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Please note this event is only available to current members. It can not be used as a trial session. 

 

Quick Info

A series of progressive trips designed to improve your ability through coaching. Ideal if you would like to go to Scotland this year, but open to those who can't.

 

Location: Various Rivers, and perhaps holme pierrepont. 

Suitable For: Those with reasonable control of a kayak on flat water, that have passed a spraydeck test. No roll required.

Meeting  at: Will vary, but usually 7am.

Rough end time: Will vary based on venue.

 

The March dates are for those that have attended previous sessions or have some previous experience. If in doubt ask Ryan, Fay or Dean. Likely venues are the Dee, the Lower Treweryn, the Tees.

 

Details

Want to try some moving water in a kayak, or have you done some sessions but want to improve and progress? 

 

These sessions are open to any member that is able to control their kayak on flat water. You must have passed your spraydeck test. You do not need to be able to roll. If you are unsure about your suitability, please speak to Ryan, Dean or Fay

Spaces are limited by coach and boat availability so book quickly. If we run out of space, priority will be given to those wanting go to the PaddlePlus Scotland Whitewater trip at Easter.

 

Typical rivers\locations we use for these are Matlock, Jackfield Rapids (Severn), Symmons Yat (Wye), The river Dee, The river Tees etc.

 

The sessions will be progressive, with each session building on the previous ones learning. Ideally you would attend all of them or as many as you can. As a minimum, unless you have been on PaddlePlus whitewater intro sessions previously, please ensure you book at least one of the January dates to ensure you are ready for the later sessions, or talk to use before booking.

 

Boats Etc

 

You will need a correctly sized whitewater boat, neoprene spraydeck, helmet, BA and paddle. The club has a limited number of these available. We can help you with correct boat selection but if you have a preference, enter it into the form when booking on.

 

The boat must have airbags fitted. This applies if it is your own boat or a club boat.

 

What to bring

  • Normal paddle kit, suitable for the colder weather.
  • A spare set of clothing in case you get wet on the water. Pop this in a drybag to keep it dry.
  • Lunch\Snacks, a hot drink.
  • Kit to get changed at the other end.

 

Note: There is a higher than normal chance you will get wet, a good cag and a good wet suit or a dry suit is really needed for these trips, plus bring a warm change of clothes.

 

Boat Selection

 

The club have several whitewater spec boats, most are listed below. Others are available.

 

  • D65 x 2 - Small Person Weighing 45-82kg
  • D75 x 2 - Person Weighing 63-109kg
  • D60 x 2 - Small Person Weighing 27-64kg
  • Kanarli x 2  - Large Person Weighing 80-130kg

 

We will match you to a boat, but use the above as a guide. You should feel 'snug' in a white water boat.

 

Costs


Members £5.00 per person. All of this goes to the club as usual. Course fees (if we go to a man made course) are not included.

 

Transport isn't included in the cost above. On most trips we will take enough cars to cover the numbers. You will be expected to make arrangements with the drivers for yourself and usually petrol cost is shared between passengers in the cars.

 

If we take the minibus, we will again share the fuel cost based on numbers.

 

 

Location: Various

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Description Date Availability Price Book
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Session 1 - Full Day 06-01-2019 closed £5
Session 2 - Full Day 20-01-2019 closed £5
Session 3 - Full Day 17-02-2019 closed £5
Session 4 - Full Day 10-03-2019 closed £5
Session 5 - Full Day 31-03-2019 £5