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  • Welcome back. Spring is now here and it is time to be learning to kayak on the river. If you have spent time in your kayak on flat water over winter, the transition to the river will be much easier. If you are not yet comfortable on flat water then you need to get the kayak out of the garage and go paddle! It's all about time on the water (quality time that is). There is a lot you need to learn on the river. You need to develop: An...

  • Welcome to the Coast to Coast Diaries. Are you entered in the 2016 Coast to Coast and new to paddling? Then read our "Coast to Coast Diary" and we will give regular updates on where you should be at with your training. Kayaking the Waimak Gorge is something you can successfully achieve, but you need to ensure you prepare for success, not disappointment.  Winter We are now over halfway through winter and if you haven't taken your first strokes, then now is the time. Learning to paddle is all about building...

  • Getting children out on the water when they are young is a great way to introduce them to the outdoors. But it can be a challenge to find equipment that fits well and that they won't grow out of too quickly. Here is a handy tip for fitting helmets to younger children. Buy a neoprene cap that will fit them (an adult small will work well) and they can wear this under a helmet to make a slightly larger helmet fit well. Here is 5 year old Josh wearing an...

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