Sunday, January 08, 2012

Llangness Sunday Kayaking

It was a busy day on the water, with a full group out this morning, setting off from Fort Island, Llangness on the South East Coast of the Isle of Man.
Sheltered from the predominantly Westerlie wind, it was actually quite warm, and the rock hopping possibilities were endless! We split into four smaller training pods, and headed down the peninsular.
It was great to have less wind around, and some sun to give an increased shine to the paddle!
Headed back to Fort Island for lunch, and prepare for the Intermediate session.

A slightly faster pace, with the objective of getting involved in the tidal race off the end of Llangness, running  a manageable wind against tide. Some nice rolls and plenty of smiles, with a few wobbly moments... brilliant!
Next weekend looks set to be a beauty!

Youth Scholarship TR. 34
The team completed a full day of navigation training on Tuesday, to blow the cobwebs away from the Christmas hols, and allow for missing a couple a sessions during their exams beginning this week.
As it starts to get light for longer again, the training sessions will become more challenging, building up to their on-island practice expedition at Easter.

Coach Development
Had a couple of training sessions in the rough stuff this week, may be a few pics on the way soon.
As always, its a fine juggling act to coach and capture the moments, whilst on the water.

A stunning deep crimson sunset this evening rounded off another terrific day on the Isle of Man!

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