Aimed at kayakers wanting to progress from lake and canal paddling to moving rivers. This course is run over 2-days and will introduce you to white water skills on grade 1 and 2 water. Individualised coaching will help you progress at your rate and learn to enjoy the fun of paddling on moving water. We will work with you on skills, confidence and psychology over two full days.
The course will cover the essential skills of forward paddling, turning strokes, ferry gliding, breaking in to and out of the flow and edge control. We will also discuss safety and trip planning.
Day one will introduce you to kayaking skills on a Grade I moving water. You will learn basic strokes and boat control, such as forward paddling, turning, and ferry gliding. Day two will develop these skills further on grade two water and and introduce you to skills for ferry gliding in slightly faster flow, breaking in and out of the flow and moving down simple rapids during a short fun river trip. We will also look at safety and equipment and trip planning.
The course has a maximum client to coach ration of 4:1 so you will have plenty of learning opporunity and time to practice.
Course Cost: £ 140 per person
Who is it for?
This course is for anyone that has paddled on flat water and wants to progress on to moving water.
Minimum Age: 18 years.
Minimum Age: 14 years if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Maximum Ratio: 1:4