2010 Beginners Courses

Please find the details of our 2010 beginners course below or as a downloadable poster here – download 2010 Beginners Course Poster.

BACKGROUND INFO – 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.

VENUE – Wilsham Road, Abingdon between the rowing club and sailing club.

DATES – Tuesdays for six weeks starting 11th May until 15th June OR Thursdays for six weeks starting 13th May until 17th June. (Please choose Tuesday or Thursday). Optional 1 star test and club BBQ after both courses.

TIMES – 6.30 pm to 9.00pm approx.

ABILITY – You should be able to swim 50 metres in your clothes, and over 18

EQUIPMENT – Kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet and spray deck will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own if you have this equipment.

CLOTHING – 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.

FACILITIES – NONE – We work from the riverbank, but we do have a toilet.

COACHES – Tuesdays: Louise Royle – BCU L4 Coach & Thursdays: Roger Pass – BCU L2 Coach

COST – £90. This includes membership of KCC until Dec 2010. Please specify which day you are applying for, cheques should be made payable to Kingfisher Canoe Club. Please contact Roger to reserve a place.

CONTACT – Roger Pass Tel: 01235 819856 or 07506836605 or Email roger.pass@eur.crowncork.com