Are you new to paddling and Interested in having a go at kayaking, canoeing or SUP?
Then these adult START sessions are for you. You must be over 18 and able to swim 50 metres in your clothes.
Sessions: evening or weekends* and last 2-3hr covering the basics of: staying safe; clothing and equipment; paddling forward, turning and stopping; getting on and off the water.
You will need: Neoprene shoes/wet-suit boots (or sandals/small trainers that are not too bulky and do not fall off if you swim!); tracksuit or thermal trousers; thermal t-shirt, woolly jumper or fleece (or wetsuit if you have one). YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GET WET IN THESE CLOTHES. Towel and change of clothes. Also bring a lightweight windproof jacket if you have one.
We will provide: a kayak, canoe or SUP; paddle, buoyancy aid, helmet and spray deck (or quick release leash for SUP). Please feel free to bring your own if you have this equipment.
Now that lockdown restricts are being eased we can make a start with resuming club activities.
Paddling for members with their own kit has restarted and we look forward – subject to government and British Canoeing guidance – on being able to fully reopen, use our new hut and introduce new people to paddling a little later in the summer.
Club members will be receiving regular updates about what sessions we are running. As soon as is feasible we will be running courses for the public, more information about these will be forthcoming shortly.
On your own and with one person from another household – this could be a coach for 1:1 coaching
In addition as club members:
Paddlers should restrict their paddlesport activities to environments which are well within their capabilities, alert friends and family to their activity and predicted return times and ensure they have a means to call for help, handy at all times.
If you do meet others on the water you should maintain social distancing (except in an emergency) and make sure you arrive and depart as your two.