Essential Tips For Canoeing Like A Pro

Can you canoe? If not, here are a few tips for you!

Are you just getting into canoeing and don’t know where to start or how to for that matter? We have you covered! For most people who love boats, canoeing holds a special place in their hearts. Canoeing is a sport that has been in existence for centuries and there are a few tricks involved in how to perfectly meander a canoe through the river. Here are a few tips for the beginners who are just getting started with their canoeing adventures.

Synchronisation With Your Partner Will Keep You Afloat

You have to find your rhythm with your partner. Paddling in synchronisation with your partner will make all the difference in the canoeing world. The bow paddler is the one rowing at the front would be in charge of setting the pace of the canoe and the stern paddler, the one sitting at the back would be in charge of matching up with the pace of the bow paddler. Doing this will ensure that you have a good momentum going on and one that is maintained. Switching at regular intervals and changing sides will keep you boat going in the straight direction if you are not familiar with the other strokes entirely.

Vertical Paddle Shaft Will Gain You Miles

Keeping the paddle shaft vertical is not the easiest task, but it will keep you from lagging behind. Keeping the paddle shaft vertical will make sure that you gain speed and maintain it especially if you need to keep up with time. The paddle shaft should be in the vertical position especially during your power phase of canoeing. This would maximise the propulsion with every stroke. Keep the blade vertical and you will catch up in no time.

Care For The Water Temperature And Not The Air Temperature

When you are dressing for you canoeing adventure, dress according to the temperature of the water and not the air. This will prevent you from getting into a hypothermic condition which could be dangerous for you otherwise. Also, remember to wear your life jackets in order to prevent accidents which are not unusual. The other tip would be to always have a sunscreen on ti minimise the damage that the sun could do to your skin. Dressing appropriately and comfortably for canoeing is extremely important for your proper functioning during the sport.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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