Arrival at the Isle of Wight. Owen will be waiting at the ferry terminal and will drive the group to the campsite. After setting up the tents, we will walk to a nearby pub for dinner and a social. We will discuss the aims of the weekend and what participants aim to achieve.
After breakfast, Owen will take the group to the best spot to start our sea kayaking skills development session. The island offers many types of environments so the weekend is open to paddlers with a range of skills and experiences. After the session, we will return to the campsite to shower and rest. We will meet at the pub for dinner, to review the day and plan for the Sunday.
Depending on the objectives of the group and the weather, the coaches will take the group to a suitable launching spot to start the day. The group may work on different skills depending on the overall and personal levels. Things like paddling in flow or waves, planning, surfing or doing a day trip may be suitable. The day will finish at about 3pm and Owen will take everyone to the ferry port for the 5:30pm ferry.
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination