Monday, February 08, 2010

February Newsletter

February Greetings!
Some fine sunny days and plenty of adventures :)

Firstly a big thankyou to everyone for such a successful 2009!
Always trying to have more adventures, take more photos and meet more people :)
2010 is heading the same direction, with group bookings filling the summer weekends in advance. Saturday is generally reserved for group bookings, so if you have a date in mind for this year, please try and book early so we can provide the experience you require.

Due to the high demand for our kayak safety indoor pool courses, we provided extra courses which then filled very quicly, so appologies for that.

There are a few spaces left on the March pool course at present, and Sunday sessions fill weekly with beginners, as well the core Adventure Club members.

We've a busy few year of social's organised for the Adventure Club, as well as exciting outdoor experiences, tuition and trips away.

This Saturday we hired the Duke Karting Track in Jurby for club members and friends, and despite the track being wet was exceptional fun and we'll certainly be offering it again in the future.

Also a quick note that our exclusive Adventure Club paddling holiday to Ireland has one place still on offer :)

It was also Kez's stag party on Saturday, and Peel provided the ideal sheltered venue to enjoy this terrific experience!

A very enjoyable group to lead and we're looking forward to exploring some of our other favourite venues with you this summer.

We also completed the BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue course over the weekend with regulars from the Adventure Club, having used the Mooragh Lake for open boating, the coastline for sea kayaking and recently the river to practice as many scenarios as possible in different environments.

By combining the British Canoe Union Awards we run as part of the 'Progressive Training Program' which members of the Adventure Club enjoy. Members have completed their 2* Personal Performance Award, Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning and now Foundation Safety & Rescue Training, in addition to training and trips on the sea, and are competant proficient paddlers for the Isle of Man coastline.

At this stage they now specialise further, with discipline specific awards.

With Sea Kayaking being our most accessible canoesport - high quality kayaks, paddles, kit and experienced professionally qualified coaches, the BCU 3* Sea is the next personal performance award.

Kokatat Watersports Wear
Adventurous Experiences have had an excellent relationship with Kokatat Watersports Wear.
We have now extended this to all our coaches - who you will notice wearing cosy new Kokatat Drysuits.

The benefits for those committed to year round training became obvious to Adventure Club members, and now we retail the full Kokatat Range.

The February Kayak Safety Pool Courses begin this week - very exciting - with many complete beginners, as well as those who wish to progress their existing skills.

Meanwhile, on the sea we continue to introduce new paddlers to the world of Sea Kayaking, and create a constant pathway for development for those with experience. Please contact us if you wish to learn how to sea kayak - in a safe fun learning environment - in 2010.

As part of our commitment to modern, high quality kit we have just brought in 8 New SKUK Sea Kayaks, which are not only shiny and delightful to look at as well as paddle, we are confident we can continue to accomodate paddlers of all sizes in kayaks to suit their needs and fit them well.

Recently developed models by SKUK - the 'Pilgrim' - a kayak for the petite paddler and the 'Excel' a kayak for the larger paddler, have been well received!

And our other experiences give variety and choice to adventure seekers from on and off island.

And lastly a few things to think about

A proposal we have been developing which now needs public support, input and deliberation.
Please follow the link above and give this vision a little of your time.

A physically challenging amateur event.
Weekend 26th - 27th June 2010
Entry forms are now online, and with local and UK teams entering, now is a good time to put your team of 4 together and start training!

All the best and see you soon


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