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DISCOVER & Paddle Safer (Nottingham)

For women - developing your paddling, planning & safety skills.

  • 118 British pounds
  • Meadow Road & Canal Side Road, Beeston. Nottingham.

About This Activity

Would you like to continue to build your confidence, knowledge and skills? Have a greater understanding of how to plan for a safe day out in very & sheltered water environments (canals, lakes, and lazy rivers)? And what to do if you or a friend get into difficulty on the water? Paddle UK 'DISCOVER' & the Paddle Safer Award is for you! Dates: 25th August & 29th September 2024 Included in the course: developing your paddling technique; what to consider when looking at the weather forecast; water etiquette; self - rescue skills; assisting another paddler; equipment we carry; clothing throughout the seasons; understanding appropriate water levels for your ability and planning paddling routes for your very own adventures. WHO IS IT FOR? Women - 18 years plus. HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS? Four! A minimum of two bookings is required for this course to run. DO I NEED PREVIOUS PADDLING EXPERIENCE? Directional control of your board is required. We will be paddling alongside other water users including canal boats, canoeists, and fisherman. HOW LONG IS THE COURSE? The course is 7 hours in length. We spend the morning on the water, and theory in the afternoon. The latter is delivered in a lovely cafe, so don't forget to bring money for your lunch, drinks etc. DO I GET A CERTIFICATE? You will receive the British Canoeing DISCOVER & Paddle Safer Award Certificates. WHAT DO I PROVIDE? Board, waist leash, buoyancy aid, paddle, water licence and dry bag or you are welcome to bring your own. Wetsuit is available to hire (£10.00) Or alternatively (weather dependant), please wear: synthetic leggings & top cagoule Old trainers or water shoes - no bare feet. MEETING POINT? Beeston (Nottingham) on the Nottingham and Beeston Canal or River Trent (weather dependent). ARE THERE CHANGING ROOMS & TOILETS? You are very welcome to use my van to get changed. CRT Toilet available. PARKING? Parking is free. This is a popular spot for walkers, cyclists and fishermen so it is at a premium! Arrive early to secure your spot and please be aware that this is a residential area so I would be very grateful if you could keep noise to a minimum. WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO ARRIVE? Please arrive 40 mins prior to the start time so you can park, meet everyone, and prep the equipment for the session. QUESTIONS? I am always happy to answer your questions via T&C's Apply

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by you: ​ Cancellation by you – is refundable up to 30 days before the scheduled session. Refunds are not available post this 30 day cut off point. We recommend that you take out personal holiday insurance in case you are unable to attend. ​ ​ Cancellation by us: ​ Wotbikini works hard to deliver all our booked sessions.  We do however reserve the right to cancel, modify, change delivery sites for any activity or activities on grounds of safety, bad weather, illness or other factors beyond our control.   Wotbikini will make all reasonable attempts to find you an alternative date for the activity booked or you may opt for a voucher (valid for 12 months). ​ ​

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