Anna & Tom Sibbald

 

info@canoecoaching.co.uk

 

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 English Canoe Symposium 2017

 

10th - 12th November at Lakeside YMCA

 

Workshops

As always we have a fantastic line-up of coaches who will be delivering a diverse selection of workshops over the weekend; some workshops are half day, some full day and all are guaranteed to leave you inspired and thirsty for more.

 

Some of the highlights at the Symposium this year are as follows, and you will find the full programme at the bottom of this page:

 

Al Pace and his wife Lin Ward guide wilderness journeys in Northern Canada. Soak up and revel in the magic created by  these two passionate explorers. Allow their ethos and warmth to inspire your own leadership, and deepen the pleasure of travelling with others by canoe.

 

'Quietwater' paddling: the two different traditions of freestyle paddling will be brought to you by:

Mark Maier and Lennart Bal - our European coaches, delivering 'American Freestyle' workshops emphasizing smooth, efficient flatwater paddling and precision boat control, but by moving in the boat to vary heel and pitch, paddling on the on and off-side.

Greg Spencer and Andy Oughton will offer 'Canadian Style' workshops - solo paddling tandem canoes to the paddling side, with the gunwale near the water.  Expect to be blending strokes for precise boat control, most commonly without appearing to do very much at all!

 

The 'Tools of the Trade' workshop is with Lennart Bal. Drawing from marathon, OC1, expeditioning and freestyle, this workshop will help glean the gems from each and answer why different styles have developed in different disciplines.

 

Ivan Lawler will offer some race inspired insight into forwards paddling.

 

Demo Boats and Kit  - as always the manufacturers and importers will be at the Symposium. You can always grab a boat in a break, but why not set a workshop aside to chat about and test out the amazing range of boats and kit.

 

Coach Update is available - it is critical if you wish to update that you book appropriate workshops from the specified list.

 

Children. We have workshops on Saturday and Sunday mornings which cater specifically for children. Parents, you can leave them in the capable hands of Mark-Jan Dielemans.

 

Please note that moving water workshops are dependent on river levels, but be assured that we will run as close as we can to what you book.

 

 

 

Saturday AM

Saturday PM

Saturday Full Day

Sunday AM

Sunday PM

Sunday Full Day

Saturday Morning Workshops

Quietwater Canadian style FULL

Introduction to quietwater American freestyle FULL

Forward paddling technique with Ivan Lawler  FULL

Flat water poling

Canoe sailing - improvised rafted/non-rafted - going downwind - safety & decision making

Canoe sailing - with trad boats & specialist sails, rudders & lee boards

Flat water solo - an introduction

Flat water tandem - making it smooth

Fundamental skills for solo paddling - doing the basics better

Technique not strength - the silence & elegance of deep water strokes  FULL

Stand up paddling (SUPs)

Kids’ workshop

Reinstating a canvas canoe. This project will take all

weekend - pop in for a moment or stay the whole time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Afternoon Workshops

Quietwater Canadian style FULL

Intermediate quietwater American freestyle

Tandem American freestyle

‘Treasuring the soul’ - lake journey with Al Pace & Lin Ward. Be delighted & inspired by these two masters of expeditioning

Tools of the trade - blade types, boat shapes & how they affect your paddling

Lake journey in 10 man canoe (for cream tea at Fellfoot National Trust café)

Moving water poling FULL

Canoe sailing. Simple rigs - paddle sailing, across & up wind FULL

Canoe sailing - with trad boats & specialist sails, rudders & lee boards

Open water, wind & trim - solo

Intermediate solo skills - revisit foundations to get more for less FULL

Turning on the move - keeping your momentum  FULL

Open water rescues

White water safety & rescue kept simple

Introduction to surfing - solo

Stand up paddling (SUPs)

Tarp art & fires

Testing demo boats

Out with the Open Canoe Sailing Group

Reinstating a canvas canoe. This project will take all

weekend - pop in for a moment or stay the whole time

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Full Day Workshops

Lake journey including, open water decision making, tarps, sails & kelly kettles FULL

White water introduction - tandem  FULL

White water intermediate - tandem

White water introduction - solo  FULL

White water intermediate - solo (cautious attitude)

White water intermediate - solo (go for it attitude)  FULL

White water intermediate/advanced - grade 2-3 FULL

White water advanced (learning, not just adrenaline!) - grade 3 FULL

Up the creek without a paddle - poles & lines

“Heart of the Lakes” - Great Langdale Beck - grade 2-3. Guided trip  FULL

Women’s white water solo - grade 1-2  FULL

River leadership as a tool to keep you & your mates safe (grade 2) FULL

Specialist white water canoes - introduction (site specific)

River rescue in depth

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Morning Workshops

Quietwater Canadian style

Introduction to quietwater American freestyle

Forward paddling technique with Ivan Lawler

‘Treasuring the soul’ - lake journey - with Al Pace & Lin Ward. Be delighted & inspired by these two masters of expeditioning

Women’s lake journey

Canoe sailing - improvised rafted/non-rafted - going downwind - safety & decision making

Out with the Open Canoe Sailing Group

Making canoeing available to people with disabilities

Technique not strength - the silence & elegance of deep water strokes  FULL

Open water, wind & trim - solo

Flat water tandem - efficient forwards paddling - fast boats & bent shafts

Fires & expedition cooking  FULL

Outfitting a canoe

Testing demo boats

Stand up paddling (SUPs)

Reinstating a canvas canoe. This project will take all

weekend - pop in for a moment or stay the whole time

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Afternoon Workshops

Quietwater Canadian style FULL

Intermediate quietwater American freestyle FULL

‘Treasuring the soul’ - lake journey

Lake journey in 10 man canoe

Flat water poling

Canoe sailing - getting more from the rig you bought

Fundamental skills for solo paddling - doing the basics better

Turning on the move - keeping your momentum

The ‘J’ family

Open water rescues

White water safety & rescue kept simple  FULL

Lining & tracking FULL

Stand up paddling (SUPs)

Reinstating a canvas canoe. This project will take all

weekend - pop in for a moment or stay the whole time

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Full Day Workshops

Lake journey including, open water decision making, tarps, sails & kelly kettles FULL

‘Leave no Trace’ course, covered on a river journey, grade 1/2

White water grade 2 - tandem FULL

White water introduction - solo

White water intermediate - solo - (cautious attitude)  FULL

White water intermediate/advanced - grade 2-3

White water advanced (learning, not just adrenaline!) - grade 3 FULL

Women’s white water - solo grade 2+ on the Eden FULL

Journey skills - poles, lines & sails

River leadership as a tool to keep you & your mates safe - grade 2  FULL

Specialist white water canoes intermediate. Guided trip on grade 2-3 FULL

The Eden, grade 2-3. Guided trip FULL

Blended journeys - river then sail

 

 

 

 

 

 

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