Over 50's Whitewater Skills Club
Over 50's Whitewater Skills Club
July 15-17 (+arrival evening 14th)- Space Available
August 21-23 (+arrival evening 20th) - Space Available
September 9-11 (+arrival evening 8th) - Space Available
Want a whitewater kayak coaching get-away with a like-minded group? No stress, no conflicting agendas, just great paddling days and personalised input from highly skilled coaches. This is what we offer in the Over 50's Whitewater Skills Club.
In this course, Paddle365 coaches will work with you to help you adapt your kayaking style to one that gets you better and more predictable results on rapids for less effort!
Our specialised approach to coaching will help you gain real understanding of whitewater kayaking, reinforce fundamentals and iron out bad habits. We'll also talk techniques to keep the psychological devil at bay whilst fostering in you a growth mindset that will have you improving and loving life on the river in future.
Who is this trip for, and what's it about anyway?
Whether you're a relative novice in moving water paddling or a seasoned veteran with a few cobwebs to brush off, this could be the course for you. Participants come with a variety of backgrounds in the sport, but all are there to improve their whitewater knowledge and skills so that they can really enjoy their time out adventuring in their kayak. This will be based on class 2/3 whitewater and coaching sessions are tailored to the individuals on the course.
Participants should have already had their Introduction to whitewater kayaking and so be prepared to get straight onto moving water. A working roll would be a big advantage, but is not essential to participation. We will work with the pace of the group to ensure everyone is able to get the most out of their time with Paddle365, and not burn out after each session. That said, this course does involve physical effort and so emphasis is placed in the hands of participants to ensure they are physically capable of paddling and helping with short portages carrying kayaks.
You will get 3 days out on the water with low instructor-student ratios, and 3 nights in comfortable group accommodation.
What's included in the price
- Good quality, self-catered accommodation near Llangollen for you and the other team members.
- Professional Instruction from an experienced and qualified member of staff.
- An action plan for your progression going forward, and further remote input whenever you seek it.
- Digital copies of all photos from the trip.
What's not included in the price
-Transport to and from the river (unless agreed otherwise. We will take minimal vehicles to ensure efficiency and lowest carbon impact.)
-kayak/paddle/equipment hire (please contact us if you require anything).
All this for only £320
Jamie is a perceptive, enthusiastic coach who brings warmth, humour and positivity into his innovative coaching. Never once did I feel like "a client passing through" but rather I came away believing, and being determined, to be a better paddler. Jamie's coaching improved the physical aspects of my paddling, but more amazingly, he was able to reach the psychological blocks which limit my paddling. This all sounds very serious, when, in fact, the psychological shifts probably happened in the numerous occasions I was either smiling or laughing. Barbara - 5*
It was an awesome experience and one I would recommend to others who are stuck in their paddling progression and want to progress further. Jamie is a patient and detailed instructor and it is easy to see that he is extremely passionate about the sport. Morten - 5*