With this course we strive to build a foundation on top of which later teachings can be added. Focus is on maintaining balance, ergonomic and efficient paddling technique with the whole body working - and resting - interchangeably during strokes. We strive for a relaxed paddling technique which at the same time effectively drives the kayak forward even in head winds. For safety - balance technique, paddle bracing against the water, controlled change of direction also in tight sports is of value to assist companions in trouble and to reach landing sports and jetties also when winds affect the kayak. Eskimo rolling is usually excluded from this course since most people need more time in the kayak before they benefit from roll training which as starter level is done as individual coaching. We do however get acquainted with capsizing and assisted re-entry on deep water. The time on land and afloat is packed with lecturing and exercises split on two days so not to pack too much on one day. It is still a lot and not all we would like to share.
A good succession would be to participate in a tour with same level kayakers. That will give you time to practice, study and think about the effectiveness of the techniques, while further coaching is available in a more relaxed pace.