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Canoeing Ireland Training Centre run Level 3 Kayak skills training courses which are normally over two days. These courses are specifically aimed at those who ;
Have succesfully completed Level 2 Skills training and who are interested in progressing their moving water paddling skills.
Are over 16 years
The course is an intense two days which aims to cover all skills required on for this award . 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.
Aim of the Training
To help level 2 skills kayakers progress to the next level of the sport and begin to explore moving water techniques on a higher grade of water. This course focuses on solidifying level 2 skills before building level 3 skills so students have a solid foundation for paddling more difficult moving water.
What course aims to cover
After a revision of fundamental strokes and moving water techniques students are introduced to moving water strokes and techniques such as the Bow Rudder, Stern Rudder , High Brace , Sculling and Hanging Draw. This is normally done on flat water before heading onto moving water to work on practicing and fine tuning moving water techniques such as Breaking in & Breaking out of a flow , ferry-gliding across moving water , concentrating on entering and exiting eddies . Students are introduced to wave and hole surfing, and working on teaching or improving the eskimo roll and applying it to moving water situations.
Course fee is €200 which includes supply of equipment and necessary safety gear.