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Kayak & Canoe Skills

Courses In the Lake District
Activity Overview

If you want more than a quick taster session, then kayak and canoe skills courses are for you. You will develop your skills to enable you to enjoy which ever aspects of canoe sport interest you. You can chose courses where you will have a chance to use a variety of different types of boat, or concentrate your efforts on just mastering one. You can find out about our Kayak Touring courses as well. We run training and assessments for the new 2019 canoe and kayaking paddlesport awards.

Kayak or canoe skills courses are based on developing your skills and can be tailor made to suit your requirements, but some typical examples are outlined below:

Complete Beginner (1 or 2 day course)

In this course we cover the following:

  • Canoe and Kayak equipment
  • Basic paddling skills forwards and backwards
  • Simple steering and using rudder strokes
  • Moving the boat sideways
  • Try a different boat
  • Safe wet exits and taking a swim

The British Canoe Union new Paddlesport Awards will be available for those who meet the standard.

Improver's Course (2 day course)

In our Improver's Course we cover:

  • Better forward paddling
  • Going on a journey
  • Access to water ways in Britain
  • Edging your boat and increasing your range of strokes
  • Wet exists and rescues
  • Preventing a capsize

The British Canoe Union Paddlesport Award will be available for those who meet the standard.

Intermediate Course (2 day course)

This course is for boaters with some experience of most of the main kayak or canoeing strokes. The course will cover the following techniques on flat water:

  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Strokes on the move
  • Advanced rudder strokes
  • Journeys
  • Recovery strokes and rescues
  • A review: what do I have to do to achieve my paddlesport goals

Foundation Safety & Rescue (1 day course)

This is a good course for those who want to kayak or canoe more independently but are worried about managing safety and rescue. It is also a pre requisite course fro those entering the The British Canoe Union Coaching Scheme.

Please note: For the new BCU Paddlesport proficiency Awards are discipline specific and can be taken with a particular craft or activity in mind.

More about Kayak & Canoe Skills

Why not contact us for dates and prices for your kayak and canoe skills course with Joint Adventures?

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