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Kayaking - Intermediate course in Roslagen

Date: Monday 3 jul 2017 - Saturday 26 Aug 2017

Kayaking - Intermediate course in Roslagen

These courses are aimed at those already somewhat familiar with kayaking, and now want to learn more in a concentrated format. Under safe and secure guidance and conditions, we give you the skills that will enable you to paddle and enjoy our beautiful inner and outer archipelago.

Intermediate 1 - Forward Canoeing

Forward paddling technique is something we sometimes tend to forget as we practice the perfect torso rotation, the perfect high posture or the most efficient strokes. What we forget is that forward paddling is actually how we spend almost all our time doing when we are kayaking! The course puts emphasis on correct forward paddling. In the morning we practise torso rotation and how to perform the most effective strokes. In the afternoon we practice several steering alternatives and self-rescue exercises.

Course elements: Efficient forward paddling, paddling backward, stop, lateral movements, low brace, slowing sweeps, paddle float re-entry and buddy rescue.

Intermediate 2 - Technology

Have you been out several times and start feeling comfortable in a kayak, but would like to become even more skilled at manoeuvring your kayak. What is really the most effective way to turn your kayak around? How do you get support when a large wave breaks against your kayak? During the Intermediate 2 course, focus is primarily on improving various forms of steering and brace techniques. We don’t do much distance, but focus on the concept of "practice, practice, practice ..." At the end of the day we will also cover some different rescue techniques.

Course elements: Effective forward paddling, paddle as stern rudder, paddling 8-loops, reversing 8-loops, bow rudder, high brace, capsizing, paddle float re-entry and bow rescue.

Intermediate 3 - Safety

Have you ever wondered what happens if someone collapses in the group you paddle with? What happens if someone is injured or becomes so tired that they do not manage to paddle their way back? Internediate 3 is the course that focuses on safety when we are out there paddling. What hazards do we encounter out there and how do we avoid them in the best way. We focus on things like preparedness, towing, buddy rescue and self-rescue. This is a wet course and several changes of clothes will be needed.

Course elements: Theory and discussion about how we can reduce the risks of canoeing, towing, capsizing, high brace, various types of rescue techniques (buddy rescue, paddle float re-entry, rolls, bow rescue).

Dates:
Intermediate 1: 13 June, 4 and 18 July and 8 August
Intermediate 2: 14 June, 5 and 25 of July and 9 and 15 August
Intermediate 3: 19 and 26 July and 16 August

Further dates may come into play for groups of more than 4 people.

Price:
weekdays: SEK990 / person including fully equipped kayaks and wetsuits.
weekends: SEK1190 / person incl. fully equipped kayaks and wetsuits
Overnight stay at the hostel SEK260/ night / person.

This includes:
kayak, paddle, spray skirt, life jacket, wetsuit, professional instructor and course certificate.

Own equipment:
casual functional wear (no jeans or cotton), underwear (e.g. craft), rainwear, swimsuit, waterproof shoes, towel, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, change of clothes as you will get wet, water bottle (can be filled on site), something warm to drink, lunch, snack and pack bag (plastic bag works well).
If you wish, you bring your swimming goggles or mask.

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