Tuesday, October 15, 2013

the Weekend

Gorge Scrambling adventure

 Saturday morning was a scheduled open Gorge Scrambling session.
As it was mostly Adventure Club members, we increased the challenge level a bit : )
 Really fun journey up through the stunning Ballaglas Glen, with autumn colours all around!
To book your group Gorge Scrambling adventure, contact us

Coasteering session

 Sam led the afternoon Coasteering session with a group visiting the Isle of Man for the weekend.
Before and after snaps...
"Thanks for the wonderful experience.
We really had a great time doing Coasteering.
In spite of us not getting the car and our phone’s not working, we still managed to get what was promised.
It was indeed a wonderful time…
Really Thanks…
Say hi to your staff and specially Sam…for being a great instructor."

BCU 2 Star course

John & George began the latest BCU 2 Star course on Saturday at Mooragh lake.
Utilising a range of craft, the award focuses on a variety of paddlesport. The team had a lot of fun working in different boats from open canoes, sit on top kayaks to stand up paddle boards and using different types of paddles. 
  Next week the team will move on to improving their open boating skills, both solo and tandem!

Adventure Club - Senior Members

The senior club members were out on Saturday, thinking about Navigation skills. They plotted a direct course from Niarbyl to Bradda Head, and used  bearings and transits to maintain their course. We'll be seeing them regularly again now that conditions are suitable : )

Adventure Club - Sea Kayak Training

 Sunday morning Sea Kayak Training session ran from Port Erin Beach.
 At present, the morning training session is just for Adventure Club members. Having worked primarily on fundamentals for the past 8 weeks, it was refreshing to journey out to one of our favourite locations on the Calf of Man!
 A lot of Atlantic Grey Seals giving birth right now, so we had to be careful about landings... and also note seal pup locations for wildlife officer : )
 Focussing on locating tidal awareness, wildlife and planning technical information into tactical (practical) application, it was also a great social with friends : )

Discover Sea Kayaking - session 2

 The students learning to kayak on the October Discover course also had a cracking session, blue skies and sunny... bliss!!
 Continuing from session one last week at Peel, revisiting basic manoeuvres, preventing a capsize and exploration : ) Caves and coastline working to our advantage beautifully!
 Looking forward to continuing the journey of discovery next Sunday afternoon.
Keirron & the Team

ps. We begin the Indoor Pool Training - Discover Sea Kayaking 'B' this Tuesday 8-9pm at Western Swimming Pool, Peel.  I believe there are 2 places available...

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