9-10 Nov 2019 White Water Training Weekend, Devon
November 9 - November 10
A great opportunity to develop whitewater skills and confidence.
Our annual White Water Weekend (jointly with North Avon Canoe Club) is a sociable training weekend suitable for a wide range of abilities ranging from an introduction to white water to the more experienced white water paddler.
Minimum requirements are 2*-level skills in your craft on flat water and ideally some moving water experience like Symonds Yat. Look out for trips to give you some more experience before this weekend.
The weekend is taking place in Devon this year. We are using a bunk house located in Buckfastleigh with the River Dart very close by and a range of other rivers a short drive away. Boat hire (if required) and all food for the weekend is included in the price.
Spaces are limited so you are advised to book early. We plan to offer training for:
- Canoes with the option of OC1 (specialist white-water solo canoes!); and
- Kayaks with the option of a White Water Kayak Award assessment (similar to the old 3*)
Courses offered will be subject to the availability of coaches/experienced paddlers to lead the groups. The rivers paddled during the weekend will depend on the water levels at the time.
Groups will be led by experienced paddlers or coaches. We will do our best to ensure that the courses listed run – but they are subject to availability of coaches. Whatever happens, it’s usually a great weekend of paddling.
The total cost for weekend is £45.00. This includes 2 nights’ accommodation, food and all white water coaching.
Accommodation is William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust, Russets Lane, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DY.
We are limited to a total of 25 participants in the bunkhouses, though you are welcome to join us as a day paddler or stay in your own accommodation. The bunkhouse has heating, toilets and showers all meals will be provided. To take part you will need to be a member of either Brecon or North Avon Canoe Club.