WW - Youth River Running 2019-20
Organiser & Contact for further details:
Regional Coaching Rep - Level 5 White Water Coach - Kirby Stephen
Youth paddlers 13-18 yrs. with some kayaking experience.
Some Cumbrian clubs are unable to introduce young people to white water river running. In the last three years we have offered teenagers autumn / winter coached opportunities to get out on appropriate Cumbrian rivers, and we're doing it again this year.
These will be on local grade 2/3 rivers eg: Lune, Eamont, Leven, Eden, Tees, Tees Barrage generally arranged on weekends or during school holidays. We may also add some further opportunist trips at short notice depending on water and weather conditions.
Youth River Running days currently scheduled:
These events are open to Cumbrian youth paddlers who want to try white water river kayaking who would like to extend and develop their skills and experience. There are more details here.
Parents or participants should in all cases talk to the organiser to discuss paddler's experience, capabilities and expectations, and should complete and return a consent form to the organiser before booking.
Cost: There are no direct event costs, but to join these events participants must be youth or young person members of British Canoeing. This costs £27 or £35 annually respectively. Membership details and advantages are here. If participants share transport a fuel contribution will be expected.
Using the right kayak and gear is very important, so if you do not have this please borrow or hire one from a club or commercially. Cumbria Canoeists have white water kayaks and gear that are available for a small donation. Personal paddling equipment, adequate gear, a change of clothes, food and drink for each day’s paddle are essential. If wetsuits are not available from home, we will ensure participants have the use of a long john wetsuit for river runs.
Before you can book on any Cumbria Canoeist's event you must have completed a one time Paddler Registration and if under 18 return a Parent or Guardian Consent form to the organiser.
To book on these events you need to contact the organiser.