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YCKC's DEVELOPMENTAL REGATTA 2017

Saturday, August 19th 9:30am - 5 pm.

Free Spectator Admission / Free Parking

YCKC’s Developmental Regattas are a success on all fronts! Paddlers from western provinces grace the podium alongside Yorkton paddlers during the medal ceremonies.
This regatta is important in that it provides beginner canoers and kayakers an opportunity to compete for gold in K1, K2, K4, C1, C2, and C4 races that are 200 m., 500 m., and 1000 m. in length. Athletes experience Olympic-style competition in a safe and fun environment.
We thank all paddlers, coaches, and parents who drive distances during the wee hours of the morning, in order to participate. We are particularly grateful to YCKC volunteers who donate over 260 hours in order to make these regattas a success! Feedback we've received:

“In discussing this regatta, there isn’t one thing we’d change!”
"So very well organized!"
“We’ve attended many regattas – this has been the best.”
“It should be two days next time.”
“This is such an important experience for these athletes.”
“Thank you again for putting on such a wonderful regatta last weekend. I was truly impressed with how smoothly everything ran. My kids had a wonderful time and were all talking about the regatta this morning at practice. It was such a great opportunity for them.”

YCKC thanks the following organizations for their  support over the years:

FAQs
YCKC coaches and volunteers are RESPECT IN SPORT and CanoeKids certified. For more info about these courses, click here:
Head Coach Jessica Riley  

YCKC’s Head Coach, Jessica Riley, is a certified NLS Lifeguard, NCCP coach, and a member of the provincial coaching association. Coach Riley holds a Saskatchewan Professional A Teacher Certificate. Coach Riley began paddling at YCKC, competing as a sprint kayaker in the 2000 Sask Summer Games, and as a competitive sprint canoer in various regattas. She is committed to inspiring paddlers in the sport of canoeing and kayaking by providing a fun, safe, and educational experience for all. Coach Riley looks forward to her 10th summer coaching at YCKC!

What is SPRINT CANOE/KAYAKING?

Flatwater/Sprint Canoe and Kayaking takes place on lakes and calm rivers: 

  • It is a competitive and Olympic sport;
  • Boats are narrow and fast (and kinda tippy);
  • Distances are 200m, 500m, 1000m, 6km;
  • Boats can be singles (K1 or C1), doubles (K2 or C2), fours (K4 or C4) or War Canoe (15 paddlers)       (K= kayak, C = Canoe);
  • Kayaks have a rudder that controls steering;
  • Canoers paddle on one knee and only on one side;
  • Paddlers do not need to "roll".  If one flips the boat, one simply falls out!

The Yorkton Canoe and Kayak Club (YCKC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing and developing the sport of Flatwater/Sprint Canoe and Kayak in Yorkton and District.

​For over 30 years, YCKC has offered programs for all ages! YCKC is known for hosting its annual Yorkton Developmental Regatta, which draws in athletes from around the province to compete in a challenging yet fun filled environment. YCKC athletes have made Yorkton proud by representing their club at local, provincial, and national regattas, always competing with sportsmanship, dedication, and excellence. 

​Though mainly a Sprint Club, YCKC also offers Learn-to-Paddle, Recreational, Group, and Rental programs that focus on paddling safety, healthy and active lifestyle, and having fun! In 2014, YCKC started a Dragon Boat program as well as Paddle-All (partnership with Sask Abilities).

​YCKC is a member of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan (CKS) and Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC).

​YCKC's coaches and Executive are committed to creating a positive, challenging, and fun environment for everyone.  All Executive and Coaches are Respect in Sport certified.  We are open to new ideas on how to improve our club and its service to the community! Email and/or call us. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

DEVELOPMENTAL REGATTA 2016...


YCKC's DEVELOPMENTAL REGATTA 2016 at York Lake Regional Park, Yorkton, SK was a particularly special event as YCKC celebrated 30 years of serving Yorkton and District! The day was enjoyed by all who watched beginner paddlers race to the finish line in Olympic style races for the Olympic sports of sprint canoe and kayaking, complete with podium ceremonies—Gold, Silver, Bronze medals included! Dragon Boat teams raced to be the 2016 champions!

YCKC is ever grateful to its sponsors— City of Yorkton, CKS, KidSport, Scoops Yorkton, Flaman Sales and Rentals Yorkton, Canadian Tire Yorkton, Yorkton This Week, Park’s Jewellery Yorkton, Real Canadian Superstore Yorkton, Harvest Meats, M&M Meats, Discovery Motorsports, and Penguin Ice! THANK YOU for helping to make YCKC's 2016 Developmental Regatta successful!

YCKC Executive and paddlers say a special THANK YOU to the parents and volunteers who donated time, items, and skills towards this regatta and to the club in general! We are forever grateful for the making of wonderful memories, with more to come!

Volunteer today!

What is Dragon

Boating?

​​​​​​Assistant Coach Kylan Shea

YCKC extends a warm welcome to Kylan Shea as Assistant Coach. This bilingual, elite hockey player and athlete brings leadership, sports, and academic proficiency to YCKC’s 2017 summer programming. Kylan, a former Yorkton high school graduate, gained sports experience from various provinces across the nation as well as in the Northwest Territories,. In September, Kylan continues his university studies in Criminal Justice, with aspirations of a career in law.

YCKC PROGRAMS

Summer Coaching Positions
Want to learn an Olympic sport and get fit while you work next Summer? Become an Assistant Coach at YCKC! University students who enjoy the outdoors, are self-motivated/take initiative, have a strong work ethic, like working with kids and those with disabilities, and who have their own accommodation and transportation in the Yorkton/Melville area are invited to apply. Preference is given to those who have lifeguard certification. Email your updated Résumé to: yorktoncanoekayakclub@yahoo.ca.

YCKC COACHES 2017

ABOUT US

  • Competitive: Athletes who train for competition
  • Recreational: Paddlers can experience the sport without the pressure of competition.
  • PaddleFit: Structured canoe/kayak workouts!
  • DragonFit: Learn basic technique while working out!
  • Dragon Boat Competition:  10 Paddlers, 1 Drummer, 1 Steersperson in one canoe.
  • Paddle-All:  Athletes with special needs interested in the sport​
  • Schools/Businesses/Groups: Please book a time with YCKC!