In addition to the British Canoeing NGB award courses, WithDave offer a coaching service that is tailored to suit the client’s needs.
Our coaches are very experienced and have worked with a variety of groups, and individuals, with specific needs, requirements and aspirations.
To support development we tailor make sessions or programs to suit the learner also offer ‘WithDave Master Classes’. These are off-the-shelf development sessions.
Tandem canoeing skills
Find out how Trim, Communication, Waiting and weighting is all about when paddling tandem can make for effective and efficient paddling.
Mastering Solo open canoe paddling
We will teach you how to paddle an open canoe by yourself in a straight line and how to effectively manoeuvre it.
This can be on Open water, Moving water or Whitewater.
Open Canoe Sailing
On our canoe sailing master class we cover group and solo sailing.
This isn’t improvised sailing. In these sessions we use purpose designed, and built, sails and adjuncts.
Traditional Canoe Skills
The traditional skills of poling, lining and tracking developed by the trappers and prospectors aren’t a dark art; but they are a skill.
‘The best way to learn to pole is to leave your paddle at home!’
Bushcraft Canoe Expedition Skills
These are NOT survival skills!
- No lightweight expedition tents – sleep under tarps and sometimes in hammocks
- No gas stoves – open fires
- No freeze-dried food! – delicious, fresh food
Whether it is a trip down the Wye or a expedition down the Yukon we have a skill that you can use.
‘thriving not surviving’
Moving Water Canoe Skills
The transition from sheltered water to moving water can be intimidating; or maybe you want to accelerate your development. We can help.
WithDave have years of whitewater paddling and considerable experience coaching. You will soon see progression in your paddling after time spent with our staff.