Level 3 Skills Training 2019
Canoeing Ireland Training Centre run Level 3 Kayak skills training courses over two days. The course is aimed at those who;
- Have succesfully completed Level 2 Skills training
- Wish to progress their white water paddling skills.
- Are over 16 years
The course is an intense two days which aims to cover all skills required on a Level 3 Kayak skills syllabus. It aims to give the paddler an understanding of moving water and how different strokes and techniques can be used to navigate the river safely.
Goal of the Training
To help Level 2 skills kayakers move to the next level of the sport and begin to explore whitewater moves on a higher grade of moving water. This course focuses on solidifying Level 2 kayak skills and techniques and introducing new skills on the Level 3 kayak skills syllabus to ennable students to progress their paddling ability onto to more challenging river environment and build a solid foundation for paddling more difficult whitewater.
- Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00
- €140 (Includes equipment and in course transport)
Places are limited to 6 participants
|C1||March||23rd - 24th|
|C3||May||11th - 12th|
|C4||September||21st - 22nd|
|C5||October||12th - 13th|
|C6||November||2nd - 3rd|
|C7||November||23rd - 24th|
|C8||December||14th - 15th|
What will be covered
After a review of basic strokes and whitewater moves, we introduce or improve upon a few intermediate strokes such as Bow Rudder, bracing strokes and hanging draw.
We then head out to moving water where we work on fine tuning break in’s/out’s and ferry-gliding, concentrating especially on entering micro-eddies, breaking out into fast current, and ferrying across difficult jets of water. We also introduce wave and hole surfing, and we work on teaching or improving the roll and applying it to whitewater situations.
Level 3 Skills Assessments 2019
Before applying to attend a Level 3 Kayak Skills Award Assessment, a candidate must:
- Be at least 12 years of age
- Be a member of Canoeing Ireland
For more details of teh assessment see here