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Junior Introduction to Racing Course   iCal entry for this event

Racing Canoeing is a great sport and Richmond Canoe Club is primarily a (flat water) racing club.  We have a number of GB representatives in long distance racing (known as marathon) and we have an active sprint group (sprint is the flat water racing seen at the Olympics).


The junior induction course is designed to introduce young people from 11 -16 to paddlesport with a view to competing in flat water racing; but before we can race we must be safe and this course is the start of that process.


Over six sessions participants will paddle both canoes and kayaks using single and double ended paddles (all will become clear).  There will be two sessions per week: Thursday afternoon at 6pm to 7:30pm and Saturday morning at 9am to 10:30am, and the course will run for three weeks. At the end they will be ready to move on to the next group and develop their paddling.


Throughout the course we will use the British Canoeing Paddlepower scheme. this rewards progression for young paddlers and we will hope to get participants to level two or three during the induction course.  Further details are here:  https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/courses/paddle-power/


Parents must be present for the first session, and ideally all other sessions - we have adult beginner courses too...

Location: Richmond Canoe Club, TW10 6UT


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Description Date Availability Places
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Junior Induction Course 4 20-07-2017 closed full £60
Junior Induction Course 5 31-08-2017 closed full £60
Junior Induction Course 1 07-09-2017 closed 1 £60