Pendle Paddlers

USEFUL LINKS

KAYAKING

Want to know what those core strokes are follow these links:

https://www.kentcanoes.co.uk/imgs/Kent_Canoe_Article_BCU1_Star_Kayak.pdf

https://www.kentcanoes.co.uk/imgs/BCU_2_Star_kayak_new_article.pdf

http://www.eskapekayak.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Strokes-Photo-Handout-New-PDF.pdf

There are also great animations about strokes on Kayakpaddling https://www.kayakpaddling.net/

In particular have a look at these movement control strokes

Sweep turns, the basic turns https://www.kayakpaddling.net/2-4

Stern rudder, note this slows you down https://www.kayakpaddling.net/2-3

Carved turns, this requires you edge the boat https://www.kayakpaddling.net/2-5

PaddleEducation has some great sections on various techniques https://www.paddleeducation.com/whitewater-kayaking/stroke-work/

For slalom practice have a look at how to carve and edge a figure of 8 course

https://www.paddleeducation.com/whitewater-kayaking/boat-balance-and-edge-control/holding-an-edge-while-paddling-forward/

Torso rotation and use of your body in the kayak is also very important watch this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2-QS2zrThQ

CANOE STUFF

The J Stroke - have a look at Ray Goodwin's site https://www.raygoodwin.com/

and his YouTube tutorial mastering the J Stroke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmExaexsCAQ

Ray also has lots of others youtube videos on the key canoe strokes 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe_N5xHLPIVIBHbFUo9K2j32RWE4YuxN2

Trimming your Canoe is an important 

For the more advanced Canoeing there is the world of Freestyle canoeing (Dancing with Canoes)

Some great information available via https://freestylecanoeing.com/

Heeling the canoe (ie having the canoe on its edge) why see

https://freestylecanoeing.com/a-pitch-for-heeling-part-1/

Choosing your Canoe - they arent all the same see 

https://www.trailspace.com/articles/canoe-shapes-curves.html

SAFETY

A great intro into what you need to think about before going on the water see the link below - Thanks to Amelia and Kelly for giving us this link

https://www.seattleyachts.com/basic-safety-tips-for-boating-and-kayaking

Buoyancy Aids

The RNLI has a good webpage on Life Jackets and Buoyancy Aids

https://rnli.org/safety/lifejackets

Make sure you download the pdf to get all the detail - https://rnli.org/-/media/rnli/downloads/1983319_choose_it_wear_it_final_may_19.pdf?rev=017c2179f85a477db5ab7f89d37ee35f&fd=true

PERSONAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Start 

Real novice, encouragement based could be run in 1 session

https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/download/392/

Discover

Working towards independence
https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/download/393/

Explore

Independent paddler, efficient and safe paddler style wise
https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/download/394/