Bray Lake Watersports

Canoe tuition

Kayaking/Canoeing | Learn to... Paddlepower Scheme

Start kayaking today, go from novice to competent paddler ( 5 days)

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Course Price: £255

Paddlesports are very popular in this area with a number of rivers and local lakes that can be explored. It is important to learn the basics before venturing out and this course is ideal for the young would-be paddler. Under the Paddlepower scheme you will cover the following:

  • A variety of paddling techniques so that you can paddle in all directions, forwards, backwards and sideways
  • You will learn how to launch and land
  • Learn vital rescue techniques
  • Progression through to using spray decks
  • Saftey Awareness - covers the necessary safety considerations when paddling on placid waters

Skills are learnt through a variety of games and fun exercises to develop your paddling techniques throughout the course. On successful completion of the Passport certificate you will be competent enough to hire kit and paddle at Bray Lake.

This course runs over 5 days throughout the school holidays. If you are unsure whether you wish to commit to a full week, you can sign up to the 2 day beginners course. Details below.

Similarly, if you already have the basics and feel you are ready to move on to the intermediate skills, you can book the 3 day intermediate course. Details below.

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Kayaking/Canoeing | Start Paddlepower Passport

Learn the basics of paddling on this fun filled course (2 day course)

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Course Price: £120

  Start

Paddlesports are very popular in this area with a number of rivers and local lakes that can be explored. It is important to learn the basics before venturing out and this course is ideal for the young would-be paddler. Under the Paddlepower scheme, Passport (equivalent to 1 Star) will cover the following:

  • Varied Skills - learn the basics of paddling through a variety of fun exercises and games
  • Paddling Skills - develop techniques so that you can paddle in all directions, forwards, backwards and sideways
  • Supporting Knowledge - learn how to launch and land
  • Saftey Awareness - covers the necessary safety considerations when paddling on placid waters

This course which is 2 full days runs throughout the school holidays and selected weekends in the year.

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Kayaking/Canoeing | Intermediate Paddlepower Discover

Progress through the different stages of paddling, and grow in confidence (3 days)

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Course Price: £159

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Building upon the skills learnt on the Start Kayak course you will progress through four further levels to help focus your attention on particulars skills. Ultimately you will be skilful and confident enough to paddle safely on placid water.  Under the Paddlepower scheme, the Discover (equivalent to 2 Star) will cover:

  • Development of existing paddling skills
  • Introduction to new strokes
  • Learn vital rescue techniques
  • Progression through to using spray decks

Some of the new skills do require a fair amount of practise to perfect so you may need a bit more time to complete all the stages.

This course runs over 3 full days throughout the school holidays. If you feel a little rusty add on the two day start paddling course as a great re-fresher course. A similar course runs on selected weekends in the year.

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Kayaking/Canoeing | Advanced Paddlepower Coaching

Starting using performance equipment and develop paddling skills in more challenging conditions

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Course Price: £159

The coaching week is aimed at paddlers who have already achieved Paddlepower 5. The emphasis of the week will be about consolidating knowledge whilst getting the most enjoyment out of paddling.

Sessions will be suited to both the ability of those on the course as well as weather conditions.

The coaching week only runs during school holidays. The following gives you a flavour of what the coaching week is all about.

  • You will be introduced to more advanced stroke techniques
  • You will be introduced to rolling skills
  • There will be the chance to try out some play boats to give you a chance to experience how different boats feel
  • If conditions are suitable we will take you paddling on nearby rivers to gain valuable experience of paddling in a different environment

The great thing about the coaching week, is that you can repeat it as often as you like, and each time you will learn something new and your paddling skills will just get better and better.

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