Whether you are new to the art of rolling or have dabbled with it in the past, our sea kayak rolling workshops are a fun, explorative and supportive way to find the technique that works with you and for you. These workshops consist of 3 intensive sessions over 2 days and are based on a one coach to 4 student ratio.
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The roll, a self rescue technique is an important element of sea kayak safety, particularly if your goal is towards independant kayaking adventures. We believe that everyone learns and works in different ways and so what 'rolling' technique may work for one person is very different for another. We have created a workshop which combines a revision of flat water skills related to rolling and then transfer these to a pool environment enabling you to discover the 'upside down' world of rolling in a fun and explorative way. Our overall aim is to work with you to provide the necessary building blocks for an effective roll that works for you.
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
This course is ideal for those who have paddled a little bit and want to learn capsize and resue techniques. Also ideal for those who are keen to begin paddling more frequently and who want increase their water confidence, or become more independant with their paddling and to take the next step in increasing their skills to allow for more challenging expeditions. Greenland rolling techniques can also be taught on these course for those more advanced and seeking a new rolling challenge.
PADDLING SKILL LEVEL
The recommended skill level for this trip is a 1 upwards. See here for further details. If you are unsure and would like to chat to us about anything then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
HOW FAR WILL WE PADDLE EVERY DAY?
We will be based at Loch Tay (Kenmore) and Aberfeldy for this workshop. There will be paddling exercises during the loch session but paddling distance is minimal.
WHAT WE PROVIDE?
We provide all sea kayaking kit required for the Loch session. This includes high quality kayaks, paddles, dry cagoules and trousers, drysuits, wet suit boots, pogies (paddling gloves) and drybags. For the pool sessions we provide kayak, paddle, spraydeck and bouyance aid.
WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE
Chlorine can damage kayaking specific clothing such as cagoules, dry trousers and dry suits so we wear regular swimming kit in the pool, which we don't provide. We recommend wearing a pair of thermal leggings and/or board shorts, and a thermal top or two just for a bit more warmth during your resting times. There is also a sauna and hot tub, available if you feel the need! We have a few pairs of swim goggles and nose clips but you may want to bring your own.
WHERE DOES THE TRIP START?
We meet at the head of Loch Tay in Kenmore at 9.30am on the first day of the course. On the second day we meet at the pool. We will get in touch with you approximately 3-4 days before the start of the course to confirm all logistical details. If you need advice on travel or accommodation please call (07799875662) or email Carol. If you are a group of 4 or more people and want this course to be a private and/or bespoke course just for your group then again just get in touch with Carol.
Full payment is required to secure your booking as well as the return of a completed booking form which can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you have any further questions and would like to chat anything through before booking then please call Carol on 07799875662.