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Introduction to Kayaking

Discover what kayaking is all about with our amazing introductory course for all levels.

This is a one day course and the vast majority of the time will be spent out learning essential skills and techniques. There is also a kayak trip to Innisfallen Island included on the training.

Course Duration: 1 day – 10am to 5pm (lunch from 1pm-2pm)

Course Cost: €75 per person

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Product Description

What is Introduction to Kayaking?

Discover what kayaking is all about with our amazing introductory course for all levels of ability.

This is a one day course and the vast majority of the time will be spent out learning essential skills and techniques. There is also a kayak trip to Innisfallen Island included on the training. The course runs from 10am-5pm and covers the following areas:

  1. Equipment Talk
    – buoyancy aid
    – kayak
    – paddle
    – personal gear
  2. Entering and Exiting Techniques
    – slow and measured
    – use paddle as brace across kayak
  3. Body Postures/Positions
    – sitting straight & upright
    – bracing feet
    – focusing on destination
  4. Essential Kayak Strokes
    – forward
    – reverse
    – sweep
    – stopping
    – low brace
  5. Capsize Drill

At Mór Active we like to add more to your knowledge so we also include other topic areas such as history & folklore, environmental awareness issues, flora & fauna, geology and much more.

Details

Course Duration: 1 day – 10am to 5pm (lunch from 1pm-2pm)

Previous Experience: None required

Course Size: The group size is a maximum of 1 instructor to 7 students (1:7 ratio)

Course Structure: This is a one day course and the vast majority of the time will be spent out practicing strokes and techniques. There is also a kayak trip to Innisfallen Island included on the training.

Your Course Includes:

  • Professional and experience instructors
  • Training course notes
  • Personalized feedback
  • All Safety Equipment e.g. Buoyancy aid, wetsuit.
  • Boat & Paddles

Course Cost: €75 per person

What To Bring On Your Course?
In terms of equipment you will need, we recommend to bring the following:

  • A pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet
  • Swim wear to use underneath wetsuit
  • No cotton t-shirts or jeans to be worn as these items of clothing will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
  • Towel, spare clothes and shoes for after activity
  • Food and water e.g. snacks, water(1 litre approx)
  • Water(1 litre approximately)
  • Food/snacks

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