This is a BCU 1 Star Course
The One Day Introduction to Kayaking course works well as a follow on from our taster sessions. The course allows you to develop further the basics of paddle sport.
During the day we will cover:
- Equipment for the paddler
Our course starts with a run down of the equipment you will be using for the day. It gives you a chance to familiarise yourself with the equipment and an opportunity to set the boats up for you to ensure a correct fit and comfort.
- What to take on the water
Different paddling disciplines require different equipment and accessories. This will be discussed and the correct items selected.
- Paddling Technique
In this section we will be covering how to control your boat, turning, stopping and of course forward paddling. We will also cover the basics of edging, body position and support strokes.
- Safety & Rescue
We will discuss safety aspects such as paddling conditions and suitable locations. The basics of self & group rescues will be introduced through demonstration. However it will not be essential to complete all these techniques as this is an introductory course. A capsize drill is encouraged and required to complete the 1 Star, but we won’t force you to do it if you don't want to.
Call to book on: 01392 219 600