Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Challenge in November - paddling & personal goals

"Yeah it was brilliant thanks, we all had such a good time. Thanks for the recommendation of the pub as well, we went to the creek inn on your recommendation and it didn't disappoint. The food totally hit the spot, just what I needed after all that kayaking! ..... Thanks again for the amazing experience."

Regular beginners 'experiences' continue year round. The motivation for many is not just an adventurous experience, but to try an adventure sport with a view to joining a structured progressive learning program. The Adventure Club training groups use the varied conditions to work towards their personal performance awards, and the realisation that adventures continue throughout the winter... we offer a lot more than just a summer sport :)

"Finding challenging conditions with impressive waves and sea states is hardly an accomplishment during a winter period - the skill and judgement is in providing the ideal learning environment for the students needs, every week / session, despite the conditions. "

To provide a safe environment for those with little or no experience on one session, with the excitement and challenge needed by the varying ability levels, up to and including advanced conditions.

With 2 groups of the Adventure Club 'Improvers' section working on their BCU 2* Personal Performance Awards (having passed their BCU 1* Awards in early October), and new members weekly joining the beginners / novice section, there is a strong base of paddlers developing on the Isle of Man.

Group safety is foremost in our culture, and students at this level also work on their BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue award, Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning and still find time for evening socials and special events!

Intro-mediate and Intermediate level training sessions concentrate on moving water skills, leadership, incident avoidance and rescues in sea conditions.

Courses for different ability levels run during the week and weekends, and block training programs run periodically.

Allowing enough time still for other adventures, corporate training programs, and our comprehensive staff training program.

Monday, November 09, 2009

November Delights - adventure on the Isle of Man!

A magnificent weekend of adventure on the Isle of Man! :)
Some interesting weather and sea conditions - and the benefits of an Island meant we were able to provide experiences to suit the students...

Check the Adventurous Experiences calendar of events to join an experience with other adventurous minded people.

Or contact us to discuss and organise an experience exclusively for your group of friends or colleagues

See you soon


"A network of like minded people who want to regularly experience unforgettable adventures on (and off) the Isle of Man, under the guidance of our qualified, experienced instructors"

is going from strength to strength, providing a friendly social and safe way to experience and progress in Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Coasteering, Gorge Scrambling, Expeditions and many of the adventures the Ise of Man has to offer.

Plus - more preparations and excitement building for the Isle of Man Adventure Race in June 2010!

Niarbyl was a hive of activity on Sunday, and it was good to catch up with a few paddlers heading out on their voyages... including faces from pre-adventure club paddles!
Jim Krawiecki has been visting the Island again, and taking some nice pics :) working towards completion of his next Sea Kayak Guide Northern England and the Isle of Man.

Monday, November 02, 2009

water temp 13 deg - Sea Kayaking Isle of Man

A very active weekend rounded off a busy week, with adventurous experiences in all conditions and ability levels.

With the sea temperature still at 13 degrees, exploring the Isle of Man from the water or land is an absolute pleasure! :)

Exciting footage yet to come from the Adventure Club river running....

Coasteering, Rock Climbing and Gorge Scrambing will continue on Saturdays - join a session on the calendar or book your own session with your group of friends.

The November coaching courses begin next weekend, and most places are now full.

Please contact us soon if you wish to book onto any of these, or the December Tidal Races and Incident Management course.

See you soon