Learn to steer

2017 steering clinic

2017 Dragon Boat Steering Clinic and Certification Training Leduc Boat Club (LBC) and Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association (EDBFA) are offering a full day steering clinic and certification training course.  This clinic is designed for non certified steerspersons, and will provide participants with classroom knowledge and practical experience.

Date:                   Saturday, July 29th

Time:                   9:00AM - 3:00PM

Location:           Leduc Boat Club, Telford Lake, 4801 44 Street, Leduc

Cost:                   $20.00 per person

What to bring:   Notepad, pen, PFD, sunscreen, water bottle

How to sign up: Please email Racing@edbfa.ca before July 26th with your name, phone number and team name. We will contact you directly to arrange payment and complete the registration

Clinic Schedule:

9:00 - 12:00PM - classroom instruction and written exam

12:00 - 1:00PM - Lunch (provided by EDBFA)

1:00 - 3:30PM - Practical training (on the water through mentoring and practice races)

The EDBFA has a long standing Steersperson Training Program to enhance the safety of dragon boating on the North Saskatchewan River.  The program is required for anyone wishing to steer EDBFA dragon boats, who has not been certified by another dragon boat steering program or by Dragon Boat Canada.  The steering program is a graduated program to build knowledge, skills and confidence as a steersperson. The program consists of 5 parts:

- Steersperson Certification Classroom Training

- EDBFA Steersperson Written Exam (requires a minimum of 75% to pass)

- Mentoring Sessions - minimum of two hours

- Race Format Practical Exam - minimum of two race format practical exams

- River Practices - Minimum of 3 practices on the river


We are also looking for teams and paddlers to come out from 1:00 - 3:30PM to help with the on the water practical training.  Come on out to Telford Lake for a fun and free afternoon of paddling and racing!

Please email Racing@edbfa.ca if you are interested in coming out to paddle!