Personal paddling development
If you are looking to learn, develop, or progress you’re paddling we offer opportunities that are tailored to your needs and aspirations. We pride ourselves on creating a supportive and relaxed learning environment. We offer a free development assessment for you to see if you would be happy to work with us and us to see if we can provide you what you want.
We will work at your pace as we believe that building confidence is key to progression. We are experienced coaches; we don’t say we are the best but some of our paddlers do. We will not promise to change your life or pressure you to meet what could be your potential. We will listen to you and hear where you want to take your paddling. Then we will work together, to your agreed develop plan, aiming at your aspiration; it will be our journey.
British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards
Introduction to canoeing
Learn to paddle your own canoe! or one of ours this day is an introduction to paddling an open canoe solo.
Moving Water Skills Day
These days are aimed at people who want to develop their skills in an open boat on moving water. We will look at: river reading, manoeuvring in the flow, breaking out of a flow and crossing the flow. We will work on Grade 1 to Grade 3 water dependent upon your needs and confidence.
Making The Most Of Paddling On Open Water
Open water can be an underestimated location for great fun. This day is about looking at the added value we can introduce to an open water paddle. It might include: rafted paddling, rafted sailing, bushcraft, nature and wellbeing.
Open Canoe down wind sailing for beginners
This is an introduction to sailing your canoe down wind to prepare you for those great expeditions. Equipment can be provided
17th February 2024 Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park £90
Open Canoe down wind sailing improvers
To develop your open canoe sailing to move across the wind with control.
Equipment can be provided
18th February 2024 Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park £90
Paddlesport Rescue Clinic
These days deliver what you want in respect to Paddlesport rescue. You could use this for practice towards an award, as a rescue update, to solve a problem you have with a rescue or just to practice in a safe and supportive environment.
Paddle Waggling For Open Canoeists
There are only two paddle strokes we use in open canoeing; pull and push. This day is about understanding how we can pull or push our paddles in different ways and change our dynamic trim (move about in the boat) to manoeuvre our boats.
Traditional Open Canoe Skills
Skills developed by the prospectors and trappers to journey upstream and downstream where using a paddle isn’t appropriate. On this day we will cover poling, lining and tracking to move our boats.
Enjoy Leading On A River
Gone are the days where the leader must be in the front, alone. This day looks at how we make the adventure of the river trip individual to each paddler.
This is delivered to small groups or individually. It can be arranged by the hour, half day, full day or multiple days. We can do these sessions from a fixed location or a trip as appropriate and wanted.
£20 – £25 + mileage over 50 miles (price for coach)
£90 – £110 + mileage over 50 miles (price for coach)
£180 – £220 + mileage over 50 miles (price for coach)
2 Day development trip / course
£200 Per learner (minimum 2 learners)
3 Day development trip / course
£285 Per learner (minimum 2 learners)
5 Day development trip / course
£450 Per learner (minimum 2 learners)