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BCU Three Star Open Canoe Training and Assessment, North East and Northumberland

BCU Three Star Open Canoe Training and Assessment, North East and Northumberland Course Aims: Come and paddle with us for two days. We’ll train you with the latest modern Open Canoe techniques which allow you to paddle with increased skill and confidence wherever you want to paddle. You’ll take away new skills and develop many […]

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Open Canoe Improvised Sailing

Sailing Rafted Canoes At a recent Four Star Leader Training course in the North East the group experimented with rafted improvised sailing rigs and were able to test them out for real in winds of Force 4 and gusting Force 5.  The group had a lot of fun, and we spent some time discussing the […]

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Beaufort Scale – a Guide for Canoeing and Kayaking

Beaufort Scale – a Guide for Canoeing and Kayaking Before going out on the water, canoe and kayak coaches and group leaders often need to plan taking into consideration the weather forecast they have obtained.  So it can be really useful to be able to judge what water conditions to expect based on a given […]

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Rescuing a Pinned Canoe

Pinned Canoe Rescue Canoeists and kayakers have many ways to rescue a pinned canoe.  This clip shows the recovery of a canoe pinned on the River Tyne.  After attaching a line it was clear that the boat couldn’t be simply pulled off the rock.  The rope was used to set up a simple Z-drag to […]

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Canoe and Tarp Bivi

Setting up a Bivi with a Canoe Tarp For many canoeists, canoeing is all about travelling and living outside.  So have you ever wondered how to set up a bivi using your canoe and tarp and live and sleep in comfort?  You can set this up quickly and easily and the end result is one […]

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Canoe Rescues On Open Water

Open Water Canoe Rescue Many canoeists practice deep water and self rescues so they can recover after an accidental capsize.  Many people also wonder if these work in ‘real’ conditions – can you do a solo recovery in rough water and wind?  The answer is ‘yes’!  This short clip was filmed in Force 5 (gusting […]

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