National Kayak


Intermediate Sea Kayaking - 2-day

Aimed at paddlers wanting to move into more challenging conditions, and improve their boat handling. The focus will be on using skills in context while journeying, including navigation and tidal planning aspects. Exact conditions will depend on the weather, but participants should be comfortable in winds of around F3 and waves of around 0.75-1m.

The course will start at our base in Oban, where you will take a brief look at weather forecasts and tides, gaining an understanding of how to use them to choose a paddling location. On the water the emphasis will be on technical and tactical knowledge, making sure you are efficient, accurate and confident in your paddling. Weather permitting, conditions will be built up over the course of the two days, increasing the challenges as we go. In lighter conditions, we will focus on consolidating technical skills. We may also head to tidal waters.

All equipment and clothing is provided, but you will need a packed lunch.
The course starts at 09.30 and finishes around 16.30 on both days.
You will initially meet at our base in central Oban, there may be a short drive on one or both days to enable us to find the most appropriate sea conditions.

Dates: 23/24 May, 1/2 June, 27/28 July, 7/8 September

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