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After a first introduction to whitewater, many kayakers feel the need for further support and instruction. The intermediate whitewater navigation course sits between the introductory and the advanced navigation courses. The aim of this course is to consolidate the knowledge from the basic navigation course, allowing kayakers to confidently tackle navigation in class III rivers.


Tentative dates * :
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*These dates can be altered due to bad weather conditions or if the river flows make impossible the realization of the practical session

Course logistics:

Location- Praia Fluvial do Areinho (Paiva River - Arouca)

Duration – 12 hours distributed over two days

Schedule – Saturdays and Sundays from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00

Minimum number of students – 4

Maximum number of students 10



Accommodation- Camping in the beach or stay in the Clubs bungalow (free)

Course topics:

- Recognizing obstacles and other rivers dangers;
- Rapid’s recognition and their navigation;
- Technique, braces, boofs;
- Self-rescue;
- The River: morphology, flow and water levels;
- Navigation in class III and introduction to class IV;
- Kayak types and their specificities.

Contacts and registration:

Daniel Afonso (email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Note: Registration should be made to the previous email. Upon registration, we will send a confirmation email and require payment via wire transfer. Details will be provided then. Confirmation of payment will be required on the first day of the activity.