Sea kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding are amazing ways to combine adventure with enjoying the great outdoors. They’re also a superb way to get fit. The harbour at Port Edgar is the ideal sheltered spot to learn to handle a paddleboard, kayak or canoe. Once you’ve grasped the basics, the waters around Fife and Edinburgh offer an astounding range of impressive locations, ensuring you will see the city with completely new eyes.
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Sea kayaking is a great way to explore Scotland’s beautiful scenery from a unique vantage point. From Port Edgar we launch directly onto the fascinating Firth of Forth, an area full of history, wildlife and stunning architecture.
This is a 2 day course.
Pre-requisites: This course is suitable for those with no kayaking experience, though an ability to swim would give you more confidence.
Over two days, a fully qualified instructor will teach you fundamental paddle strokes and boat control, as well as introduce you to the safety and rescue skills needed to paddle as part of a led group.
Depending on weather conditions, the weekend will also include a journey, perhaps locally under the impressive Forth Bridges, or further afield along the East Lotn or Fife coasts.
2021 Dates: 20-21 March, 17-18 April, 1-2 May, 29-30 May, 19-20 June, 17-18 July, 31 July-1 August, 28-29 August, 6-7 September, 20-21 September, 25-26 September, 16-17 October
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This course is run over 2 days
Pre-requisites: This course is suitable for those who have some experience, gained either through an Introduction to Sea Kayaking course or on their own. Ideally participants will have completed a mix of coached sessions and journeys.
Over the course, you will build your sea kayaking skills and experience
Sessions will include
Confidence in moving on top of the water, Effective Forward Paddling and negotiating confined spaces
Manoeuvring boat including draw strokes, bow rudders, low support and edging
Keeping yourself upright includes low support, high support, pushing the boundaries of edging, eskimo rolling and eskimo rescue
Navigation and Tidal planning, basic planning for a coastal trip including weather, navigation and understanding tides
Rescues and Towing, how to rescue yourself and others, focusing on wet exits, solo recoveries and assisted rescues
2021 Dates: 7-8 August, 21-22 August, 30-31 August
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A day on the water to build your sea kayaking skills and experience.
This is suitable for those who have some experience, gained either through an Introduction to Sea Kayaking course or on their own.
2021 Dates: 3rd June, 3rd July, 19th August
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These are a great way to get out on the water using open canoes, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks.
No experience necessary. Canoeists may be paddling solo or tandem with another person. Sessions run 9.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30.
Stand Up Paddleboarding Experience available on 24th July, 21st August, 28th August, 11th September, 26th September from 09.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30
Family session available on Sunday 8th August from 09.30-12.30 – email or call to book
Cost: £69 Adult, £49 Under 16
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