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HIGH TIDE – GREEN

SUITABLE FOR

SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES

A tide that will be at its highest level for most of the session. This provides a flat water environment ideal for novice paddlers to learn foundation paddle sport skills

  • All welcome
  • these sessions are perfect tides on which to learn the basics
  • To be able to swim 50m
  • Enthusiasm
  • Beginner Sessions, river trips, improver sessions, River trips, Flat water play boating, Stand up paddle boarding, Open canoes, Slalom training sessions
  • 1* coaching skills – forward paddling, sweep turns, dynamic turns, self-rescues.

LOW TIDE – AMBER

SUITABLE FOR

SKILLS REQUIRED

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES

A tide that will be at its lowest for most of the session. The river will be flowing in a channel providing a safe environment for developing moving water skills

  • Improvers
  • Paddlers who have attended an ACC ‘Introduction to moving water session’
  • Forward paddling
  • Edging
  • Sweep strokes
  • Ferry glides
  • Wet exit
  • Self-rescue
  • Ferry gliding, static wave surfing , breaking and breaking out under the rail or road bridge supports, Slalom training sessions
  • Moving water play boating

MIDDLE TIDE – RED

SUITABLE FOR

SKILLS REQUIRED

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES

A tide between high and low where the water is moving quickly past the moored boats either up or down river. This offers paddling in a fast moving-water environment with associated risks

  • 2* plus paddlers
  • Paddlers with demonstrable confidence/competence on ACC low tide sessions
  • Moving water skills as per ‘Low Tide’
  • Confidence
  • Breaking in breaking out under the road bridge, Slalom training sessions
  • Tide assisted river trips to Bramber, sea trips around the harbour wall via Ferry Rd.