On this page you will find information about all of the courses that we run at the sailing and canoeing club. In the spring and summer these take place down at the club on the Avon, in the winter pool sessions take place at Stonar School. See below for more information about them.
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River Courses 2019
|Tuesdays||KBJ1 Kayak Beginner Child (U14)||23/04, 30/04, 07/05, 17/05, 21/05, 04/05||Available|
|KIA1 Kayak Improver Adult(14+)||23/04, 30/04, 07/05, 17/05, 21/05, 04/05||Available|
|CBA1 Canoe Beginner Adult (17+)||23/04, 30/04, 07/05, 17/05, 21/05, 04/05||Available|
|Wednesdays||SUP1 SUP Course||01/05, 08/05, 15/05||Full|
|Stand up paddleboarding SUP4||05/06, 12/06, 19/06||Available|
|Thursdays||KIJ1 Kayak Improver Child (U14)||25/04, 02/05, 09/05, 16/05, 23/05, 06/||Available|
|KBA1 Kayak Beginner Adult (14+)||25/04, 02/05, 09/05, 16/05, 23/05, 06/||Available|
|CIA1 Canoe Improver Adult(17+)||25/04, 02/05, 09/05, 16/05, 23/05, 06/||Available|
|MIJ1 Multicraft Improver Child (U14)||25/04, 02/05, 09/05, 16/05, 23/05, 06/||Available|
|KIJ2 Kayak Improver Child (U14)||11/06, 18/06, 25/06, 02/07, 09/07, 16/07||Available|
|KBA2 KayakBeginnerAdult(14+)||11/06, 18/06, 25/06, 02/07, 09/07, 16/07||Available|
|CIA2 Canoe Improver Adult (17+)||11/06, 18/06, 25/06, 02/07, 09/07, 16/07||Available|
|KBJ3 Kayak Beginner Child (U14)||11/06, 18/06, 25/06, 02/07, 09/07, 16/07||Available|
|SUP 2 SUP Course (Continued)||05/06, 12/06, 19/06||Available|
|SUP4 SUPCourse||10/07, 17/07, 24/07||Available|
|SUP3 SUPCourse||13/06, 20/06, 27/06||Available|
|KBJ2 Kayak Beginner Child (U14)||13/06, 20/06, 27/06, 04/07, 11/07, 18/07||Available|
|KIA2 Kayak Improver Adult (14+)||13/06, 20/06, 27/06, 04/07, 11/07, 18/07||Available|
|CBA2 CanoeBeginnerAdult(17+)||13/06, 20/06, 27/06, 04/07, 11/07, 18/07||Available|
|MIJ2 Multicraft Improver Child (U14)||13/06, 20/06, 27/06, 04/07, 11/07, 18/07||Available|
|SEHD Sailing Experience (Half Day) 0||Tentatively aimed for 21st July||Available|
|PBR Powerboat Basics for Rescue||Tentatively aimed for 13th July||Available|
River Courses Fees 2019
|3 week courses|
|18's and over||£17.50||£25|
|6 week courses|
|18's and over||£35||£50|
|Sailing Taster Session/Powerboat Basics|
Bookings for courses are now being taken, to book please return a booking form which is linked above with the correct course fee (cheque made payable to “Chippenham Sailing and Canoeing Club”) to the address on the form. A place on a course can only be secured on receipt of the course booking form and payment, on a first come first served basis. If you have any questions please contact us on – [email protected]
Personal Performance Awards
The NEW Personal Performance Awards are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose. The process of completing the awards is based on learning and, as such, the ethos of ‘supporting the paddler’ is the main focus of all the awards, encouraging individuals in their development. Paddle Awards: Designed to develop enjoyment, safety and skills for those new to Paddlesport The three Paddle Awards are for those getting into a boat for the first time, enabling them to feel confident in their chosen craft in a sheltered water environment. The awards help empower the paddler, enabling them to start their lifelong journey into paddlesport. The awards are designed to encourage those who get in a boat for the first time, to take on their next step, by taking a Paddle Discover and Paddle Explore, which providers will play a key role in shaping.
For those not familiar with PaddlePower, it is a certification scheme aimed at youngsters. Assessment is by means of completing a number of tasks recorded in a booklet over the weeks of a course. We plan to include some of the tasks required into our junior courses but not to use them as the main driving factor. The pace of learning will be more relaxed and should allow for a lot more fun. If and when paddlers tick off all the tasks in the booklet then they will be able to claim an award. The coaches running the course will manage this as a background activity.
Other assessments such as discipline specific and FSRT will be done on an as required basis in a similar.
- Courses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings will normally run from 18:30 to 20:00 unless changed by the coach(es) or as necessitated by the weather.
- The coach(es) assigned to a course may be changed at any time due to other commitments etc.
- Several coaches maybe be unavailable for courses for a week in June (to be confirmed) as they will be on the club’s annual alpine paddling trip. The coaches that are not attending might continue to run their respective courses but otherwise there will be no courses during that week.
- 1, 2 & 3 star courses do not include certification costs; these will be collected separately at assessment if applicable – see below. Paddlepower (PP) courses include the cost of a Paddlepower course booklet which can be used to claim a certificate from Canoe England on completion of the course.
British Canoeing Awards Fees
|Discipline Specific Awards||£10||£20|
Our pool sessions have now ended for the season, this space will updated around September/October with information for the winter.
The pool is the perfect place to gain confidence in falling out of a kayak. Depending on your skill level, we can coach you how to exit the boat safely after capsizing, progressing all the way to learning to roll the kayak back up using your paddle.
The pool session courses are held at Stonar School, Melksham. They are run as a block of 3 sessions, over 3 consecutive weeks. There are 2 courses on each evening commencing 19:30 and 20:15 hrs respectively. There are 8 places available in each time slot.