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William Beach Park Reserve

Brownsville, NSW 2530

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Escape Kayak Tours, Out There Adventures and Illawarra Canoe Club have partnered to host an Introductory Recreational Kayak Course (Level 1).

Get a taste for paddling, join us and learn the basic skills & fundamentals of kayaking on our 3-hour introduction to recreational kayaking. If you are keen to try kayaking, this course is for you. No prior kayaking experience is necessary. This course is designed to give you the fundamental skills necessary to start paddling correctly and safely. Develop efficient stroke techniques and gain confidence while you are out on the water.

This course is ideal for beginners, but may also be of particular interest if you are planning a short day trip or longer day trips in enclosed waters, or for those thinking about getting into the sport but don’t know where to start. Learn and improve your paddling skills on our fleet of Gecko sea kayaks. Come & try kayaking before investing $$’s in kayak equipment.

Join us for expert and professional tuition in small groups - with a ratio of 1 instructor to 6 participants. This course was developed under the guidelines of Australian Canoeing to promote safe and enjoyable kayaking and is led by highly experienced paddlers with over 30 years of paddling experience. Our instructors & trainers are registered with Canoeing Australia and also with Fitness Australia.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • On water safety requirements
  • Interpret weather conditions
  • Dress appropriately for the range of conditions
  • Understanding the advantages and limitations of your kayak
  • Correct posture & injury prevention
  • Stroke techniques – Forward, reverse, sweep/turn, stopping, side drawing
  • Manoeuvering efficiently through different strokes

START TIME:

  • 8:45 am - Registration
  • 9:00 am - Safety briefing, a focus of the course & on land tuition
  • 9:30 am – Fitting/adjustments to kayaks. Learning about your kayak
  • 10:00 am - On the water skills session (2 hours)
  • 12:00 pm - Off water and sign off

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Hat or cap - wide brim preferable
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Long sleeved shirt/top - lightweight and warm
  • Board shorts or similar - quick drying
  • Wetsuit shoes/boots or shoes to get wet, Crocs are ok (no thongs or bare feet)
  • Spray jacket or lightweight rain/wind jacket - advisable
  • Towel & spare change of clothes (for after course)
  • Bottled water – 1 litre preferable
  • Personal medication – if required
  • Energy & enthusiasm

WHAT WE SUPPLY:

  • Single seated Gecko sea kayaks
  • Personal floatation devices - PFDs
  • Paddles
  • Professional training with an Australian Canoeing certified instructor
  • Friendly & helpful advice on kayaking equipment & operations

We look forward to seeing you on the water soon!

Sharyn & Mark

FAQs:

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to undertake the course?

Minimum age of 12 years old – must be accompanied by an adult.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Own vehicle transport is required. There is plenty of parking at William Beach Park.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions that I may have?

Please phone Mark on 0412377761 or Sharyn on 0490425215 for further information.

What's the refund policy?

Cancellation policy – Cancellation fee of 50% of payment if cancelled by the customer within 7 days of scheduled date.

• A cancellation fee of 100% of payment if cancellation is made by the customer within 24 hours of the scheduled date.

• A cancellation fee of 100% of payment for NON-ATTENDANCE / NO SHOWS on the scheduled booking date.

• A full 100% refund or option to reschedule within 12 months will be given if cancellation is made by course instructors/Illawarra Canoe Club due to bad weather or unsafe conditions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will have your name registered through our online booking system.

Do I need to bring any special clothing?

A good option is to wear clothes that are ok to get wet. Warm and quick drying materials are preferable. If you already have a lightweight wetsuit, that would be a good option in winter. Sweat/tracksuit pants and hoodies are unsuitable as they hold water and stay wet and cold. Lightweight wind or rain jacket is a good option, to keep you warm and dry.



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William Beach Park Reserve

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