Thursday Evening Training Paddles
The club is planning on adding a series of sea kayak, skills based activities to the training calendar over the summer months. The sessions will take place from local beaches Thursday evenings through to the end of daylight saving. The attached programme lists the dates, locations and activities, and the relevant club skill level required for each location/activity. The activities will be led by David Welch.
You will require your own “sit-in” sea kayak and equipment, or make arrangements to hire from the club. Please bring suitable paddling clothing and warm clothes to change into after. Getting wet may be part of the activity… Please aim to be at the beach by six and ready to get on the water by six thirty.
Refer to the Club’s website for skill level and equipment information, https://www.nelsonkayakers.co.nz/sea-kayaking/
If you are interested in joining this group of paddlers, or have any questions, please let David know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. He will collate a list of interested paddlers and can advise any further information on the day, such as change of location or cancellation.
Paddling with and learning from other kayakers is a great way to improve your own skill and confidence!
|Date||Location||High Tide Nelson||Main Activity (but not limited to)||Club Skill Level Required|
|Thu, 5 Dec 19||Tahunanui||17:04 H 3.3||Social Paddle||Beginner/All|
|Thu, 12 Dec 19||Tahunanui||16:44 L 0.7||Balancing Skills, in and out of the kayak||Yellow – Novice|
|Thu, 19 Dec 19||Tahunanui||16:10 H 3.7||Choppy Water Boat Handling||Yellow – Novice|
|Thu, 9 Jan 20||Rabbit Island||21:47 H 3.8||Small Surf/Riding waves||Orange – Novice+|
|Thu, 16 Jan 20||Tahunanui||21:05 L 0.8||Paddle Skills/Technique||Yellow – Novice|
|Thu, 23 Jan 20||Cable Bay||22:01 H 3.7||Rock Hopping||Orange – Novice+|
|Thu, 30 Jan 20||Tahunanui||20:02 L 1.0||Rescues, self and assisted||Yellow – Novice|
|Mon, 3 Feb 20||17:12 H 3.3||Anniversary Day|
|Thu, 6 Feb 20||20:27 H 3.5||Waitangi Day|
|Thu, 13 Feb 20||Tahunanui||19:54 L 0.5||Paddle Skills/Technique||Yellow – Novice|
|Thu, 20 Feb 20||Cable Bay||20:55 H 3.4||Rock Hopping||Orange – Novice+|
|Thu, 27 Feb 20||Tahunanui||18:57 L 0.8||Rescues, self and assisted||Yellow – Novice|
|Thu, 5 Mar 20||Tahunanui||18:47 H 3.3||Choppy Water Boat Handling||Yellow – Novice|
|Thu, 12 Mar 20||Cable Bay||18:48 L 0.3||Rock Hopping||Orange – Novice+|
|Thu, 19 Mar 20||Rabbit Island||19:30 H 3.2||Small Surf/Riding waves||Orange – Novice+|
|Thu, 26 Mar 20||Tahunanui||17:58 L 0.7||Social Paddle||Beginner/All|
|Sun, 5 Apr 20||Daylight Saving Ends|
|Location may change with the weather/sea conditions – it may be better at another location|
|Activity will be tailored to suit the group|