Canoe Instruction

Canoe Paddling Technique

Many people assume that canoeing is easy and lessons are unnecessary. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Many paddlers are denied a great deal of enjoyment simply because their skills are inadequate. Knowledge and skills are your tools for canoeing.

Flatwater (Lake) Paddling

Power Point Presentation CLICK HERE...

Instructing Students


Here are some old Canoe Clinic videos for flatwater paddling

The Uncalculated Risk

An American Red Cross 16mm film on river safety

We-No-Nah Canoe Clinic

Kurt Renner discusses marathon style of canoeing, switching sides. These skills are still practiced today. Choosing a paddle and outfitting a canoe for better comfort and control. Basic paddling skills for flatwater paddling. Captured from an old VHS tape.

We-No-Nah Canoe Factory Tour

In December of 1989 Ron Hilbert went to We-No-Nah Minnesota with Kurt Renner to the We-No-Nah Canoe Factory and videoed inner workings of how a fiberglass, kevlar canoe is built.