Introduction to White Water

As our first post lockdown trip, we will be running a beginners white water session at Howsham Weir.

Date : 9th May 2021
Where : Howsham Weir
Who is it for : Complete beginners to White Water.  Those who have paddled on the outdoor pool, are confident on the water and used to wearing a spray deck.

You get book your place on the trip via the Club’s Events Portal  where you will also find further information.

  1. Book your place on the trip via the portal.  The session is free, but £5 hire costs to be paid via the portal if you require equipment.
  2. Complete the Equipment Form to specify what equipment you require for the trip, before 1200 on 8th May.
  3. Coaches will load cars/trailer 
  4. Meet at Howsham Bridge at 1000 on 9th May

Dave Rawding and Andy Davies will be running the trip for 6 paddlers.  They will cover all the basics of paddling white water: edging, entering the flow, exiting the flow, crossing and safety principles.

We have two videos which will help you:

This video shows you the section of water we’ll be paddling.
and this second video helps you select the boat you need.