Curriculum topics available: SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Kata Kanuing.
We can deliver the following watersports activities for your school group.
• Kayaking • Canoeing • Paddle-boarding, Sailing • Raft building
A katakanu is a vessel that allows 4-6 participants to venture out onto the water without the fear of capsizing. This is similar to 2 canoes rafted together also known as rafted canoeing.
A kayak is a vessel which is controlled by a double bladed paddle where you sit in an upright position. Each participant is securely fitted with a buoyancy aid prior to venturing out onto the water. We use two types of kayaks: Sit on top kayak & closed cockpit kayak.
Each session will start with basic land safety including how to use the paddle, fit buoyancy aid and how to stay safe on the water. For a beginners group completing a half day session we will provide knowledge of how to control the vessel on the water and finish with a mini race or game. For intermediate groups we will provide more technical information such as being confident in the water, rescue skills, safety leadership and group skills. There may also be a classroom theory option.
Raft Building - This activity can be used for many different outcomes and the sessions will start with skill training. This will include discussing the purpose of the raft (it needs to float, it needs to carry a certain weight, it needs to travel in a certain direction to a certain end destination) then you will learn knot tying and work as a team with thorough communication. You will then put into practice what you have learnt by building the raft and then venturing out onto the water to test its success.
Paddleboarding - Participants stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.