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Kayak River Skills Foundations - RiverStrokes
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River Skills Foundations
Course Fee 300 per person.
Location Glasbury on Wye
Duration 5 days
Places Maximum 6 Available

Course Content

rolling Stability
rolling River Features
Capsize Drill
rescues Forward Paddling
leadership Kayaking Skills
Eddies

rescues Sideways
Ferry Gliding
rescues Teamwork
leadership Safety
leadership River Trips
Planning

"Learn about kayaking on rivers in Wales " - Dan


The week provides 5 days of training and fun on the water learning to paddle a kayak safely on the river. Starting with calm flat water sessions to build your confidence, then progressing towards a short trip with some gentle rapids.
canoe Day 1 Monday - 9.30pm-4.00pm
The day starts with meeting the other memebers of the course.After sorting the kit out we will go on flat water to introduce or improve on skills required for River Kayaking. In the afternoon we recap and practice foundation strokes.
camping Day 2 Tuesday - 9.30pm-4.00pm
The second day is all about the river trip. the group will be introduced to river features and hazards that we find on moving water. The river trip will be 3 miles on a gentle Grade I section of the river Wye. Looking at eddies and ferry gliding skills. Controling our decent within the group.
camping Day 3 Wednesday - 12.00pm-4.00pm
3 hrs Indoor swimming pool time. Looking at confidence during capsize, support strokes and the rolling technique.
Day 4 Thursday - 9.30am-4.00pm
On this river trip we will look in more detail moving around the river features. Rescue practice is also covered during the trip downstream.
Day 5 Friday - 9.30pm-4.00pm
The final river trip will be 5 miles including a grade 2 rapid. All the weeks skills will be put into practice and a de breifing over coffee to conclude the week.


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