OPEN CANOE COACHING

INTERMEDIATE CANOE SKILLS - 2 or 5 days

This course is ideal for those who have some open canoeing experience and looking to develop their skills in more intermediate environments.  Whether you are looking to head out to more exposed lochs in stronger winds, or tackle faster flowing Grade 2 white water rivers, or both, this course will give you everything you need to head out with confidence, whether solo or tandem.  On the river, we shall take you to the finest venues to allow you to begin exploring and embedding the fundamental white water skills of breaking in/out, ferry gliding with stroke refinement and sophistication.  Understanding the river environment is the first step to this, and we shall spend time getting to know basic river hydrology.

On open water, we shall look at the technical and tactical applications required to drive the boat in stronger winds, and the safety techniques required to be self-sufficient far from shore.  Those all important traditional skills of rafting, sailing, lining and tracking will also be covered, as well as safety and rescue techniques.

2 or 5 day packages available for this course.

British Canoeing personal performance awards can be included in this course if desired.

Venue 

Courses based normally near Fort William, Scottish Highlands.

Dates

Dates TBC

OR contact us to arrange your own tailor-made booking

Price

Tailor made depending on trip requirements,

2 day course £180 per person; 5 day course £450 per person

Enquiries and Booking:

For more details or if you have a query, please CONTACT US

To join us on any of the course dates listed above, please BOOK HERE

ADVANCED CANOE SKILLS - 2 or 5 days

This course is ideal for those who are confident Grade 2 open canoeists and have experience of paddling on lochs/lakes in Force 3 winds.

This course can be tailor-made to either the open water or moving water environment, or both, depending on your specific aims and aspirations.

On the river, paddling the open canoe on Grade 3 is exhilarating, requires precise execution of tactics, and is hugely rewarding.  It can also be a stressful, and potentially expensive business!  This course will look at dialling cast-iron tactical frameworks on Grade 2 in order to approach Grade 3 with solid foundations.  At some of the finest Scottish Grade 3 venues, we shall then explore and embed new technical and tactical layers, precision timing, as well as the psychological skills of controlling anxiety.  Traditional skills of poling, lining and tracking also need to be planned and executed with skill, and we shall give you the tools to develop this successfully.  More advanced White Water Safety and Rescue techniques are also required, and we shall spend time giving you simple, cast iron solutions. The decision of when to paddle, portage, line, pole and track is a critical one, and must be backed up with skills to boot - we shall give you these in abundance.   Our tried and tested methods and quality coaching will have you ready and raring to tackle Grade 3 with confidence. On open water, paddling in Force 5 winds or stronger, also requires sophisticated tactical application and technical skills which maintain energy and a more consistent performance. Sailing, rafting and tracking also require sound theoretical templates, and more skilful performances.  We shall explore and embed these skills with quality individualised coaching to leave you confident and exhilarated by strong wind journeys.

2 or 5 day packages available for this course.

British Canoeing personal performance awards can be included in this course if desired.

Venue 

Courses normally based from Fort William, Scottish Highlands.

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to arrange your own tailor-made booking

Price

Tailor made depending on trip requirements,

2 day course £180 per person; 5 day course £450 per person

Enquiries and Booking:

For more details or if you have a query, please CONTACT US

To join us on any of the course dates listed above, please BOOK HERE

BESPOKE OPEN CANOE COACHING

Prices starting from £200 per day

No matter what kind of coaching you are looking for: beginner or advanced? 7 days or 1 day? open water or river or both? solo or tandem? - Rapid Development is on hand to give you the best possible experience.  Scotland has some of the finest lochs and rivers in the UK, and offers fantastic venues.  Scotland is our home, but equally we can provide an international experience for you as well. Our qualified, knowledgable, friendly and experienced coaches will strive to make sure your experience is tailored to your needs, wants, aims and aspirations.

To discuss your next open canoe coaching course, please CONTACT US

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