Introduction to Kayaking

Sit On Top Training With The Kayak Coach

This is a 2 hour course designed as an introduction or taster to paddlesport (kayak, canoe, sit-on-top or stand up paddleboard). During the course you'll cover the fundamental skills of paddling, leaving you in the fantastic position of being able to make the most of your time on the water. The course syllabus is similar to that of the British Canoeing Discover Award, but in a more compact session giving you lot's of information and skills to practice & perfect at your leisure. The emphasis of the course is on learning correct safe practice and to have fun.

What it will cover?

  • Theory & Safety Consideration
  • Equipment
  • Basic paddling - forwards & backwards
  • Turning
  • Journeying
  • Your next step
  • Session Syllabus
Introduction to Canoeing

Who it's for?

You need no previous experience, just a healthy sense of adventure! If you have an interest in learning the basic skills and principals of canoeing or kayaking then this is the course for you. Perfect if you're not sure if kayaking's for you, you'd like to try a craft that you've not paddled before or just need a bit more confidence on the water.



What you'll need?

Beginner Kayaking at Cuckmere Haven

You will need to be fit enough to last a day of activity. We'll supply all the equipment you require. Bring along a wet suit or warm layers to paddle in, fleece material and wool are best. Also a packed lunch, snacks and drinks to keep your energy levels up, and sun cream if it's a hot day.

This course is run over 2 hours. Unless stated otherwise timings will normally be either of the following:

Timings: 09:00 - 11:00 | 2 hours activity

Timings: 10:00 - 12:00 | 2 hours activity

Timings: 13:00 - 15:00 | 2 hours activity

Timings: 18:30 - 20:30 | 2 hours activity

Please see individual course date for exact timings.

Group size: 8 max

Course Dates & Locations:

Our Introduction to Kayaking Courses take place either on the river Adur in West Sussex, just north of Steyning.


Course Title Start Date Location Price*
Introduction to Kayaking (Adur) Apr 28, 2019 - 10:00 River Adur - BN44 3AL 35.00 GBP
Introduction to Kayaking (Adur) May 19, 2019 - 10:00 River Adur - BN44 3AL 35.00 GBP
Introduction to Kayaking (Adur) Jun 22, 2019 - 10:00 River Adur - BN44 3AL 35.00 GBP
Introduction to Kayaking (Adur) Jul 20, 2019 - 10:00 River Adur - BN44 3AL 35.00 GBP
*Prices Per Person

The Kayak Coach

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