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 Find out more about MCS  Information: 207-650-2669   Registration: 207-647-3721  info@mainecanoesymposium.org  MaineCanoeSymposium.org  The first draft workshops descriptions for MCS 2018 is now available on the MCS website. This list includes both on-water workshops, on-land workshops, children's programming, and evening speakers. Check it out on our home page:   MaineCanoeSymposium.org    There are so many different ways to move a canoe, come learn a new one.  A Sampling of this Year's On-Water Workshops These are just a few workshops at MCS 2018 to whet your appetite-many more listed on our website.   Register today and join us for lots of great workshops!  Poling for Women                                     Instructor: Lisa DeHart  In a small class of five, learn the basics of choosing a boat and pole, where to stand, and very basic maneuvering: how to turn right and left, push off nice and straight, how to stop, and sideslip. Women teaching women, having fun on the water-come and play. __________________________________  Introduction to Solo Paddling for Solo or Tandem Canoes Instructor: Keith Attenborough  Learn the specifics of paddling solo, where it's all up to you. We'll spend a few minutes talking about differences between paddling a solo canoe and soloing a tandem boat, and how soloing impacts things like launching and landing, paddling position, and maintaining boat stability. On the water we'll learn basic strokes and how to adjust to not having another paddler in the boat. Back on land, and depending on time, we'll go over some basics of rigging for solo paddling, including ballast, seat height/angle, and other aspects.  __________________________________  Northwoods Paddling  Instructor: Jane Barron  A variation on the "slicing J" (or "Canadian" stroke in Bill Mason's lexicon), true Northwoods paddling uses a narrow-bladed beavertail paddle at a fast stroke rate, a slight bob to the torso to engage the abdominal muscles, and a slicing underwater recovery to cover a lot of miles with less effort. And if all that sounds like mumbo jumbo, take the class to learn a traditional paddling stroke used by Maine Guides to paddle all day and not get tired.  __________________________________  Family Voyageur Canoe Paddle Instructors: Jeff, Finn, and Carly McCabe  All ages welcome to join us as we take out one or two newly restored voyageur canoes for a paddle down Moose Pond. We will take a short coffee/tea/hot chocolate break before heading back to Camp Winona. So take this opportunity to experience the easy flow and comradeship of voyageur canoe travel.  __________________________________  Women in the Stern  Instructor: Polly Mahoney  Women make great stern paddlers! And men great bow paddlers! Sit and switch paddling is ideally suited to put the strongest member of the canoe pair in the bow, where (his) muscles can motor you through the water, and the woman in the stern can finesse and fine-tune the course direction. Come learn more about bow and stern responsibilities, tandem teamwork, and why, for many couples, this arrangement makes the most efficient and pleasant paddling.

Find out more about MCS

Information: 207-650-2669
 
Registration: 207-647-3721

info@mainecanoesymposium.org

MaineCanoeSymposium.org

The first draft workshops descriptions for MCS 2018 is now available on the MCS website. This list includes both on-water workshops, on-land workshops, children's programming, and evening speakers. Check it out on our home page:   MaineCanoeSymposium.org

 
There are so many different ways to move a canoe, come learn a new one.

A Sampling of this Year's On-Water Workshops
These are just a few workshops at MCS 2018 to whet your appetite-many more listed on our website. 

Register today and join us for lots of great workshops!

Poling for Women                                    
Instructor: Lisa DeHart

In a small class of five, learn the basics of choosing a boat and pole, where to stand, and very basic maneuvering: how to turn right and left, push off nice and straight, how to stop, and sideslip. Women teaching women, having fun on the water-come and play.
__________________________________

Introduction to Solo Paddling for Solo or Tandem Canoes
Instructor: Keith Attenborough

Learn the specifics of paddling solo, where it's all up to you. We'll spend a few minutes talking about differences between paddling a solo canoe and soloing a tandem boat, and how soloing impacts things like launching and landing, paddling position, and maintaining boat stability. On the water we'll learn basic strokes and how to adjust to not having another paddler in the boat. Back on land, and depending on time, we'll go over some basics of rigging for solo paddling, including ballast, seat height/angle, and other aspects.

__________________________________

Northwoods Paddling
Instructor: Jane Barron

A variation on the "slicing J" (or "Canadian" stroke in Bill Mason's lexicon), true Northwoods paddling uses a narrow-bladed beavertail paddle at a fast stroke rate, a slight bob to the torso to engage the abdominal muscles, and a slicing underwater recovery to cover a lot of miles with less effort. And if all that sounds like mumbo jumbo, take the class to learn a traditional paddling stroke used by Maine Guides to paddle all day and not get tired.

__________________________________

Family Voyageur Canoe Paddle
Instructors: Jeff, Finn, and Carly McCabe

All ages welcome to join us as we take out one or two newly restored voyageur canoes for a paddle down Moose Pond. We will take a short coffee/tea/hot chocolate break before heading back to Camp Winona. So take this opportunity to experience the easy flow and comradeship of voyageur canoe travel.

__________________________________

Women in the Stern
Instructor: Polly Mahoney

Women make great stern paddlers! And men great bow paddlers! Sit and switch paddling is ideally suited to put the strongest member of the canoe pair in the bow, where (his) muscles can motor you through the water, and the woman in the stern can finesse and fine-tune the course direction. Come learn more about bow and stern responsibilities, tandem teamwork, and why, for many couples, this arrangement makes the most efficient and pleasant paddling.