Silver Bridge Kayak Club
Welcome to SBKC - Kayaking & Canoeing Based  Drogheda - Navan.
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086-8261331
 

Level 1 Kayak Proficiency Course.     

How can I book a course? Click here

Can I buy a course as a gift?

What is a Level 1 Proficiency Course?

What is a Kayak?

What grade or type of water will the course be held on?

Where will the course be held?

Is there qualified instruction?                                                            

What do I need to bring?

What about food?

What age do I need to be?

What time will we start?

What time will we finish?

Do I need to be able to swim?

Do I need previous experience?

How much will the course cost?

Can I continue kayaking after the course?

Can I get more info on Joining SBKC?

Can I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Is there a Level 2 course?

I have special needs, can I attend?

Can I get training during weekdays or evenings?

How can I book a course?

For booking and secure online credit card payment for your place on a course please click one of the buttons below.

Can I buy a Course day as a gift.

Yes, you can buy a course day or days as a gift. We will contact all gift voucher holders on our next available course day. If the course day is not suitable the voucher is valid until a day that suits the owner of the voucher.

By purchasing this voucher, course day or trip you are acknowledging acceptance of the organisers terms and conditions (see bottom of this page.


Gift Voucher for Kayaking Course €60

What is a Level 1 Proficiency Course?

This is the entry level or beginners level for people who have no previous experience and who would like to begin kayaking.

What is a Kayak?

A kayak is closed craft, as seen in the pic. We will be using single person kayaks which are made from a plastic material making them tough while lightweight.

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What grade or type of water will the course be held on?

The course will be held on class 1 water, that is to say that the water will be flat, there will be no rapids or significant obstacles but there will be moderate flow. This is always dependent on water levels on the day of the course.

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Where will the course be held?

Usually on the flat section of water above the bridge in Slane or somewhere similar.

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Is there qualified instruction?

Yes, the courses are delivered by experienced and qualified kayak instructors.

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What do I need to bring?

You should have a pair of old lightweight trainers or a pair of canoe booties would be even better. Also, your normal swimming gear with a towel and a tee shirt (which will get wet). If you have your own wet suit that would be great but don't worry wet suits and all other equipment will be provided.

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What about food?

Yes, you should bring a lunch and a drink and perhaps a snack bar which you can take in the kayak with you. Bars such as Mars or Snickers which are sealed are most suitable.

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What age do I need to be?

Starting from 12 years with no upper limit.

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What time will we start?

Meet at 10am usually at Slane bridge, the location will be confirmed two days prior to each course day.

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What time will we finish?

We break for lunch at 12.30 or so and finish between 3.30 & 4.00pm

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Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, you must be able to swim 25mtr in the river.

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Do I need previous experience?

No, we assume that you have no previous kayaking experience.

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How much will the course cost?

The cost is € 60 per person.

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Can I continue kayaking after the course?

Yes, we recommend that if you want to continue kayaking that you join the SBKC. You can download the membership form from the main page of the website. Membership should be paid on line.

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Can I get more info on Joining SBKC?

Yes, suggest you take a look at the FAQ page and if you need any further info please call us at 086-8261331 or e-mail info@sbkc.ie

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Can I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, assuming you pass the assessment at the end of the course we can apply for a certificate from the ICU for you. The cost of the certificate is approx €10 and is not included in the course cost.

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Is there a Level 2 course?

Yes there are level 2, 3, 4 & 5.

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I have special needs, can I attend?

Yes, please contact Paul at 086-8261331 to discuss.

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Can I get training during weekdays or evenings?

Yes, please contact Paul at 086-8261331 or paul.maguire@sbkc.ie

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Pics from previous Level 1 Kayak Proficiency Courses

Introduction to kayaking day course.
Training day by arrangement most weekends.
Contact Paul info@sbkc.ie or 086-8261331 for details.
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