If you already know your canoeing basics, let’s learn how to make the difficult seem easy. In this Level 2 River Canoeing Skills Course, we’ll explore more about the river’s habits, hazards, and features, and how we can use them to our advantage. Begin to blend paddle strokes, gain a deeper feel for the river and timing of maneuvers and strokes, perfect that elusive back ferry, find a good surf wave, and practice more complex rescue skills.
This Intermediate level course is for those who want to:
Level I Tandem River Canoeing Skills Course (or equivalent). As this is a packed weekend course, it is important that attendees are prepared with the required skills so everyone can get the most out of the weekend. It is not advised to skip taking a Level 1 River course.
PRIOR TO TAKING THE LEVEL II SKILLS COURSE EACH PARTICIPANT:
Taking a river skills canoeing course offers several valuable benefits. Firstly, it ensures safety by teaching essential techniques for navigating rivers, understanding currents, and managing potential hazards. Additionally, these courses enhance confidence, providing participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to handle varying river conditions. Our river skills courses also focus on environmental awareness, teaching paddlers about river ecosystems and the importance of conservation. They also foster a sense of community, allowing participants to connect with fellow paddlers and experienced instructors, leading to a supportive network. Lastly, such courses enable individuals to appreciate nature on a deeper level, promoting environmental stewardship and a profound respect for our natural waterways.
Overall, a river skills canoeing course equips individuals with the expertise and mindset needed for a safe, enjoyable, and environmentally conscious river paddling experience.