Grade II white water kayaking weekend in Mid Wales.
The aim is to make you more confident in moving water and give you a
set of kayaking techniques to practice. This course will give you a greater
understanding of Grade II white water river skills. Personal feedback will be given throughout
the weekend and advice to progress your paddling
Equipment, Hazards and Safety
Capsize Drills / Rescues
Stable Paddling / Confidence
Edge control, blade skills
Stroke Combinations and Timing
Effective Forward Paddling
Using the Flow and eddies
Effective ferry gliding.
Wave surfing introduction
This course provides 2 days of training to control your kayak on
Grade II white water rivers. If your looking to improve your skills and knowledge of
the river environment this weekend is ideal to increase your kayaking confidence
and control on the river, and enjoy the challenge.
You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements choosing from one of the many options available in this stunning Mid Wales, Wye valley.
Visit the links page for local bed and breakfast, camping, hotels or we can advise you and help with your booking.
Grade II rapids provide a good training level to enjoy river kayaking and increase your white water kayaking skills and progress your paddling.
" Enjoy the river with new skills and make new friends! " - Dan
Saturday - River Skill Training
During the morning briefing we will talk through kit and safety. We will go through the kayaking skills and river tactics during the day at base camp on a section of grade 1/2 flow. Teamwork, control, awareness are all important aspects to becoming a good white water paddler. We will get you thinking!
Sunday - River Trip Grade II - 4 Miles
The second day is all about applying your skills on a grade 2 white water trip down river on the Usk or Wye. You will get the chance to experience surfing several
river waves, improve ferry gliding and tune up your river reading and boat control
skills. Decending the river as a team and catching those eddies with style..