Events Calendar

Progression Session: Improver Kayak Skills
Saturday 02 June 2018, 09:45am - 01:15pm
Contact Sue Foster

This progression session will focus on improving our paddling in short kayaks (the club’s whitewater-type kayaks). The skills and standard covered will be similar to the British Canoeing Two Star kayak skills (see https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/courses/2-star-award). We will cover as much of the following as possible:

  • Forward paddling: developing an efficient forward stroke
  • Turning & steering: sweeps, stern rudder, edging, low brace turn, bow rudder turn
  • Moving sideways: draw stroke variations
  • Support strokes: low brace, high brace
  • Eskimo rescues
  • Self-rescues

Please see club newsletter for e-mail address to request a space.

We can take up to 8 paddlers on this session.

Ages: 16+

Prerequisites: This is aimed at paddlers who have completed a One Star course with some further paddling time in kayaks, or One Star-equivalent skills and experience. Must be able to perform a calm, controlled wet exit.

Fee: £5 cash on the day please

Timings:
9:45 am – change, sort kayaks
10 am – on water
1 pm – arrive back at club house to put boats away

Location The Clubhouse