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5-7 July Summer Training Weekend

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - July 7 @ 4:00 pm

This training weekend (joint with North Avon Canoe Club) is based on the River Wye at Biblins (near Monmouth) and is an IDEAL OPPORTUNITY for all our Monday evening paddlers to extend their skills and experience.

Accommodation is in rudimentary bunkhouse dormitories or camping. Unaccompanied children are welcome, or non-paddling parents are welcome to join us for the weekend.

Courses are delivered by a mixture of qualified coaches and experienced paddlers from North Avon and Brecon Canoe Club.  Tell us about what you are interested in learning from the weekend and we will do our best to include it in the sessions.  There are a number of courses to choose from.  All will help you to develop skills needed for the qualification you are working towards or be a great introduction to paddling or improving your skills on moving water.  Courses are subject to demand and sufficient numbers*.  Please indicate an alternative choice on the booking form.

Canoe beginners and improvers Learn to paddle efficiently and control your boat with style on moving water.  A great introduction to canoeing skills or a chance to develop more advanced skills if you have some canoe experience.  
Canoe Award (Like the old 3 star award) – involves assessment on both lake and river.  Subject to sufficient demand (group of  4-6)
Kayak beginners and improvers Learn to paddle efficiently and control your boat on moving water.  A great introduction to basic white water kayaking skills or a chance to develop more skills if you have some kayaking experience.
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course (FSRT)* The objective of this training course is to teach simple and safe skills that can provide the tools to problem solve simple common paddling scenarios in flat/sheltered water regardless of the craft.  You will learn skills which will enable you to ensure the safety of yourself and others; and appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help you and/or others in difficulty These skills then form the foundations for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing awards.  Theory on Friday evening, course on Saturday.  Paddle with the group on Sunday.  Subject to sufficient demand (group of  4-6)
Free Spirits Spend Saturday on the Symonds Yat rapids practising your skills with experienced paddlers to guide you and then paddle with the group on Sunday.  Opportunity to learn a few freestyle skills if you wish!
River Wye –  2 day trips* Enjoy two day paddles on the River Wye in canoes or kayaks.
General Paddle/Non paddler Use Biblins as a base for paddling on the River Wye and Symonds Yat without taking part in a course.  Or join in the fun without paddling – there’s some great walking, cycling or just sitting reading a book possibilities!

*Subject to demand and availability of coaches

We will try to accommodate your choice, but cannot guarantee it; sessions delivered will depend on group sizes and availability of coaches.  Poor weather conditions or high/low water levels may force us to change locations/plans.  Whatever happens we will do our best to ensure you have fun!

To book places, complete and return the following form to Steph at North Avon Canoe Club by 30 June.


July 5 @ 6:00 pm
July 7 @ 4:00 pm


Biblins Youth Campsite
The Doward
Whitchurch, Herefordshire HR9 6DX United Kingdom
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01600 890 850

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