Basic Stroke Checklist

 

Forward—power    

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

J-Stroke—used to keep the boat going straight

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Draw—moves end of boat toward paddle

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Note—draw can be done toward bow or stern for more directional manuvering

 

Pry—moves paddler’s end away from paddle (stern perspective)

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Forward Quarter Sweep (stern)—moves stern of the boat toward the paddle.

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Forward Quarter Sweep (bow)—moves bow away from paddle

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Reverse Quarter Sweep (stern)—spins the bow toward the onside (stern paddler paddling on offside)

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Stationary Draw or Duffek—a static stroke used when the boat is in motion to turn or move the end of the boat toward the paddle as in a side slip.

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Cross Bow Draw—to move boat toward the offside

Catch

Power

Recover

 

Sculling Draw—used to move the end of the boat toward the paddle

Catch

Power

 

Back Stroke—to stop or back the boat up

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Compound Back—powerful start for backing the canoe, backing the canoe with power and vision

Catch

Power

Recovery

 

Reverse J—correction stroke when going backwards

Catch

Power

Recovery