March 2013 Newsletter
... let your
intimate friends be chosen from those that are better informed than yourself...
The month of March, as one knows, is laden with the scent of spring.
The end of winter is noticeable and the resumption of outdoor
activities can commence.
We’ve just come back from taking part in the
Venice Carnival: a good time was had by all!
Once again we remind all those
Greenland rolling courses will continue throughout the month of
March at the Legnano Muncipial pool as follows:
every Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 pm, at the main pool in Viale
Those wishing to remain fit and supple shouldn’t miss this weekly
It’s also an opportunity to get a taste of the routines that will
feature in the
fourth National Roll Championship taking place
at Genova Pontedecimo on Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 March. The
format of the competition has been revised to include rolls not only
in Greenland and
river kayaks but also in open canoes, canoe polo and free-style
craft: come to joyn us!
The month will come to an end with an exceptional event: the Pagaia
international Symposium organised by our Catalan
friends from the Pagaia Club de Caiac Cap de Creus located in the
municipality of Llançà in Catalonia, Spain. This symposium is
organised on alternate years, always just before Easter. This year
it will take place on the 23, 24 and 25 March right
up to the following Saturday, 30 March. It will be a great event! The
will number 25 with
many notable names from the international kayaking scene.
We’re very pleased to be invited: we’re sure it will be a fruitful
When executing a roll, it is not uncommon to feel a bit nauseous and
dizzy, it even happens
to us when we resume our winter indoor pool training. To overcome
small snags, the following tips should be sufficient
to overcome these negative effects and keep safe
in the water: we should make use of a nose clip attached with a line
to our person;
a good set of ear plugs to avoid water ingress (and thereby causing
and lastly swimming goggles, much better than a full-face mask
and just as effective in keeping the water out...
Call of the Inuit
Seeing that we will be taking part in
exhibition we will keep to the subject matter!
A part of the
National Roll Championship will be dedicated to a few sessions
improving the Greenland techniques learnt. In particular, attention
will be focused on the entry phase as well as the proper positioning
of the hands, arms and torso during the various types of Greenland
rolls. The exit phase will also be examined in detail, where it is
required to return to the initial upright position, according to
rules laid down by the
Over the horizon
Once again we will be staying on the Italian mainland to highlight
an event with an international flavour: the
Valsesia Canoa Film Festival taking place on the
24-25 May at Campertoggio (in the province of Vercelli, Piemonte
region) now in its fourth edition. There are bountiful prizes for
each winner of the various categories; there is even a section
dedicated to voyages undertaken by kayak or canoe. Registration
closes on the 31 March!
Thanks to Albert Gambina, we finally have
a Newsletter written in English.
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