This programme is great fun and and is aimed at developing basic white water skills. A six day programme run over three months to give you a thorough grounding in basic white water kayaking skills. You will be introduced to all the equipment and basic skills on a variety of grade 2 rivers with plenty of opportunies for individual coaching and progression.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone with basic kayaking skills that wants to move on to white water (grade 2) would like a safe and enjoyable introduction. As with any active sport, a reasonable level of general fitness will enable more rapid and enjoyable progress

Maximum Ratio: 1:6
Minimum Course numbers: 4
Minimum age: 18 years old
Cost of Programme: £490 pp


Initially we will concentrate upon developing good paddling technique and water confidence on moving water building to running simple rapids and wave chains. On the course we will look at:

Basic kayaking strokes

  • Equipment, clothing and safety
  • basic paddling skills – including: forward paddling, stopping, reverse paddling, turning, sideways movement
  • Capsize, wet exits and rescues
  • Ferry gliding
  • Breaking in/out of the flow
  • Manoeuvring in moving water
  • Reading white water
  • Running rapids
  • Use of throw lines
  • How to deal with a swim on moving water
  • River trip awareness and safety
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