Grade 2 Certificate

Multisport Grade 2 Certificate Whitewater Course



** OCTOBER UPDATE - All our courses except our last course in November are now booked out. If you haven't done your Grade II Course yet please contact us to discuss your requirements **


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!






For C2C 2020

Day 1   Monday 25th November 
Day 2 Tuesday 26th November 
Day 3 Wednesday 27th November 
Day 4 Thursday 28th November 





 Course One February 2020 
Day 1   Thursday 20th February 
Day 2 Friday 21st February 
Day 3 Saturday 22nd February 
Day 4 Sunday 23rd February 





 Course Two - March 2020 
Day 1   Thursday 5th March 
Day 2 Friday 6th March 
Day 3 Saturday 7th March 
Day 4 Sunday 8th March 





 Course Three - March 2020 
Day 1   Thursday 12th March 
Day 2 Friday 13th March 
Day 3 Saturday 14th March 
Day 4 Sunday 15th March 





 Course Four March 2020 
Day 1   Thursday 19th March 
Day 2 Friday 20th March 
Day 3 Saturday 21st March 
Day 4 Sunday 22nd March 



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