Posted: August 29, 2012 in Diary, Paddlesport
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Today I booked a provisional place on the 1 STAR Paddling Sport Award course. It seemed like good value at less then £50 for four sessions.

I did some introductory kayak sessions at school and recall the raft races where you make a “raft” by forming the canoes up and then two nominated people get up to change places, while the instructor removes a kayak like in musical chairs. Another memory is the capsize drill where you roll the kayak over and bang the sides 3 times before pushing out and swimming free.

Since then I have paddled kayaks at various places around the UK – from Scottish lochs to placid lakes to grade 2 rapids on a river trip through Symonds Yat. It will be nice to learn the skills properly and hopefully get something new out of the experience. At any rate, it should be a good experience with some new people. Looking forward to it!



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