Grade 2 Certificate


Multisport Grade 2 Certificate Whitewater Course

 

We have one last course for 2018 - Starting 13th December 

 

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 two indoor pool sessions followed by five days of whitewater kayak instruction, including an overnight trip to Flock Hill Lodge. The first 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!

 

 2018 Dates - Book Now!

 

 

 

 DECEMBER Course - LAST ONE
Day 1   Thursday 13th December 
Day 2 Friday 14th December             
Day 3 Saturday 15th December             
Day 4 Sunday 16th December               

 

 

 

 Spring Course Seven - BOOKED OUT
Day 1   Monday 17th September 
Day 2 Tuesday 18th September             
Day 3 Wednesday 19th September 
Day 4 Thursday 20th September 

 

 

 

 Spring Course Two - One Space Left
Day 1   Friday 14th September     
Day 2 Saturday 15th September              
Day 3 Sunday 16th September                
Day 4 Saturday 13th October                       
Day 5  Sunday 14th October 

 

 

 

 Spring Course Three - BOOKED OUT
Day 1   Monday 8th October      
Day 2 Tuesday 9th October              
Day 3 Wednesday 10th October                
Day 4 Thursday 11th October                        
  BLOCK COURSE

 

 

 

 Spring Course Four - BOOKED OUT
Day 1   Saturday 20th October      
Day 2 Sunday 21st October              
Day 3 Monday 22nd October                
Day 4 Saturday 27th October                       
Day 5 Sunday 28th October 

 

 

 

 Spring Course Six - BOOKED OUT 
Day 1   Monday 29th October     
Day 2 Tuesday 30th October             
Day 3 Wednesday 31st October              
Day 4 Thursday 1st November                 

  

Contact us today for an information pack!