who enjoy training in outrigger canoes. While participants will have opportunities to race, the focus is on building skills and enjoying time on the water. Practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

Performance Outrigger Series

This series is FGPC’s performance crew training program. Paddlers train twice a week in one of three streams: the mixed program (2x weekday evenings), the women’s program (Saturday AM  + 1x weekday evening) and the men’s program (Sunday AM + 1x weekday evening). For the two gender-focused programs, weekend morning practices are supplemented by goal-oriented weekday evening sessions, tailored to gender, age division and the goal races of participating paddlers. Weekend gender practices focus on multi-crew training with the program coach. Crews with specific goal races will also train in independent sessions on weekday evenings, with training plans provided by the program coach.

All performance oriented paddlers are welcome to join either the mixed, men’s or women’s program, and to work with the coach to determine the performance goals and races that will determine your weekday training. Paddlers with general paddling goals are encouraged to enroll in the mixed program. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:

Women’s Performance Practice: Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:30am

  • July 3 – September 25, 2021
  • $150.00
  • Limited to 30 participants
  • Coach: Marcus Krieger

Men’s Performance Practice: Sundays, 10:00am – 11:30am

  • July 4 – September 26, 2021
  • $150.00
  • Limited to 30 participants
  • Coach: Marcus Krieger

Mixed Performance Practices: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

  • July 6 – September 25, 2021
  • $150.00
  • Limited to 30 participants
  • Coach: Erik Ages

Supplementary Gender / Age-Defined Crews (in addition to program streams above):

  • Men’s Masters Performance: Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Women’s Masters Performance: Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

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.