Grade 2 Certificate

Multisport Grade 2 Certificate Whitewater Course





Preparation for The Kathmandu Coast to Coast - $969 NZD


  • All kayaking equipment is provided
  • No previous experience required 
  • Experienced and qualified instructors 
  • Coast to Coast approved Grade II Provider 
  • Registered and approved Adventure Activity Operator 


The aim of this course is to introduce you to multi-sport kayaking in a safe and simple manner. Topsport Kayaking will teach you all the essential river skills you need to compete successfully in the Kathmandu Coast to Coast. Our instructors will share their river paddling expertise with you as well as useful tips and skills for racing.


Our Christchurch based course runs over a 5-day program. Your course includes an indoor pool session followed by either four or five days of whitewater kayak instruction. The first two or three days will be in short white water kayaks, with the remaining two days in long multi-sport kayaks. This allows ours instructors to teach you the basics of white water paddling and helps you to learn the core skills you need in whitewater before progressing to your multi-sport boat. 


We will cover the following skills throughout the program:


  • Boat & Paddle setup
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Rolling your kayak
  • Forward Strokes
  • Sweep Strokes
  • Edging
  • Ferry Glides
  • Rapid and Bluff Running
  • Picking Braids
  • Identifying River Features and Hazards
  • Wet-exits
  • Swimming Skills
  • Self Rescues & Throw-bagging
  • Interpreting Weather & River Flow Data

Topsport Kayaking have been training kayakers for the Coast to Coast for over 20 years. Our current crew has raced in over 25 Coast to Coast events from the teams section to Longest Day. This year Kate had the fastest overall female kayak split for the event and her team Topsport Kayaking posting the fastest time for the race. In 2017 Sam Manson had an outstanding day to finish third in the Longest Day!


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2019 Dates - Book Now!





 Course One - BOOKED OUT
Day 1   Friday 6th September 
Day 2 Saturday 7th September 
Day 3 Sunday 8th September 
Day 4 Saturday 21st September 
Day 5 Sunday 22nd September 





 Course Two - BOOKED OUT
Day 1   Thursday 12th September 
Day 2 Friday13th September 
Day 3 Saturday 14th September 
Day 4 Sunday 15th September 





 Course Three - 3 Spaces Left 
Day 1   Monday 23rd September 
Day 2 Tuesday 24th September      
Day 3 Wednesday 25th September 
Day 4 Thursday 26th September       





 Course Four - Booked Out
Day 1   Wednesday 2nd October 
Day 2 Thursday 3rd October 
Day 3 Friday 4th October 
Day 4 Saturday 5th October 





 Course Five - BOOKED OUT
Day 1   Saturday 12th October 
Day 2 Sunday 13th October 
Day 3 Friday 1st November 
Day 4 Saturday 2nd November 





 Course Six - 1 Space Left 
Day 1   Friday 25th October 
Day 2 Saturday 26th October 
Day 3 Sunday 27th October 
Day 4 Monday 28th October 





 Course Seven - 6 Spaces 
Day 1   Monday 18th November 
Day 2 Tuesday 19th November 
Day 3 Wednesday 20th November 
Day 4 Thursday 21st November 





 Course Eight - January 2020 
Day 1   Sunday 5th January 
Day 2 Monday 6th January 
Day 3 Tuesday 7th January 
Day 4 Wednesday 8th January 


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