Caneoing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking Instruction For Everyone!

Canoeing & Kayaking along the banks of the River Wye

From our centre on the banks of the beautiful River Wye, we provide expert coaching dedicated to meeting the individual needs of the kayaker and open canoeist.

By using the latest and most up to date coaching techniques we can rapidly improve your paddling skills offering quality instruction and enjoyment.

We offer a range of courses for beginners on a quiet stretch of the river wye near Ross-On-Wye to experts on grade II, III and IV in nearby South Wales.

Wye Pursuits Canoe & Kayak Courses, Awards, Assessments & Training:

Click any course below for more information...

+ Introduction to Canoe or Kayak

- Introduction to Canoe or Kayak

Introduction Kayak Course

A basic one day programme is tailored for anyone with limited or no previous experience of canoeing. Participants will master the basic paddle strokes on flat water and experience the enjoyment of canoeing during a short journey.





Key elements include:

  • Developing foundation skills
  • Introduction to equipment
  • Safety considerations
  • Basic rescue techniques
  • Tandem paddling

Price per person 80.00 - Duration 1 day

+ Introduction to White Water Canoe

- Introduction to White Water Canoe

A one day programme aimed at introducing people to canoeing in a moving water environment. Participants will take existing flat water skills and learn how to adapt and utilize them in a more dynamic environment.

Key elements include:

  • Breaking in and out
  • Ferry gliding
  • Manoeuvring to avoid hazards
  • Safety considerations/basic rescues

Price per person 95.00 - Duration 1 day

+ Introduction to White Water Kayak

- Introduction to White Water Kayak

Introduction to White Water Kayak Course

A one day programme aimed at introducing people to canoeing in a moving water environment. Participants will take existing flat water skills and learn how to adapt and utilize them in a more dynamic environment.






Key elements include:

  • Breaking in and out
  • Ferry gliding
  • Manoeuvring to avoid hazards
  • Safety considerations/basic rescues

Price per person 95.00 - Duration 1 day

+ B.C.U 1 and 2 Star Award

- B.C.U 1 and 2 Star Award

The 1 Star award is a clear stepping stone to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award, the one star is the level people would typically reach after one days coaching. This award may me taken in any craft.

1 star syllabus pdf 

The 2 Star award is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desired movement of the boat and developing an understanding into how the paddle, boat and water interact. This award is taken in both canoe and kayak and is a pre-requisite for the BCU/UKCC Level 1 Coach Award.

2 star syllabus pdf 

Price per person BCU 1 Star 90.00 - Duration 1 day

Price per person BCU 2 Star 175.00 - Duration 2 days

+ B.C.U 3 Star Canoe Award Training and Assessment

- B.C.U 3 Star Canoe Award Training and Assessment

This is a discipline specific award and is the pre-requisite for BCU/UKCC Level 2 Coach Award. On completion of a training course a personalised action plan will be produced, guiding you to a successful assessment.

Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves as an intermediate canoe paddler rather than a beginner. The candidate having demonstrated personal paddling skills in wind conditions of up to force 3 on open water, and on simple moving water as part of a lead group.

3 star canoe syllabus pdf 

Price per person 180.00 - Duration 2 days

Please note all prices exclude BCU certification fee and any water access fees where applicable.

+ B.C.U 3 Star Kayak Award Training and Assessment

- B.C.U 3 Star Kayak Award Training and Assessment

3 Star Kayak Course

This is a discipline specific award and is the pre-requisite for BCU/UKCC Level 2 Coach Award. On completion of a training course a personalised action plan will be produced, guiding you to a successful assessment.

Successful performance at this level indicates that the paddler can consider themselves an intermediate kayaker, as they can now paddle on moving waters. They can do this in a competent manner as a part of a led group and have the knowledge and ability to help the smooth running of a trip while being led down a section of grade 2 river.

3 star kayak syllabus pdf 

Price per person 180.00 - Duration 2 days

Please note all prices exclude BCU certification fee and any water access fees where applicable.

+ B.C.U 4 Star Canoe Leader Award Training and Assessment

- B.C.U 4 Star Canoe Leader Award Training and Assessment

The 4 Star Leader Award is a leadership award and not a coaching award. It is not suitable for introducing beginners to the sport.

Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has the skill level required to lead a group of no more than 6 competent paddlers, on rivers of grade 2 and on open water with winds up to force 4. The emphasis is on the application of strokes to achieve suitable techniques and boat control in real situations and the candidates ability to judge the conditions, the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions about the planned journey along with the need to modify plans as required.

4 star syllabus pdf 

Price per person Training 180.00 - Duration 2 days

Price per person Assessment 180.00 - Duration 2 days

Please note all prices exclude BCU certification fee and any water access fees where applicable.

+ B.C.U 4 Star Kayak Leader Award Training and Assessment

- B.C.U 4 Star Kayak Leader Award Training and Assessment

4 Star Kayak Course

The 4 Star Leader Award is a leadership award and not a coaching award. It is not suitable for introducing beginners to the sport.

Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has the skill level required to lead a group of no more than 6 competent paddlers, on rivers of grade 2 and on open water with winds up to force 4. The emphasis is on the application of strokes to achieve suitable techniques and boat control in real situations and the candidates ability to judge the conditions, the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions about the planned journey along with the need to modify plans as required.

4 star syllabus pdf 

Price per person Training 180.00 - Duration 2 days

Price per person Assessment 180.00 - Duration 2 days

Please note all prices exclude BCU certification fee and any water access fees where applicable.

+ B.C.U Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

- B.C.U Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

This one day training course aims to provide the participant with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a sheltered water environment, and to be able to deal with common emergencies. It is designed for all paddlers and coaches irrespective of their chosen craft, or as may be the case for coaches, as either a boat based or bank based coach. The objective is to teach simple and safe skills that can be applied appropriately. These skills will then form the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU scheme. Foundation safety and rescue training is a prerequisite for the BCU/UKCC level 1 and 2 coach awards.

Course content includes:

  • General theory and planning
  • Assessing Risk
  • Equipment
  • Bank based rescues
  • Boat based rescues
  • Scenarios

Foundation Safety & Rescue pdf 

Price per person 95.00 - Duration 1 day

Please note all prices exclude BCU certification fee and any water access fees where applicable.

+ B.C.U White Water Safety and Rescue Training

- B.C.U White Water Safety and Rescue Training

This course is designed for all white water paddlers. The objective is to teach simple, safe skills that can be applied appropriately. Its philosophy is to teach practical skills in a very practical manner. By its nature the course is very 'hands on' and will not contain much classroom work. Any theory will be limited to short riverside sessions, the duration of which will be naturally limited.

As with the Foundation Safety and rescue training this course is not craft specific and is aimed at both canoe and kayak.

Wye Pursuits recognises that the needs of the open canoeist differ from that of the Kayaker and will therefore be offering this course to both disciplines but with an option that some courses will be canoe specific only.

There is also a bank-based alternative for anyone operating in, on or near white water and who is not necessarily a paddler. This includes coaches, paddlers and parents.

Course content includes:

  • Safe paddling strategies
  • Recovery of a swimmer
  • Shouting rescues
  • Reaching rescues
  • Throwline rescues
  • Boat based swimmer rescues
  • Live bate rescues
  • Knots
  • Entrapment rescues
  • Shallow water wading techniques
  • Equipment recovery
  • Scenarios

White Water Safety & Rescue pdf 

Price per person 180.00 - Duration 2 days

Please note all prices exclude BCU certification fee and any water access fees where applicable.




Canoeing Price List

 
HALF DAY
FULL DAY
MULTI ACTIVITY DAY
ADULT
30.00
50.00
55.00
YOUNG PERSON 16-18 YEARS
25.00
35.00
40.00
CHILD
20.00
30.00
35.00


Kayaking Price List

 
HALF DAY
FULL DAY
ADULT/CHILD
35.00
55.00

* All these prices are per person based on a group size of 8-10 people.

Tel: 01600 891199
Email: info@wye-pursuits.co.uk

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