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INTRODUCTORY WEEKEND

A two day introduction to the wonderful world of sea kayaking. Our experienced and well qualified coach/ guide will take you through the essential elements to get you started as a sea kayaker.

Basic Strokes 

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Learn how to safely get in and out of the boats, and the basic forward paddling and turning strokes.  Grow your balance and confidence on the sea.

Equipment

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Learn about the different styles and makes of sea kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids and associated safety equipment.  This enables you to make sensible choices on future kit.

Seamanship

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Start to learn the fascinating language of the sea.  Learn about how the tides work and how they can affect the sea kayak.  Learn about the weather and wind forecasts, and how they might affect your time on the water.

Safety

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Learn the basic principles of rescues (you don't have to get wet).  Learn how to make an emergency call, and how to be rescued or self-rescue.  Think about the safety kit you might require.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Lorna Crawford

Fantastic Introductory weekend. As a complete beginner, I really enjoyed the whole weekend, Morna was a great trainer and guide, very encouraging and informative.The weather was a bonus.

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Margaret-Ann Mackellar

Completed a 2 day intro course a few weeks ago, Phil is a really great instructor and gave us a lot of confidence on the water, highly recommended, good fun in typical scottish weather with good coffee stops