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Kayaking River Skills Camping Course
Course Fee 700 per person. 50% deposit to book a place 350
Accommodation
CAMPING RIVERSIDE
Included in the course fee, 6 Nights camping or van pitch, riverside wild pithces, Self catering, basic facilities. No elec hook up
Location/Venue River Wye, Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys, Wales.
Course Duration Wednesday - Wednesday (9.30am - 5.00pm)
Kayak Equipment We can provide ww kayaks, ww Dry cags, Wetsuits, Carbon paddles, Helmets, Spray decks and bouancy aids included in the course fee.
Maximum Places 6 Available - Booking required
Paddling Ability

Perfect for your first river trip down the River. If you have completed a beginner coures and can padle your kayak in a striaght line, this course is the next step to thinking of the river and the skills needed to progress to your first grade 2 white water trip.


A great outdoor camping holiday in Wales kayaking.


The week provides 7 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. The river introduction weekis a great way to discover safe river kayaking as a team. . Under the guidance of an experienced coach and river leader the week will provide you with practice drills to help you improve the kayaking strokes and rescue drills, looking at grade one flows simple eddies and foudation river knowleadge.

CAMPING PROVIDED
Riverside pitches on a wild site with limited facilities next to the river bank and training location. Self catering you will need to provide your own food and cooking arrangements.



Course Content

white water introduction Kyakaing Equipement
Safety Check /Planning
rolling Stability / Strokes
rolling River Features
rolling ROLLING
rolling River Teamwrork
rolling Rescues / Lines
rescues Capsize Swim Drills
rescues Forward Paddling
leadership Stroke combinations
Eddies and Ferry Gliding

You Need to Bring

All your own camping gear
footware
Suitable base layer
novice Waterproof Jacket
Lunch with hot drink

"Learn about kayaking on rivers in Wales camping " - Dan


canoe Wednesday - Afternoon Skills/Kit Thursday - ROLLING / SUPPORT


meeting the other paddlers of the course. After sorting the kit out we will go on flat water to introduce or improve on skills required for River Kayaking.

Indoor pool rolling 2 hr sessions and 2 hour river sessions
canoe Friday - Strokes and combinations Saturday - RIVER SKILLS teamwork


the group will be introduced to river features and hazards that we find on moving water. Looking at eddies and ferry gliding skills.

Strokes and practice drills to catch eddies with confidence and ferry gilde with ease. AWARENESS AND Controling our decent within the group.
canoe Sunday - Rescue / Strokes canoe Monday - SURFING / RESCUES


Recue drills with safety boating, throw lines and paddler self rescue. Stroke practice and timming. A surfing session on a grade one surf wavve will introduce you to the ascepts and fun surfing. Teamwork and safety cover drills. Group positioning
canoe Tuesday - River Trip 3 miles canoe Wednesday - River Trip 5 miles


The river trip will be 3 miles including some grade 1 rapisd.

The final river trip will be 5 miles including a grade 2 rapid. De breifing over coffee to conclude the week.



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