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.
To book a spot go to Register Now and register for your preferred course dates.
Children (over 10 years) can learn to paddle by participating in our Junior Program.
If the available group based beginner courses do not suit you, or you prefer to learn
with a private coach, a Private Lessons Course is also available.
Lessons are conducted under the supervision of a Level 1 qualified coach, with all
equipment provided. It consists of three (3) lessons of 1-hour duration for each
session, at a time to be agreed between you and your coach.
The cost of the course is $150 and bookings are required. Please note that the fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.
To book and pay, go to Register Now.
You will be contacted by a course co-ordinator or coach, to discuss and arrange your session dates and times.
Looking to improve, but not quite comfortable enough to go out on your own?
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.