Isis Source

Isis Source is now a training section of Isis Canoe Club for all paddlers. Its purpose is to encourage the development of the skills necessary to enjoy the sport within a framework of safety and fun on flat, moving and white water.

Designed for singles and families with children 10 years and above, who are 2 star or ISIS intermediate and above and want a bit more excitement with a good chance of getting wet! While mainly kayaking, the experiences and training will be across a range of craft including white water kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, sea kayaks (although going to sea will be by discussion), touring kayaks and open canoes.

Isis Source develops your paddling skills and learning to be part of a group, leadership, map and compass reading, building new friendships and developing trust. You will be trained by BCU qualified coaches to BCU standards and follow a progressive program through the season. Participants should plan to attend all sessions up to 26th July.

So what can you expect?

Club nights are Tuesdays: briefing at 18:30; off water 21:00. We will focus on the BCU 3 star scheme for all ages with the emphasis, as always, on having fun. The sessions are planned to ensure everyone has the opportunity to develop as well as refresh any existing skills. Training is across many diverse craft and it is essential that all paddlers are able to exit them safely when on the river. Capsize drills will therefore be practised on a regular basis by all members.

Those achieving the skills required will be entitled to continue to progress through winter months with ISIS Source and link in with the main club.

The club will provide a selection of modern boats, paddles, personal floatation devices, helmets and spray decks. Licence fees to paddle British licensed rivers and canals are also included in the membership.

Each paddler will need to provide appropriate personal kit for themselves to suit prevailing on water conditions and footwear suitable for paddling (not bulky trainers). In addition you will need to bring a towel, a complete change of clothing, plus a warm drink.

To take part in the Isis Source section of Isis Canoe Club you will need to be a member of the club. The family membership includes up to two adults and two children (minimum age 10) all living at the same address (please see membership section for more details). Additional children are extra.

Please note that for safety reasons the programme is subject to change at the discretion of the coach.

ALL MUST be willing participants.

Our 2016 planned summer season will run from 12th April to 23rd August
Briefing is at 18:30; off water by 21:00

If we have wet your appetite and you would like to know more please contact the coaches, Glynn and Helen, at .

A few examples of our paddling Cherwell, Surfing, River Ock, Nene.

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