Taking your turn!

It has been a while since I wrote the last blogs on forward paddling skills. I will ask for it to be reposted so newer members can have a read and hopefully gain some tips to aid their paddling.  This one will be looking at turning your kayak, an essential skill for controlling your direction.  There are various reasons why you might…

Good forward paddling (Kayak)

In the first of these blogs on paddling skills we will look at the forward paddling stroke. Before taking your first stroke on the water it is important to set up the kayak as this can aid or hinder good forward paddling. This is achieved by adjusting the back and footrests or foot plate. Your…

Paddling skills workshop

In the past, paddling skills were taught as individual skills, practiced and perfected (hopefully) and then used by the paddler to achieve a particular task. This has changed in that instructors and coaches are now tasked with setting challenges to the trainee paddler and let them learn by experimentation, making mistakes and learning from them.…

Discovered !!!!

With the dreaded Covid having stopped so much at CVCC in recent years, it was great to start running awards again this season. On Sunday 22nd May a Discover Award was taken by two club members Steffi and Mila. They both had good basic skills from the outset, so we were able to spend more…