WASHRIDING TECHNIQUE & DRILLS
Washirding is an essential skill and tactic for all paddlers to acquire. Canoe-kayak athletes should start to develop these skills as early as possible, not just as a skill to be successful in long distance competitions, but also as an tool for those long paddles. On this page, you will find resources (description, video, etc) of proper washriding technique, as well as drills to work on washriding. If you would like to contribute any resources to this page, contact Peter Niedre at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To download this videoclip, click on this link: Washriding Side View
To download this videoclip, click on this link: Washriding Posterior View
LEADER OR POSITION CHANGE
To download the file, click on this link: Lead Change # 2
To download the file, click on this link: Left Side to Right Side
Observe how close the bow of the washriding kayak comes to the stern of the lead kayak when the change happens.