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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…

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We came, we paddled, we cleaned

Today, Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club joined forces with Buzz Active and the South Downs National Park to take part in British Canoeing’s #ClearAccessClearWaters campaign. Our members took to the water in kayaks, SUPs and canoes. While practising our skills, we also fished out rubbish from around the Meanders and along the Cuckmere River. The most…

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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.…

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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…

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Top tips: Inflatable Battles

Our Friends & Family Day provided a showcase for the skills our paddlers have in controlling their inflatables. A series of battles were undertaken, each of which demanded balance, speed, tactical planning and knowledge of the water. The coaches displayed a mastery of techniques that often astounded the members, leaving them flat on their backs…

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Back in the swing of things

It is so lovely to see the Club getting back to what it does best: providing fun, chat, skills and challenge for every type of paddler. This Sunday, we had kayaks, paddleboards and canoes out on the water. The coaches were on fine form, leading sessions tailored to suit our different members from beginners to…

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