Level 1 Coaching

Posted: May 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Course, General | No Comments »

In March Edge Paddling obtained a grant with the aim of training coaches to BCU Level 1 standard. The grant will be used to subsidise a course for club members who are interested in coaching. The course is 2 weekends, the 26th/27th July and 16th/17th August.

We are presently compiling a list of members who are interested in joining the course.

If you would like to develop your coaching skills and/or obtain a Level 1 Coaching certification, please contact membership@edgepaddling.com.

If you have not already, you may want to read the pre-course info from the BCU.

 

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Summer Season 2014 Club Nights

Posted: April 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Everyone welcome back on the river!  Our Edge evening sessions are starting Wednesday 7 May – 1830-2000hrs at Kew Bridge Arch

Regulars/Recruits with knowledge of paddling on moving water:

Come along and see what Edge has to offer.  Every Wednesday there are activities to progress your paddling skills and confidence and is an opportunity to meet local paddlers, train/take qualifications, make friends and plan club trips away – river running, surfing, sea kayaking etc.

Cost – members this is included in your membership – non members £10 per session

Novices:

For those who have had only occasional experience or haven’t been paddling for some years – the conditions on the following dates will be favourable, but keep checking back as we will organise some nights specifically for Novices.

Favourable conditions:

  • May 7th
  • May 21st

Edge will provide you with all the kayaking kit you need and a coach dedicated to creating the best progression programme for you, so you will quickly feel comfortable and confident on the water.  You just need to bring some clothes you don’t mind getting wet – shorts, t shirt, trainers etc.

So everyone come along on May 7th and make full use of YOUR club!  Details about the club are on our website www.edgepaddling.com.  If you have any queries, do get in touch on the email below.
Looking forward to paddling with you very soon

enquiries@edgepaddling.com
Edge Progressive Paddling

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Greenland Rolling

Posted: January 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Course | No Comments »

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Dear Fellow Paddlers

I wanted to let you know about an intensive Greenland Rolling Course I am helping to organise this summer down at Herts Young Mariners Base http://www.hymb.com/ This is something I am doing on my own rather than through a specific club so it’s open to anyone.

Cheri and Turner Perry are two of the worlds’ leading Greenland Rolling kayak coaches and I can say from first hand experience that they are truly excellent coaches as well as lovely people. They run their own company Kayak Ways http://www.kayakways.net/ and travel the world teaching about Greenland paddling both technique, boat building and the whole Greenland paddling tradition.

I have completed two days rolling courses with them which really filled me with confidence as well as demonstrating rolling is about technique and not brute force. They have also produced the “This is the Roll” DVD with Justine Curgenven.

There will be 3 separate one-day Greenland Rolling and Paddling courses (mostly focussing on the rolling) and Cheri and Turner will limit the number of participants to 8 people each day. HYMB have kindly agreed to host the training which will be held on Sat July 5th and Sunday July 6th this summer 2014. If there is sufficient demand they can do another day on the Monday as well. Interested people can book for either one or more days.

This is open to anyone interested in learning to roll generally or learn different rolling techniques/improve their roll. Perhaps you are specifically interested in Greenland paddling though this is not essential. The principles demonstrated can be transferred to the standard “Euro Blade” which most of us use.

Greenland Paddles can be provided though you have to be able to come with your own sea kayak. (Short GP or play boats are NOT suitable). I appreciate not everyone has one and I am trying to see if I can get one of the main sea kayak manufacturers to come with some demo boats on the day. If someone is really really interested and hasn’t got a boat I can try to sort something out but the number of sea kayaks available will be limited. (Each day will follow a similar pattern). Intro to using a Greenland paddle, land exercises for mobility, then pairing up for one on two rolling skills practise. The day will start at 9am prompt and finish at about 4.30pm/5pm

Prices are US$ 175 per day which will be payable directly to Kayak Ways through their Paypal facility. A 50% Deposit is required to reserve a place. A local fee of £15 is payable on the day to HYMB for use of their facilities which include use of the lake, changing facilities, parking, and eating area. There is camping and the local Cheshunt YH next door if anyone needs overnight accommodation.

I appreciate the course may seem expensive at first but I can only assure you this is the best rolling instruction I have ever had in my life and these guys really spend time with you as an individual. It is very good value. Having said that I realise it is not something everyone can afford but the pricing is set by Cheri and Turner in the US based on what they charge as standard.

Please could you let your club members know about these events and have them contact me if they are interested. I will be emailing all the clubs in the London and SE region separately as well.

Kind Regards

Ann Gales
Member of Cambridge Canoe Club, Maldon and Dengie and Chelsea Kayak Clubs
07710 124202
ann@agales.co.uk

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Edge & Blades Christmas Drinks

Posted: November 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Social | No Comments »

We will be getting together for festive cheer with our sister club Blades again this year to celebrate another great year of paddling!

The venue is The Raven, 375 Goldhawk Road, W6 OSA – www.theravenw6.com

Located in Stamford Brook, this pub is very close to Stamford Brook tube station and nicely situated between both clubs.

The date is Thursday 5th of December from 7:30 onwards. Food and Drinks can be ordered on the night, however please email Emily at emily22waters@hotmail.co.uk to let us know if you are coming along so we can ensure we have enough space reserved for our party!

We are looking forward to our annual get together so why not come along and celebrate!

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EDGE, working in partnership with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.