With the weather a little warmer and with us past the Spring Equinox now’s a good time to get out on the water in preparation for a full summer of paddling fun.
NCC is aiming to run 2x ½ day 'Start' Courses this year on the 8th May and the 20th May respectively.
There is a total of 24 places available, 12 on each day.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The cost of the ½ day course is £40 to be paid in advance. The course leaders are trained coaches and provide their time on a voluntary basis with the fee’s going to club funds.
Participants will be awarded a British Canoeing ‘Start’ Award
Aim – to introduce paddlesport and Newbury Canoe Club to people with no previous experience. Initial experience in a kayak
Location – Newbury Canoe Club, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5DF
Open to – over 18s. Must be reasonably physically capable and prepared to get immersed in water. Must be able to swim 50m in clothing without a buoyancy aid. Please note: any physical or mental health issues should be disclosed confidentially to the coaches beforehand
Kit to bring – Loose cheap sports kit and thin soled shoes/plimsoles. Layers if it is cold. Towel and a change of clothes for the end
Timetable of the day –
09.00 – 09.15
Arrive & welcome & tour of the club
09.15 – 09.30
Get changed and ready
09.30 – 09.45
Initial safety considerations
09.45 – 10.15
Introduction to and sizing for kayaks and kit
10.15 – 10.30
Forwards and backwards paddling, turning, stopping
10.30 – 11.20
Move onto the canal. Free paddling under coaches watch.
11.20 – 11.30
Off the water. De-brief and look forward
11.30 – 11.45
Change and leave
I hope you’re interested to join us and seeing you on either the 8th or 20th of May.
Please contact Richard Carter, NCC Club Secretary, for a place
email@example.com or 07956 208020