OPEN CANOE COACHING

RAPID DEVELOPER - (BEGINNER) 2 or 5 days

The joys of Open Canoeing definitely appeal to you - but you're not really sure where to start.  Our 2 or 5 day introductory courses will give you those all important fundamental skills whilst showing you the fantastic versatility of this craft.  We shall explore and embed the basics in order to get you moving the canoe around more skilfully - either tandem or solo or both; whilst also venturing into a whole host of environments - lochs, wide slow moving rivers, and perhaps some white water.  As well as the fundamental strokes, we shall look at rafting, sailing, lining, along with those all-important techniques and checks that will keep you safe on the water.  Our highly qualified, experienced and knowledgable open canoe coaches will tailor the course to your needs and wants, and ensure you leave hooked on your new sport.   

No previous experience is required.

2 day or 5 day packages are available for this course.

Venue

Courses based normally near Aviemore, Scottish Highlands.  

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made course at a venue closer to you

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to arrange your own tailor-made booking

Price - 

Tailor made depending on trip requirements,

2 day course from £150 per person; 5 day course from £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

RAPID DEVELOPER - (INTERMEDIATE) 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.

Our Rapid Developer (Beginner) course or similar experience would be required to attend this course.

2 or 5 day packages available for this course.

Venue 

Courses based normally near Aviemore, Scottish Highlands.

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made course at a venue closer to you

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to arrange your own tailor-made booking

Price

Tailor made depending on trip requirements,

2 day course from £150 per person; 5 day course from £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

RAPID DEVELOPER - (ADVANCED) - 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.

Venue 

Courses based normally near Aviemore or Fort William, Scottish Highlands.

OR contact us to discuss a tailor made course at a venue closer to you

Dates

Dates coming soon

OR contact us to arrange your own tailor-made booking

Price

Tailor made depending on trip requirements,

2 day course from £150 per person; 5 day course from £500 per person

Enquiries and Booking

If you have any queries at all, please do contact us either by e-mail or by messaging us on Facebook

BESPOKE OPEN CANOE COACHING

No matter what kind of coaching you are looking for: beginner or advanced? 7 days of 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 white water kayak coaching course, simply e-mail us or message us on Facebook.

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