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White Water Kayaking Course

28 Mar - 31 Mar 2024

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Summary

4 day course designed for absolute beginners to get their first real experience with White Water Kayaking. In this six hour program each day, participants are provided a detailed one hour theoretical session on different aspects of River Kayaking before proceeding with practical exercises in the water. Participants are not required to bring their own gear, but will be provided with a helmet, life jacket or PFD , kayak paddle, spray deck and kayak.

You will learn all the basic concepts of using a decked kayak, starting from the different environments of use, an outlook to the gear, safety aspects before getting into the water (proper preparation, proper handling of boats, etc). The techniques that you will learn during the 4-day course will be your first steps in the path to become a solid White Water Kayaker You will be exposed to the main concepts of river rescue, with a special focus to self-rescue. Then you will be taught all the basic paddle strokes that we use to move and control the kayak, and how to use our lower body to control the boat and paddle efficiently. We will then try to perform some more complex actions like paddling on a straight line
for a distance, turning at will, stopping, going backwards....
By the end of the course you should feel much more comfortable inside that "plastic shell", inspired to continue to paddle towards new destinations, may them be rivers, ocean coasts, back waters, lakes.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Pick up from Kathgodam Station from the overnight Ranikhet Express, drive 220 kms to RiverEdge Ramganga. First lesson.
Days 2, 3, 4, 5
At the rivers learn to kayak
Day 6
Drive back to Kathgodam to take the afternoon train back. Arrive back in Delhi in the night.

Includes

Facilitation of the course as per itinerary.
All meals during course and stay at camp with tea/coffee refreshments.

Excludes

Insurance of any kind.
Any kind of personal expenses.

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