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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)

TRAQS

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
    paddlers.
  • 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
    needs)
    • 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
    (Dorsey)
    : Forward finishing rolls Reverse Sweep/Storm/(Joanne)
    : Aft finishing rolls (Pete)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 Clean/ Pack Out