Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Advanced Rowing Technique – Come learn the pro level techniques for rowing any type of craft. These skills will help racing or navigating a tough rapid. Oar boat participants must have their own boat and oars or be willing to check equipment out from one of the vendors. Each participant must have their own boat in the water at Fish Creek 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time of clinic.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Paddle Racing Technique – Come learn the advanced paddle team techniques from one of the best in the Northwest. Skills for R-2 thru R-6 paddle teams. Paddle raft participants can use boats provided by ORT.
Attendees of both clinics are encouraged to be in the water at Fish Creek at 4pm Saturday for a downriver skills run to Moore Creek. If possible have shuttles pre-set at Moore Creek for a timely return (5:30) to the festival area.
Free registration and a minimum of 5 individual participants for each clinic is required. On-line registration is available until Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 or you may register the day of the event at the festival. However, we highly encourage you to register ahead of time so that we know if we have enough participants for each clinic. http://upperclackamasfestival.org/registration/ Free t-shirts and shwag for all registered participants.
Instructors: Tim Brink, Val Shaull and Greg Senior
ORT began it’s evolution in 2002 when 20 year river running veteran and football coach Tim Brink gathered a crew of his past and current teammates from rugby and college football for a local race. After dominating the regional whitewater raft racing scene for a number of years, an unfortunate career ending rugby injury forced Tim to focus his competitive fervor exclusively to raft racing hence ORT began. After training one summer with world class guides from Colorado, Tim returned home to the Portland area with some new found racing knowledge and began recruiting paddlers. During the initial season, ORT raced with a co-ed team as recruiting enough committed paddlers to form two teams proved to be difficult. ORT has placed in the top five nationally each of the past 9 years and has won 52 of the 59 events entered at the regional level during that same period.