Sea Kayaking

Skills day on Sea Kayaking at Ullswater, Penrith 

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For anyone who wants to join and learn or who wish to build their skills.

Instruction and training will be given on effective forward paddling, low brace, rudder strokes, stopping, reverse, sideways, turning, draw and sweeps.

No previous experience necessary

Intro to Sea Kayaking at Kirkcudbright, Dumfries

The course will be based around the bay and will include short journeys, Instruction and training Effective forward paddling, low brace, rudder strokes, stopping, reverse, sideways, turning, draw and sweeps. Balance and trim, surf launch & landings to half meter. Simple navigation, piloting, rafting, basic knots, warm ups.

In the interest of safety,  a capsize and rescue practice is part of the course which will normally take place at the end of day one.

No previous experience necessary

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This course is aimed at paddles who are between the BCU 2 and 3star standard and that are members who have no desire to lead but want to be more involved as a group member and want to know what to do if things go wrong. We call this ‘being a casualty rather than a victim’. It is also ideal for folk who want a refresher on rescues and current techniques and what is current best practice.

This course also covers the rescue element of the ISKGA fundamentals level 3 qualification.

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We offer training, journeys, activity days and adventures in Sea kayaking, Mountaineering and Navigation. Based in the North Lake District, we operate throughout the UK and offer sea kayaking expeditions abroad.