Interested in learning whitewater basics or just want to pick up some new skills? The two largest whitewater clubs in the state--The Bluegrass Wildwater Association and the Viking Canoe Club--will hold a joint beginner clinic May 13-15 at the Russell Fork in Elkhorn City. The clinic is a great opportunity to learn beginner/intermediate whitewater skills, meet fellow boaters from around the state, and paddle the lower Russell Fork from Ratliff Hole to Elkhorn City.
Instruction will be provided by several ACA certified instructors and a handful of local paddling experts. The cost for the clinic is $50-85 (depending on package). You can register either with the BWA or the Vikings. Participants will need to provide their own boats and gear. A limited amount of paddling gear is available on a first come, first served basis.
Primitive camping will be provided on Carson Island and dinners are provided.
For more information and to register, you can go to the websites: