Grade 2 Certificate


Multisport Grade 2 Certificate Whitewater Course

 

 

 2019 DATES OUT NOW 

 

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!

 

 2019 Dates - Book Now!

 

 

 

 Course Six - 1 Space Left
Day 1   Friday 22nd March 
Day 2 Saturday 23rd March 
Day 3 Sunday 24th March 
Day 4 Monday 25th March 

 

 

 

 

 Course Seven - 2 Spaces Left 
Day 1   Friday 19th April 
Day 2 Saturday 20th April 
Day 3 Sunday 21st April
Day 4 Monday 22nd April

 

 

 

 

 Course Three - BOOKED OUT 
Day 1   Friday 15th March    
Day 2 Saturday 16th March            
Day 3 Sunday 17th March              
Day 4 Saturday 6th April             
Day 5  Sunday 7th April 

 

 

 

 

 Course Five - 2 Spaces Left
Day 1   Friday 12th April  
Day 2 Saturday 13th April        
Day 3 Sunday 14th April      
Day 4 Monday 15th April     

 

 

 Contact us today for an information pack!