Level 3 Skills Training

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre run Level 3 kayak skills training courses over two days. The course is aimed at those who ;

  • Have succesfully completed Level 2 Skills training
  • Wish to progress their white water paddling skills.
  • Are over 16 years

Course content:

The course is an intense two days which aims to cover all skills required on a Level 3 Kayak skills assessment. It aims to give the paddler an understanding of moving water and how different strokes and techniques can be used to navigate the river safely.

Goal of the Training:

To help level 2 skills kayakers move to the next level of the sport and begin to explore whitewater moves on a higher grade of whitewater.  This course focuses on solidifying level 2 skills before building level 3 skills so students have a solid foundation for paddling more difficult whitewater.

What will be covered:

After a review of basic strokes and whitewater moves, we introduce or improve upon a few intermediate  strokes such as Bow Rudder, bracing strokes and hanging draw.

We then head out to moving water  where we  work on fine tuning break in’s/out’s and ferry-gliding, concentrating especially on entering micro-eddies, breaking out into fast current, and ferrying across difficult jets of water. We also introduce wave and hole surfing, and we work on teaching or improving the  roll and applying it to whitewater situations.

Course Costs:

€150 for the weekend and includes all equipment hire and tuition.

Dates:     28th – 29th  October

Time :   10 am – 4pm each day

How to book:

Places are limited to 6 participants.

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