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Whether you paddle tandem or solo, this five day course looks to build on your existing paddling skills on lochs, lakes or the sea; increasing your efficiency, widening your range of techniques and building your confidence to cope with windier or rougher conditions.
To get out in the wind on open water and develop your skills and confidence in the environment.
At least 10 days open canoeing.
At least 5 days on open water in force 3 or above.
This course is geared for the canoeist who is starting to get to grips with open water paddling. To get the most out of this course then you should have experienced open water lochs in slightly windier conditions, and be keen to develop your knowledge and skills.
On this 5 day course we’ll look at handling canoes on open water. Loch Morlich, Insh, Pityoulish, Laggan and Lochindorb are all within easy driving distance; or if conditions permit we could head down to the Moray coast and paddle on the sea.
When weather conditions allow, we’ll seek out force 3-4 winds. That’ll allow us to really feel the effect of wind on our canoes. We’ll look for combinations of trim and paddling side that allow us to use the wind to steer our boats. Sails also allow us to harness the wind; we’ll have the opportunity to use solo and tandem sails and perhaps look at rafted sailing.
Whatever the weather, we’ll be able to look at increasing the efficiency of our paddle strokes, and using edge and trim to make the hull work for us. We can also take a look at poling, tracking and open water rescues.
We hope you’ll leave the course feeling confident to plan and paddle your own canoe trips on open water.
|Date21/10/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£600.00||Places|
|Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]|
Use of kit
Packed lunch and afternoon tea and cake
Bed in en-suite room – available from 4pm on day before your course starts
All meals from breakfast on day 1 until packed lunch on the final day
Glenmore Lodge has a large store of clothing and equipment. You’re welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.
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Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.