This course is designed to introduce novices to a range of skills and knowledge required to begin kayaking. The sessions will cover safety, paddle strokes, equipment, capsizing etc.
Wilsham Road, Abingdon between the rowing club and sailing club.
Tuesdays for six weeks. 12th May to 23th June. No session on 26th May
Thursdays for six weeks. 14th May to 25th June. No session on 28th May
(Please choose Tuesday or Thursday)
Optional BCU 1 star test and club BBQ after both courses.
6.15 pm to 9.00pm approx.
You would be 18 years or over and be able to swim 50 metres in your clothes.
Kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet and spray deck will be provided.
Please feel free to bring your own if you have this equipment.
To kayak in: Neoprene shoes/wet-suit boots (not trainers!), lightweight windproof jacket, tracksuit or thermal trousers (or shorts if warm).
Thermal t-shirt, woolly jumper or fleece. YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GET WET IN THESE CLOTHES. Towel and change of clothes.
Minimal – We work from the riverbank, but we do have a toilet. Parking is off site, so it is best to arrive changed for the river, with your dry kit in a bag.
Tuesdays: Neil Jordon–UKCC L2 Coach
Thursdays: David Mattingly– UKCC L2 Coach
£100. This includes membership of KCC until Dec 2015. Please specify which day you are applying for, cheques should be made payable to Kingfisher Canoe Club. Please contact Louise Royle to reserve a place. Spaces allocated to first cheques received only.
Louise Royle Tel: 01235 847528 or Email