Beginners & Beyond Beginners

Spring 2018 through Summer – Beginner Courses

October course  – Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm – 27 Oct, 3, 10 November  (inclusive)

November course – Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm – 17, 24 Nov, 1 December  (inclusive)

The INCC Beginner Program is for adults or families who are new to paddling or have not paddled flatwater kayaks before.

The aim is for participants to develop basic skills and confidence in touring kayaks (usually a TK1) to ensure safe, independent paddling.

The group-based program (usually with 8 people) is conducted under the supervision of a Level 1 qualified coach, with all equipment provided and consists of three two-hour sessions held over consecutive weeks. The cost of the course is $100 and bookings are required. Please note that the fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Most courses are conducted on Saturdays between 11 am and 1 pm, with some scheduled for Sundays. Please check the dates to ensure you are available for all 3 sessions as catch-up sessions are not available.

During the warmer months, courses start every few weeks providing we have enough people. If there are not enough people to start a course, we will contact you and make other arrangements.

Although a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) will be worn at all times during the course, participants should be able to swim 20 metres and be comfortable in deep water. If you cannot swim, please do not register for a course, but contact the club for more information.

Children (over 10 years) can learn to paddle by participating in our Junior Program.

To book a spot go to Register Now and register for your preferred course dates.

If none of the scheduled courses suit, you can contact us to join a waiting list, indicating your preferred days/times and wait until there are enough people for a course.


What’s next?

Looking to improve, but not quite comfortable enough to go out on your own? 

Sign up for our BEYOND BEGINNERS course

Beyond Beginners is a continuation program designed for participants who have already completed the INCC three week Beginner Program, but are not confident enough to decide whether to join as a member of INCC.

This program provides an additional 2 lessons (min 1 hour each) with a Level 1 qualified coach.  Scheduling of the session will be flexible to suit the needs of the participants.  The cost for the course is $90.

To be eligible, you must have completed the INCC Beginner Program in the last 6-12 months.  Your registration may not be accepted if this cannot be confirmed.  (To discuss your eligibility if in doubt, please contact us)

Bookings are required (please note that the fee is non-transferable and non-refundable).

To book a spot go to Register Now  and your coach will contact you to set up times for your sessions.

If you have never paddled before, or have only paddled sea kayaks or plastic sit on tops, you may like to consider doing the Beginner Program.