Junior Kayaking & Sailing Clubs
Young people can make the most of their weekends by joining one of our initial six week Clubs. Each course is designed to introduce and progress young people, building confidence and skills, as well as meeting new friends along the way.
For those who wish, each Club offers the opportunity to work towards Nationally recognised qualifications. Each award being progressive allows young people to work and progress at their own speed.
Saturday Morning Beginners Kayaking Club
Dates: Spring 22nd April - 27th May 2017
Dates: Autumn 9th September 2017 - 14th October 2017
Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm
Duration: 6 weeks.
The Saturday morning Beginners Kayak Club for 8-16 year olds is designed to introduce and progress young people in paddlesports, building confidence and skills, as well as meeting new friends along the way. For those who wish, the club offers the opportunity to work towards a British Canoeing Paddlepower Award, a nationally recognised qualification. Each award being progressive allows young people to work and progress at their own speed. A variety of strokes and skills will be taught as well as the obvious fun and games.
Progression from the Club could include a more advanced course such as sea kayaking, white-water-kayaking or open canoeing or our planned White-Water Club running in the Autumn. If you can’t wait until then, we have courses and sessions running throughout all but the school holidays.
Saturday Improver's Kayaking Club
Dates: Mornings - 10th June - 22nd July 2017.
Dates: Afternoons - 9th September - 14th October 2017.
Time: Mornings 10.00am - 12.30pm (Spring)
Time: Afternoons - 1.30pm - 4.00pm (Autumn)
Duration: 6 weeks.
The Saturday Morning Improver's Kayaking Club takes young people to the next level of the British Canoeing Paddlepower Scheme. The Paddlepower Discover Award progresses young peoples skills, knowledge, safety awareness and confidence.
This award includes 4 progressive levels (level 6-9) designed for young paddlers to focus on specific techniques, skills and knowledge. The ideal way to progress on from the Paddlepower Passport Award and improve your skills.
The award reflects fundamental paddlesport skills and understanding for paddle-boat-water interaction. This is the ideal progression from one of our Paddlepower Passport courses or a BC 1 Star Award. Improve your paddling, learn new and more advanced skills to become a proficient progressive paddler.
The Improvers Kayaking Club will also include the opportunity to try lots of different craft, experience shooting the weirs and some moving water experience.
Includes All specialist equipment, wetsuits paddle cags and Paddlepower Discover Progress Card.
Progression from this Club could include a more advanced course such as sea kayaking, white-water-kayaking or open canoeing or our planned White-Water Club after Christmas. If you can’t wait until then, we have courses and sessions running throughout October Half Term.
Saturday Afternoons Beginners Sailing Club
Dates: 21st April - 27th May 2017
Dates: 9th September - 14th October 2017
Time: 12.30pm - 4.00pm
Duration: 6 weeks.
Haven Banks Saturday afternoon Sailing Club is particularly suited to beginners and those who wish to gain more confidence in Toppers on the sheltered inland water of the River Exe. The Club will work towards RYA Youth Sailor Awards. This Scheme teaches you the basics and is a great way to learn whatever type of sailing you choose to do in the future.
The Club emphasis is to encourage young people into the exhilarating sport of sailing. Every week new skills and techniques will be taught, enabling you to skilfully sail your dinghy wherever you want to take it. Water allowing!
Progress may be to move onto one of our improver courses which take place on the Exe Estuary during the School Holidays.