Training Tools

DRAGON BOAT INFORMATION

THE BASIC DRAGON BOAT STROKE

Learning the basics of dragon boating is easy but perfecting the stroke takes a lifetime of learning. See some basics in this video:

THE EXIT

Pat Bradley demonstrates the elusive exit here.

Another exit example & more fun to watch!

FIND YOUR PADDLE SIZE

This is a difficult decision for new paddlers. Do not buy a paddle too soon, use club paddles and this handy formula: Choosing Your Paddle Length :

Read this to refine your paddle size. Make sure you get to the CONCLUSION.

THE FINISH ACCORDING TO TIM SCHAUS:

LEARN TO STEER

Read this information before you try your hand at steering.
Steering Basics

DON’T LOSE IT DURING PADDLING SEASON!

Continue to maintain your strength with Bob’s Summer Weight Program.

KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND A RACE

Read Racing for Rookies….even if you are not. It contains some important information.

 

OUTRIGGER CANOE GUIDELINES & CERTIFICATION

The following information is for your safety and increased enjoyment of TRRA’s Outrigger Canoes. Please read it carefully and watch the videos which explain techniques of changing paddling sides and reentering the craft after capsizing (huli).

Certification is done by the Pittsburgh Paddlefish. The information and form is attached here:

OC Paddling Guidelines

OC Application for Certification

Having trouble getting back into OC after a huli? Watch this video: Safety Loop

You can reserve your OC by joining and then logging into iCrew