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TRAQS 2022 Schedule

Extended TRAQS (Extended participants only)

Thursday, Oct 27

  • 3:00-6:00 Registration
  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner
  • 7:15-7:30 Introductions
  • 7:30-8:00 Dry land rolling
  • 8:00-10:00 Making your own Norsaq (harpoon throwing stick)


Friday, Oct 28

  • 7:00-7:45 Yoga with Dorsey
  • 8:00-8:45 Breakfast (Extended participants only)
  • 9:00-5:00 Paddle making class
  • 9-9:15 Freestyling with a Greenland Kayak (Pete)
    : Pete Hohmann will demonstrate how you can combine maneuvers and rolls to create a
    Freestyle routine to music. (Pete)
  • 9:15-11:30 The Where, Why and How of Greenland Paddling (Pete)
    : Pete will start with a brief beach talk on the history of the Greenland kayaking and why it is
    appropriate for today. This will be followed by an on-the-water introduction to the
    Greenland forward stroke and maneuvering strokes. This class is designed for beginners, but
    experienced Greenland paddlers are also welcome to come and help with the newer
  • 9:15-11:30 One-on-one rolling sessions (Extended participants only)
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch (Extended participants only)
  • 1:00-4:00 Registration (Standard TRAQS participants)
  • 1:00-4:00 Obedience training your Greenland kayak with a Skinny Stick, Part I (Pete)
    : This class will be about developing finesse with the Greenland paddle. A buoy course will be
    set up to help fine-tune your maneuvering strokes, with an emphasis on smoothly blending
    strokes. This class is appropriate for any skill level.
  • 1:15-2:00 One-on-one rolling sessions (Extended participants only)
  • 2:15-4:00 Beginning rolling (Bev)
  • 2:15-4:00 Intermediate aft rolls Butterfly/Shotgun/Norsaq/Hand (Ed)
  • 2:15-4:00 Basic forward finishing rolls/Chest Scull/Reverse Sweep (Joanne)
  • 4:00-4:45 Rolling demo
  • 6:00-6:45 Dinner
  • 7:00-7:15 Introductions (Lakeside conference room)
  • 7:30-10:00
    • Halloween Costume judging
    • Group activity (your choice) Harpoon throwing/knot tying/making a float bag/Traditional qajaqs and gear

Saturday, Oct 29

  • 7:00-7:45 Yoga with Dorsey
  • 8:00-8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:30 Morning on-water session (All sessions are subject to change based on participants
    • Beginning rolling (Joanne/Don)
    • Forward Stroke 1 (Greg): land based training and detailed discussion starting with proper paddle size, grip, leg drive, torso rotation stroke, crunch stroke, canted blade, how to extend the paddle safely for bracing.
    • Forward Strokes II- continuation of Strokes I on the water.(Greg)
    • Intermediate aft rolls Butterfly/Shotgun/Norsaq/Hand (Bev)
    • Basic forward finishing rolls/Chest Scull/Reverse Sweep (Ed)
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 Afternoon on-water session I
    • Beginning rolling (Bev)
    • Support strokes and paddling maneuvers (Greg)
    • Our initial focus will be on support strokes such as side sculls and braces, which will help you prevent a capsize. We will then continue to fine-tune our maneuvering strokes on the buoy course. This class is appropriate for anyone, even if you did not attend Part 1.
    • Intermediate aft rolls/Shotgun/Norsaq/Hand (Pete)
    • Storm roll (Joanne)
  • 3:00-4:30 Afternoon on-water session II
    • Basic Sculling rolls (Ed)
    • Rescues (Dorsey)
    • Marine Radio/Navigation basics (Hank)
    • Sharpening your roll (all)
  • 5:00-5:45 Dinner
  • 6:15-6:45 Award presentations
  • 6:45-7:15 Florida Circumnavigation planning and experiences (Dorsey)
  • 7:15-8:00 Auction
  • 8:00-9:30 Bonfire Social by the Lake
  • 9:30-?? Socializing

Sunday, Oct 30

  • 7:00-7:45 Yoga with Dorsey
  • 8:00-8:45 Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:00 Morning on-water session
    : Beginning rolling (Ed)
    : Strokes on the move -A relaxing paddle around the lake with focus on stroke refinement
    : Forward finishing rolls Reverse Sweep/Storm/(Joanne)
    : Aft finishing rolls (Pete)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 Clean/ Pack Out