Conclave Programme for January 2016

Update: we’ve published our outline timings for our January Conclave: see here.

We’ve a strong team of instructors, all of whom tailor their coaching to individual needs and aspirations.  Between us, we’re more than happy to offer any/all of the following:

  • Style that’s “Free”: cultivating your own, personal approach to boating…
  • Tools of the trade: is it all in how you use them?
  • The Wet end and the Dry end: finesse with a Cue…
  • Listening to the water and letting the boat do the work…
  • Sport Canoeing: in the spirit of The Solo Mystique
  • Introduction to ACA Freestyle manoeuvres – solo / tandem…
    • Sideslips, Free Spins, the Christie and the Axle…
    • The Wedge, the X-Axle, the Post and the X-Post…
  • Progressions in ACA Freestyle – solo / tandem…
    • Reverse axles, the reverse wedge and the x-reverse Christie…
    • Other Axles / Posts / Wedges / Christies, plus Gimbals, etc…
    • Transverse Stance, Reversals, High Thrust (Bootlegger) variants, etc.
  • Transitions – the art of linking manoeuvres…
  • Functional Freestyle: on and beyond quietwater, including with loaded boats…
    • Finesse on moving water…
  • Paddle Canada “Style Canoeing”: aka “Canadian Style” – a contrasting tradition…
  • Coaching in the “Quietwater Plus” tradition….
    • Using ACA Freestyle to coach British Canoeing’s “Fundamentals of Paddlesport”…
    • Coaching Progressions for ACA Freestyle and becoming an ACA Instructor…
  • Mythbusting: from orgins in Sportcanoeing to “Quietwater Plus”…

That’s not an exhaustive list… but it’s more than enough to keep even the keenest of students busy for a lot longer than a weekend!

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