Whitewater Core Skills
Whitewater Core Skills - 2 days
This course takes place on grade 2 whitewater.
Looking for an exciting new way to get out and experience Britain's wilderness? Want to start on the ladder of progress in a sport that is super fun, challenging, and madly addictive?
Let us show you what kayaking is all about.
12 Dec 2023 to 14 Dec 2023 (3 days £280) - 1 Spaces Available
3 Feb 2024 to 4 Feb 2024- Spaces Available
Our aim in this course is to make sure you start out on the right track. Our expert instructors will work with you to give you the best possible start to a your exciting journey into the magical world of whitewater.
Throughout this course we'll work with you to develop your abilities in the 5 key elements of whitewater kayaking:
- Boat Control
- Understanding the River
- Controlling momentum
- River Safety
To read more about the 5 elements of whitewater, click here.
At the end of this 2 day course our aim is to send you away motivated for more and with a clear plan for how you can continue to gain experience and technical expertise on the water.
Who's this for?
The confident flat water paddler with basic boat control skills.
To get the most out of this experience, you should have a few basics under your belt. You should feel comfortable sat inside a closed cockpit kayak wearing a spraydeck over the cockpit. You should be able to paddle in a straight line in over a reasonable distance without the assistance of a rudder. The more basic boat control skills you have, the easier your start will be and the more you'll get out of this course.
If you've read this and aren't quite at this level yet, why not book a private lesson through our sister brand, Dee River Kayaking, which specialises in introduction to the sport.
What's included in the price
- Professional coaching from an experienced and qualified member of staff.
- A plan going forward and access to Paddle365 Mentorship Group.
What isn't included
-Any fees needed for car parking or river access at our chosen paddling location.
-Equipment use, though if there is something you don't have please feel free to speak with us to find a solution. Boat Hire is available for £25 per day either through us or an external partner and everything else can be sourced easily- You just have to ask.
You will need to bring
- Your Kayaking equipment: Boat, Paddle, Spraydeck, Buoyancy Aid, Helmet, and wetsuit or drywear, shoes to wear on the river. Let us know if there is anything you don't have. Boat Hire is available for £25 per day either through us or an external partner.
- A packed lunch and drinking water. You should bring a drybag to keep them in while on the water.