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Beginner Kayaking Course for Adults with Level 2 Kayak Award Assessment

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Laois Kayak Club House

Old Bridge

Durrow

Ireland

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A fun 3 evenings and 1 river trip of paddling and on-the-water instruction for adults who want to learn the basics of kayaking with qualified Canoeing Ireland instructors. This course also includes a Level 2 Kayak Award assessment and is part of Laois Kayak and Canoe Club's Summer Development Programme.

Dates:

Thursday 02nd August 2018 (7pm to 9pm)

Thursday 09th August 2018 (7pm to 9pm)

Thursday 16th August 2018 (7pm to 9pm)

Sunday 19th August 2018 (10am to 2pm) (River Trip)


Venue:

Laois Kayak Club House, Old Bridge, Durrow, Co. Laois (beside fire station)

(note: venue may change due to weather conditions)


What you will learn:

  • To kayak safely & competently on flat water
  • An understanding of the Basic Paddling Techniques and Safety Rules of canoeing
  • An ability to Enter and Exit a kayak correctly
  • Forward Paddle, Reverse Paddle, and Stop
  • An ability to turn while stationary using Forward Sweep Stroke, Reverse Sweep Stroke and a combination of Forward and Reverse Sweep Strokes
  • Simple Draw Stroke
  • Low Brace
  • Turning on the Move
  • Edging while the kayak is moving
  • Capsize Drill
  • An ability to assist in an Assisted X Rescue and/or an H Rescue

What we supply:

  • Kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet, spray-deck (and all the instruction to get you paddling!)

What you need to bring:

  • Wetsuit (or old tracksuit–top and bottom, T-shirt or rash vest), Adequate footwear (old runners), Windcheater, Towel, Change of Clothes

Pre-requirements:

  • You must be able to swim 10 metres and be 18 years of age or older

Course Numbers:

  • Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 persons

Further Details:

  • If you need to speak to someone in our club, you can call Brian on 086 1739029

Laois Kayak and Canoe Club is a member of Canoeing Ireland. All our courses are operated as per Canoeing Ireland's training structures and safety guidelines. This course is of an introductory level and operates under the guidance of qualified Canoeing Ireland Instructors on grade 1 water.

Once beginners have reach a level of competence, they are welcome to become club members and take part in club activities including participation in further training, river trips, national competitions and events.

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Laois Kayak Club House

Old Bridge

Durrow

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