This 1 day course is designed to teach you all of the basic skills required by the flat water kayaker. This is ideal for those wishing to progress on from our Kayaking Experience or for those that are wishing to start on the first step of the British Canoeing award system.

During the one day course we will ensure you gain all the relevant skills and theory needed to get started in this fantastic and diverse sport.  We will also give you the knowledge required to pass the British Canoeing assessment (should you wish). You will learn: controlling and paddling the kayak, launching and recovering and capsize techniques, as well as basic theory in kayak and paddling equipment design. In addition to the knowledge and skills needed to pass the assessment, your instructor will provide you with extra tips and techniques along the way to make sure you really get the most from the day!

If you would like to take the British Canoeing Start Kayaking Award but have never been kayaking and feel like you'd like to experience the sport before taking the award, why not try our Kayaking Experience to get you started?

Information

Season

All year round, please contact us to make a booking, please see the calendar for the next available dates

Duration

7hrs

Group Size

3-8 Weekends

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18 Must be able to swim 50m fully clothed (2 lengths of a standard pool).

Aim
To teach the key kayaking techniques, control and theory and to be assessed to the British Canoeing Start Kayaking Award.

Who it's for
Anyone wishing to take the first step towards British Canoeing awards and get into the thrilling sport of kayaking. If you’ve attended one of our kayaking experiences then the Start Kayaking Award is the natural progression.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course; this course and assessment can be taken without any prior experience, however if you are not sure you want to take the award but would like to try kayaking why not try our Kayaking Experience?

Groups

£95pp (Group Size 2-4)
£91pp (Group Size 5-6)
£87pp (Group Size 7-8)

Please note that all group bookings will be available for others to book, unless booking for a minimum of 6 people.

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Itinerary

During the course we will cover

  • Safety awareness
  • Equipment selection
  • Launching and recovering
  • Steering and controlling
  • Kayaking theory
  • Capsize drills
  • Using spray decks
Locations

River Ouse - near Lewis - East Sussex

Equipment

Equipment supplied

All kayaking and safety equipment supplied except for wetsuits (we provide waterproof tops)

Equipment needed

Suitable clothing for the time of year should be worn. A complete change of clothes or a wetsuit with appropriate footwear is also needed. We will provide you with a kit list