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Woodmill Paddling Community session

Southampton
kayak - Up to 16 people

Description

So you’ve given paddlesport a go, decided it's for you and you want to find out where it can take you next.

Come along to our Woodmill Paddling Community session, where you too can become the master of the paddle. There’s no experience necessary on these sessions, our expert coaches will deliver high quality sessions to get you progressing skills fast. Each session is unique (check out the Autumn Itinerary below) and focuses on a specific skill to give you the confidence on the water.

Why take part in Woodmill Paddling Community session ?

  1. Woodmill Paddling Community sessions allow you to have Taster of other advanced courses available at Woodmill, supporting the focus of your paddlesport pathway. We recommend regular attendance at our community sessions - allowing you to become a well-rounded paddlesport aficionado!
  2. Sessions have specific goals allowing paddlers to measure their progress.
  3. Paddlesport is amazing for fitness. You’ll develop your cardio, physical strength and flexibility.
  4. Woodmill Paddling Community sessions are a great way to prep and benchmark your skills for Woodmill’s off site trips.
  5. Community session are a safe environment to start levelling up the challenge under the watchful eye of our coaches.
  6. Woodmill Paddling Community session's are about just that, building a community of like minded individuals who love getting on the water.

 Click here to buy 12 sessions for the price of 10!

Please Note:

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are offering COVID Secure activities to the public.

To ensure that we can provide a safe environment for all participants and our staff, we are implementing the following procedures;

  1. We ask that you not attend if you, or anyone in the household, are showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  2. We will coordinate all activities so you will join your group straight away after sign in.
  3. We're following all British Canoeing guidance including teaching ratios, social distancing and safety protocol
  4. We will ask all participants to wash their hands upon arrival, in between activity sessions and prior to eating.
  5. We will offer activities that do not require high physical support / physical contact.
  6. We will be deep cleaning twice daily as a minimum standard.

What to bring

All equipment is provided, and the sessions all run from Woodmill’s four accessible waterways.

Requirements

All equipment is provided. If you have your own drysuit, you're more than welcome to wear this.

Itinerary

12th June:  Kayak 101: Come along and learn the basic fundamental's to kayaking. This is the perfect session for anyone who is just starting out and wants some friendly advice or for people who have previous paddling experience but would like to work on the efficient and effective forward paddling and to make improvements on their current techniques.  

19th June: Kayak Development: Looking at more in depth in to kayaking and developing skills further to make your paddling experience easier. Looking at more efficient forwards paddling, looking at moving sideways on the move and ways in which you can link strokes together. Having a look at edging the boat to see what effects paddling while also looking at recovery strokes in case the edging goes wrong! The skills that you are learning and taking away from this session will all be based around the British canoeing Explore award.  

26th June: Kayak upriver trip: come along on this session as we take a trip on the non-tidal part of the river Itchen. This session will look into the basic things needed to journey on a river. This session will look at paddling on slow flowing water rather than the still lake here at Woodmill you can put your new learnt skills to the test or improve your already known skills.

3rd July: Sup 101: Come along and learn the basics of paddling Sup’s. This is a perfect session for anyone who has never paddled a Sup before or for anyone who's paddled before and wants to brush up on their skills in a safe and friendly environment. This session will look at the basics of paddling a sup and how to paddle most effectively. This session will also cover how to get yourself back on your Sup if you were to fall off.

10th July: Basic Tandem canoe skills: During this session you will look at all of the basic skills needed for canoeing. Focusing on how to identify the front of the boat from the back of the boat, how to move the canoe forwards, backwards, turning and sideways. It will also look at how to safety empty their craft if the worst happens and how to safety get in and out of the craft.  

17th July: Solo canoe skills: During this session you will be looking at solo canoe skills. Focusing on how you can move your craft effectively forwards, backwards and sideways. Everything you may have previously learnt in tandem canoe or even solo canoe can be worked on and developed further.  

24th July:Solo canoe development: Looking at more in-depth solo paddling skills to make your solo paddling more efficient and effective as well as adding more skills to your tool box. Having a look at canoe sailing and polling which are different ways of moving your canoe. Have a look at using some more advance skills that would be useful if you wanted to develop further and undertake the British canoeing canoe award.  

31st July:Canoe River trip: come along on this session as we take a trip on the non-tidal part of the river Itchen. This session will look into the basic things needed to journey on a river. This session will look at paddling on slow flowing water rather than the still lake here at Woodmill you can put your new learnt skills to the test or improve your already known skills. You have the choice on whether you want to test your solo or tandem canoe skills on this trip.

7th Aug: Kayak 101: Come along and learn the basic fundamental's to kayaking. This is the perfect session for anyone who is just starting out and wants some friendly advice or for people who have previous paddling experience but would like to work on the efficient and effective forward paddling and to make improvements on their current techniques.

14th Aug: Whitewater 101: Want to progress from flat water? This session will give you the skills to move confidently on white-water, break in and out of the flow, ferry glide, and defensive swimming. Perfect for prepping for one of our white-water trips.

21st Aug: Sup 101: Come along and learn the basics of paddling Sup’s. This is a perfect session for anyone who has never paddled a Sup before or for anyone who's paddled before and wants to brush up on their skills in a safe and friendly environment. This session will look at the basics of paddling a sup and how to paddle most effectively. This session will also cover how to get yourself back on your Sup if you were to fall off.

28th Aug: Safety essentials: A session based on water confidence in whatever craft you choose. Learn the techniques on how to safely get back into your chosen craft and how you could assist others too. A session aimed at individuals gaining the confidence they need when it comes to wet exits and how to deal with them when they occur. Skills learnt in the session are based off British canoe Foundation safety and rescue course. This is defiantly going to be a wet session.

Cancellations

Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to the commencement date

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Where we'll meet

Please meet in the main car park, next to the meeting point sign.

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
£15.50 for adults

Sun, 21st Aug
09:00 - 11:00 · 16 spaces left
Sun, 28th Aug
09:00 - 11:00 · 16 spaces left
Sun, 4th Sep
09:00 - 11:00 · 16 spaces left


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