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Introduction to White Water Kayaking Trip

  • 8 Feb 2020
  • 9 Feb 2020
  • Devon
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Aimed at club members wanting to progress from lake and canal paddling to moving rivers. This is run over 2-days and will introduce you to white water skills on grade 1 and 2 water. Individualised coaching will help you progress at your rate and learn to enjoy the fun of paddling on moving water. We will work with you on skills, confidence and psychology over two full days.

During the weekend we will cover the essential skills of forward paddling, turning strokes, ferry gliding, breaking in to and out of the flow and edge control. We will also discuss safety and trip planning.

Day One will introduce you to kayaking skills on a Grade I moving water. You will learn basic strokes and boat control, such as forward paddling, turning, and ferry gliding.

Day Two will develop these skills further on grade two water and introduce you to skills for ferry gliding in slightly faster flow, breaking in and out of the flow and moving down simple rapids during a short fun river trip. We will also look at safety and equipment and trip planning.

Key Info:

  • Arrive: Fri 7th February, 2020 – in the evening (fish & chip shop in town)
  • Paddling: Sat 8th and Sun 9th February, 2020
  • Cost: £35 - covers 2 nights in a Bunkhouse. Those that have paid £60 will be refunded the difference. Breakfast can be bought in the cafe (£4 to £8).
  • Location: Southwest (either Dartmoor or Exmoor) accommodation dependent
  • Rivers: Lower Dart, Teign, Barle, Exe and whatever else may be running.
  • Transport: Provide own transport. Most people car share. A list will be sent out nearer the time.
  • Bunk House: Fox Tor Cafe.

Food:

  • Sat/Sun Breakfast – Bunkhouse
  • Sat Dinner - Eat out in a pub, bring money,
  • Lunches - Bring own packed lunch and hot drink

Equipment:

  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • BA
  • Cag/Dry Suit/Wetsuit

The club has boats and paddles you can borrow if required. Please use the equipment booking form to arrange these. If you need anything else, reply to any of the emails or get in touch via the website and we will try to beg, borrow and steal on your behalf.

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