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Providers of outdoor activity services, team building and team challenge events.
Providers of outdoor activity services, team building and team challenge events.

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Event director and sea kayak coach, Simon McElroy, spent the weekend coaching in a voluntary capacity with Cumbria Canoeists looking at basic sea kayak packing skills for a weekend wild camp trip and exploring effective leadership and followership. The sea conditions were pretty perfect, offering sufficient challenge at an appropriate level for most paddlers and the option to shelter regularly with little rain, which always makes a wild camp. The location, amongst the Fleet Isles on the Dumfries and Galloway coast, was superb for this type of trip offering more than ample variation, and several good wild camp options. An excellent weekend event!

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Sea Kayak Coaching Workshops for Novices, Beginners and Improvers

Date: 5th July 2017 (Other dates available in July and August by arrangement);
 
Cost: £55 per person (BACS, PayPal) typically covering around 4-5 hours
 
Course reference: SKC-02
 
Location: South Cumbria coast e.g. Roa Island, (or inland venue in adverse weather);
 
For: beginners and intermediate sea paddlers who want to develop their foundation skills, confidence and ability in a sea kayak;
 
Ratio: Max 1:4

Book a sea kayak coaching workshop during which your coach will observe your current paddling skills and will coach you through a series of developments appropriate to your experience and physical capability.

Typically, coaching will focus on one or more of the following:

       Forward paddling; effective and efficient forward power strokes;
      Connectivity and power transfer;
      Body-boat relationship;
      Steering and correcting track; edging, paddle shift and lateral thrusts;
      Momentum-maintaining turns; rudder strokes and low-brace turns;
      Static turns and manoeuvring; sweep and draw strokes;
      Stopping the kayak, reversing and reverse-turning;
      High-efficiency paddling for longer journeys;

To enquire further and to book a place on this event please call 07721 906030 or email skc-02@keyadventures.co.uk

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Open Canoe Foundation Skills Coaching Workshops for Beginners

During Sunday 2nd July, book a 2-hour coaching session with our professionally qualified coaches and accelerate your canoe paddling skills.

£35 per person per 2-hour coaching session;

Location: Lake District; Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater chosen according to majority demand;

For: beginners and improving paddlers who want to develop their foundation skills and ability in open canoes, and especially those who have recently purchased their own canoes;

To book call Key Adventures: 07721 906030;

Ratio: Max 1:4

During these two-hour open canoe coaching sessions, your coach will observe your current paddling practice and coach you through the most appropriate skills and techniques, enabling you to rapidly develop a safer, more effective and efficient paddling style.

These workshops focus on foundation paddling skills, i.e. the skills that you use every time you paddle.

Any experienced paddler knows that these foundation skills take time to develop, and coaching accelerates development. Coaching content might include any of the following foundation processes:

Forward paddling, effective power and efficient endurance strokes;
Connectivity and power transfer;
Body-boat relationship;
Steering and turning;
Launching and landing;
Manoeuvring the canoe;
Consolidation and linking of strokes;
Safety kit;

www.keyadventures.co.uk
07721 906030
canoe-coaching@keyadventures.co.uk

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#canoecoaching
#lakedistrict
#outdooractivities
#canoeing
#paddlesports
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Key Adventures deliver a wide range of outdoor activities in the Lake District for the benefit of school groups; this image shows a group of year 6 students taking on an intiative challenge between more physically adventurous adventures during an outdoor activity event in Borrowdale.
http://www.keyadventures.co.uk/outdoor-activities/outdoor-activities-for-schools-colleges-university.htm
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Girls from St Michael's School on Castle Crag in Borrowdale this week during their schools outdoor adventure activity event in the Lake District with Key Adventures.

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http://www.keyadventures.co.uk/outdoor-activities/outdoor-activities-for-schools-colleges-university.htm
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We've had fabulous weather in the Lake District for the past week; perfect for outdoor adventures; we've been rock climbing, sea kayaking, ghyll scrambling and hillwalking. More outdoor activities planned this week with 17°C forecast later this week. What's your facvourite warm-weather adventure activity?
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#keyadventures
#raftbuilding
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Here's an in-depth article about stability in kayaks; interesting reading for sea kayaking coaches?
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Yesterday, Sunday, we ran the third of our foundation sea kayaking skills events in the Lake District. The coastal forecast was pretty lively (gusting to 40mph) so we moved inland for some less breezy conditions, gusting to 20 mph, on Coniston Water. All participants were confident and competent, learning eagerly and postively despite the bluster.
Our next foundation sea kayaking skills workshop will be posted in the next few days. See http://www.keyadventures.co.uk/events.htm for details of our latest events.
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#outdooractivities
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