Advanced WW Course on the River Kymi


The course will take place on Kymijoki. The course is intended for those who have advanced from the basics of paddling. The course is more demanding because of the more difficult training rapid (class II-III). The curriculum is basically very much the as on our white water beginners course. The program can be altered according to the skills and demands of the participants.

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On the morning of the first day we meet at the old village school of Ahvio, where we will go through the basics and technique of ww-paddling and give a short summary on the coming rapid. Lunch either at the school or during the ww-training after leaving from the school. We head to Ahvio rapid, where we apply our knowledge and skills with various technique exercises and circuits. Training continues until early evening. At the end we will run the rapid, both with a kayak and by swimming! The night will be spent at the school.
On Thursday we will have an educational river tour! Picnic lunch. The course will end in handing out of certificates at Kotka.

Course content:
– reading a rapid
– running a rapid
– eddy turns
– ferrying
– avoiding an obstacle in the rapid
– capsizing your canoe and rescuing a capsized by taking turns
– eskimo roll in white water (for those capable in flat water already)
– surfing

The course: 1. day training: morning 10-17 (self service lunch in between) and 2. day training: 11-18 (self service packed lunch in between).
Price: instruction and ww-equipment (canoe, paddle, PFD, helmet and spray deck) 185 €/pers., without equipment 135 €/pers. Price does not include meals or accommodation. Participants have to arrange meals themselves, floor accommodation with own mattress and bedware 25 €/pers. (includes sauna on the evening of the 1. day). If you want to overnight at the school already the previous night of the 1. day, that will cost an extra 25 €/pers. Accommodation is to be payed to the school owner during the stay there.
Will be organized with minimum 3 participants.
Additional information will be given to those registered to participate.

Entries and additional info: and Tapio Tyllilä p. + 358 40 7457 803.


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