Canoe Coaching: Moving Water

Moving water is heavy and powerful.

Look at any valley and see how its been effected by water shaping it some how.

Paradoxically to be safe around it and on it you need both caution and confidence and confidence should only come with competence, they should always go hand in hand.

Learn to read the water and its tell tale signs to help you plan your descent of the river and under control. By inspecting rapids, planning routes and lines, hitting eddies.

Learning to work with the water and ride it and go with it rather than fight it. Using leverage and timing to create speed and angle, to get your boat where you need it.

Lets solidify the connection with your boat so it feels part of you, so when you put the power on the power goes to the right place at the right time.

Moving 15 to 16 feet of canoe around the river takes skill and skills are learnt and polished with deliberate accurate practice. So many skills can be broken down into composite parts so not to over whelm, then put back together by you for amazing transferable results on the river.

What you aspire to learn and paddle is what Ill work with you and aim for too. Because its about you and your paddling future. Each step taken at a pace suited to you.

Get slick on the river, make it look easy. Because it can be!

Previous experience: Open water
Duration: Min 1 full day
Min Ratio: 1 instructor to 1
Max Ratio: 1 instructor to 4 solo or 1 to 6 tandem
Cost: Dependant on size of group