An all day, hands-on practical workshop, based on the River Thames at the shop. Specifically aimed at those wishing to compete in the Waterside/Thameside series and the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race.
The course begins on dry land, working on forward paddling technique on our Paddlelite ergos. We will teach you the finer points of stroke analysis with a view to improving your efficiency and speed.
Following that session we take to the water, putting the skills into practise. As you paddle, our coaches will join you on the water coaching from K1's or coaching launches giving immediate feedback, plus videoing the session for later analysis.
After lunch we review the session's video footage and work on creating an action plan for you to take away.
The afternoon session is a return to the water, working specifically at improving portaging efficiency: How to approach the bank, how to get in and out as quickly as possible, how best to run and carry the boat with a view to streamlining your times to maximum effect.
Please note we can also train your support teams: Please look at the seperate course for supporters in November.
10am - 4pm at the shop