Paddle Clinics  

Sacramento River Spring Clinics in Redding

IMPORTANT:  There are only 12 spots open for each of these clinics.

These are two-day race clinics for the California River Quest.  Racers may sign up for either day or both.  $50 for one day or $75 for both.  Note: Each day of the clinic is limited to 12 participants total.  NOTE:  If you come to multiple clinics, you’ll have an opportunity to practice what you learned, get questions answered by instructors, and learn new things.

Saturday, March 26 – Register
Sunday, March 27 – Register

Saturday, April 16 – Register
Saturday, April 17 – Register

Saturday, April 30 – Register
Sunday, May 1 – Register

Saturdays – Meet 9:30am (location TBD based on flows, but will be in or near Redding)
Sundays – Meet 7:30am (location TBD based on flows, but will be in or near Redding)


Sacramento River Saturday Clinics – Intro to Moving Water (Redding)

On the first day of the clinic, we will learn about moving water and rapids – the biggest and most fun challenge of the CRQ (besides the distance, of course).

The morning features a mix of on-land and water-based theory and practice.  After lunch, we will set a shuttle and then paddle the first six miles of the CRQ course, which has some of the most exciting rapids.  The highlight of the day will be running Kutras Chute, a fast, fun standing wave on the early part of the course.


Sacramento River Sunday Clinics – Redding to Checkpoint 1 – 25 miles (Balls Ferry, Anderson)
NOTE:  We can make arrangements for shorter runs as needed.

On the second day of the clinic, you practice what you have learned and paddle the entire 1st section of the CRQ (25 miles).  Those who have previous moving water experience but did not participate in Day 1 are welcome to join us as well.

Note:  As always, things may have to change depending on what Mother Nature gives us to work with.



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