Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the training season begins

Saturday's Corporate Coasteering
 pushed personal limits around Peel Castle, with swell and rain adding a certain challenge to the session : )

"hi guys, just wanted to say thanks for a great time Saturday morning with the coasteering in the rain and all! - What an experience!! ... thanks Astrid"

"Cheers Keirron,
I think we have just about recovered! :). I just want to say a big thank you to you and the guys for a fab morning Coasteering. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We look forward to booking our next activity with you!... Aaron"

Sunday's Sea Kayak Training
The morning session split into pods of two's and three's - each led by an experienced coach, with additional coaches to give an even lower ratio, beginning the training season (Sept to May) when many of our new and existing Adventure Club members get on the water as much as possible.
 2 pics by Ian Moon from the Intermediate session in the afternoon
Given the adverse weather forecast, we selected a venue with would allow a calm, sheltered introduction, with the ability for progression into challenging waters for those who wished : )
The Improver's groups used the conditions well, and I can see we're going to have a strong group going into winter.
As the white stuff increased nicely for the Intermediate session, we practised incident scenarios in realistic situations. Positioning, rescues, various strategies for towing and rough water landing...
The day certainly made you feel alive, and even had the occasional wildlife encounter with inquisitive seals and a carefree juvenile Shag.

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