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Kayaking Courses
Introduction
Beginner course for your first time in a kayak. A fun challenging activity
River Skills
An introduction to the river at features using grade 1 moving water. river trip and skills course
Kayak Rolling
Indoor rolling and confidence swimming pool sessions and open water Blade support strokes
White Water
First time and improver white water grade II/III skills courses
BCU Star Awards
Canoe wales star award training and assessment courses.
Kayaking Holidays
Weekend and Mid week kayak holidays in Wales, England and Europe.
  

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River Skills
Steve
(Worcester)

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Dan Thanks for posting the photo's. I'd like to thank you for your attention, guidance, humor and patience last week in making my Introduction to river paddling such a fantastic and worthwhile experience. I really enjoyed the week and I now have a firm foundation of both stroke/active paddle fundamentals and correct attitude that will form the basis of my steady progress to grade II and beyond. We had a great laugh too! Thanks again and I'll see you on the next course.


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Kayaking River Skills Courses

Glasbury on Wye, Wales | River Trip
Spring, Summer and Autumn March » December

Moving on from the introduction courses we improve your skills on the river. We believe in safety and awareness and will break down the paddling techniques used on white water. Using grade one flows on the river Wye that has proved to be an excellent training location to begin your development as a white water river paddler.The course will cover foundation skills in Confidence, control and safety when paddlig a kayak in the moving river environment.

You will also need to begin to think like a white warter paddler and learn how to descend a river in a team and learn the correct skills, trip planning, safety drills and equipment you should carry. We aim to give you a taste of river kayaking and set you up to practice and improve your knowledge.
Course Content

Confidence
Equipment
Awareness
Turning strokes
Ferry Gliding

Edge control
Rudders
Eddies
Teamwork
Rescue Skills
Trip planning

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Day course » BOOKING/DATES
Price: £80 per person One day

An day introduction to kayaking skills on a Grade I moving river, You will learn how to identify basic features and strokes control your kayak during a short fun river trip. The course covers trip planning and equipment together with an over view of safety techniques and practice drills. We will go over foundation turning with edge control skills and paddle combinations. Looking at the stern rudder, draw on the move, bow rudder, support strokes and conbinations. You will go away with some flat water practice routines and a better understand of the moving river.
Weekend Sat/Sun Course » BOOKING/DATES
Price: £140 per person Two days

Run over the Saturday and Sunday this 2 day course allows you to build on the first day. An introduction to river skills at Grade I, With an extra day to improve your skills. More practice time and recapping of the conbination strokes. Another river trip will give you time to improve on awareness, planning, rescue skills, tactics, positioning, timing and confidence.
Mid week five day Course » BOOKING/DATES
Price: £300 per person Five days

Spread over the week we begin Looking in more detail of at river features, improving on ferry gliding techniques, accuracy, moving around the eddies using teamwork and accurate positioning, Each day will focus on a new ascept of becoming a safe river kayaker. A mid week pool session will take your first look at the kayak rolling skils and improve confidence upside down in a kayak. We also look into move detail with river rescue skills, including the deep water rescue, throw lines, T rescue, boat recovery and paddlers recovery. New paddle combinations will be shown in small training sessions and broken down into steps and practice routines.




 

 
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