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Time to RSVP for the Fifth Annual Chute the Hooch Training Camp (Atlanta)

January 17-18

by John Pinyerd
USA Canoe/Kayak
Wildwater Board Member

December 22, 2008 -- Marietta, GA

As was previously announced, the "Chute the Hooch" Training Camp will be held in Atlanta during the MLK holiday weekend of January 17-18, 2009. To RSVP just shoot an email to or

"HotLanta" is the perfect venue for January training. The flatwater and easy whitewater of the Hooch let us coach racers of all skill levels. If you are a Junior or an entry level racer this camp is for you! Of course there will also likely be a few National/World Class racers that come and train with us and this venue allows us to break up into small groups so that every person can learn and be challenged.

There are boats and home-stays available. Just let us know what you need.

As always, I don’t charge my friends for paddling with me or trying to learn more about the sport (but we request that you become a USACK member. You will get this modest back from doing a few races. See for membership).

The two day training camp will start on Saturday, January 17th at 10:00. We will meet at the Atlanta Rowing Venue at the City of Roswell Chattahoochee River Park boat ramp at 1123 Azalea Drive, Roswell, GA 30075.

SATURDAY (suitable for everyone including sea kayaks, flatwater and adventure racers)

  • 10:00 – Stroke Review and Video (Atlanta Rowing Venue at the City of Roswell Chattahoochee River Park boat ramp at 1123 Azalea Drive, Roswell, GA 30075)
  • 12:30ish - Break for light lunch (ie Starbucks)
  • 2:30ish – Apply what you have learned
  • PM – Video Review

SUNDAY (location tba)
  • 10:00 – techniques for driving the boat through (easy) whitewater and learning the lines for the afternoon time trial.
  • 2:00 – putting it together in a Time Trial (mock race)

RSVP today by contacting Chris Hipgrave ( or John Pinyerd (

John Pinyerd