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British Canoeing 1 Star certificated course.
The course will take place over two days on Saturday and Sunday 16 & 17 September 2017 10am - 4pm each day at the Riverside Centre in Bungay
The course will cover:-
- Handling boats
- Personal Paddling Skills – forwards, backwards, steering and turning and manoevering.
- Rescue skills and emptying boats
- Safety, risk management and group skills
- A journey
You can do the course in either kayaks or canoes and the club can provide these for you, along with bouyancy aids, paddles, helmets and all other safety equipment. If you prefer to use your own boat or equipment please do so.
Part of the course includes you being rescued from the water so make sure you are dressed to get wet. Please do not wear jeans or fleeces as they hold water and get heavy.
Even when you are in the boat (particularly the kayaks) you are likely to get wet so we suggest you wear clothing you can get wet or waterproof clothing over the top of other clothes; a wetsuit is ideal (if you have one),.
It’s essential you have a change of dry clothes and dry shoes/trainers for when you get off the water and make sure you pack a towel.
Plimsolls or deck shoes are suitable footwear, but if you are kayaking please do not wear trainers or similar bulky footware as it will be uncomfortable or even trap inside the kayak.
Make sure you bring a packed lunch with you, as you may find yourselves out on the water at lunchtime.
The cost of the course will be £30:00 per person or £18:00 (for those in full time education).
There are two ways you can pay:-
1. Ideally by BACS using your own bank's on-line system. Make your transfer payable to WVCC (Nat West: sort code 51–70-02 Acc. 51710765).
2. post a cheque (payable to "WVCC”) to: WVCC Membership, 25 High Green, Brooke, Norwich NR15 1HR.
Please use state "Sept 1 Star" as a reference on your BACS payment or cheque.
If you have any questions about equipment, clothing or payments just email us at email@example.com and we’ll be pleased to give you further advice.