Lumsden to Craven Marathon Race
This 18km race offers a race experience and the opportunity to learn from others in a group environment. Creek paddling is challenging due to the meandering river flow, the changing depth conditions and the effects of waves generated from boats and the river bed. The race provides a group environment in a small creek where mistakes are amplified and learning opportunities can be found at every turn. This race also promotes pack paddling by allowing teams to turn as soon as they see another boat coming back downstream. The result is a fast paced, chaotic finish as all boats return to the start/finish line with a few minutes.
Clinic goals: Improved boat control in a pack under variable conditions