Welcome to the NORTH SHORE CANOE CLUB Inc.

Try Learn Explore Courses

 

KEEN TO LEARN TO PADDLE?
JOIN US FOR OUR TRY LEARN EXPLORE COURSES!
PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING ON YOUR CHOSEN COURSE BELOW!

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TRY ~ LEARN ~ EXPLORE

INTRODUCTORY LEARN TO PADDLE COURSES

 If you love the water and are eager to give paddling a go then we would love to hear from you! Kayaking is a great sport to get into. It offers low impact, all levels of intensity, accessibility for all ages and abilities and a friendly family culture. From social to competitive, there is something for everyone! 

How do I get started? It’s really easy to get involved. North Shore Canoe Club is delivering the Canoe Racing New Zealand accredited "Try Learn Explore" Paddling Programme. 

Our next round of courses will begin in October during the first week of the 4th school term. We will have Adult (18 years and over), Youth (10-17 years) and Young Women's (18 - 24 years) courses available. The adult courses are 4 x 1 hours sessions over 4 weeks and the youth and young women's courses are 8 x 1 hour sessions over 8 weeks.  

 

We are currently offering the Youth and Young Women's Courses FREE of charge, funded by Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa. This fund is for the delivery of activities for tamariki (children) and rangitahi (young people) between the ages of 5-24 years. We are incredibly grateful to Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa for supporting North Shore Canoe Club with this funding to allow us the opportunity to deliver the Canoe Racing New Zealand accredited Try Learn Explore programme to you FREE of charge!  

These courses introduce you to paddling and teach you the skills to paddle effectively and safely. It is focused on participant fun and wellbeing, learning paddling skills and building water safety and confidence. The course will complete the first two stages ("Try" and "Learn") of Canoe Racing New Zealand's accredited paddling programme and is delivered by CRNZ accredited coaches and assistant coaches. 

If you have been wanting to learn to paddle then we encourage you to sign up! To register, select from the Courses below based on your age and preferred session day / time. Once you're all booked in, just turn up 15 mins before your booked session is due to begin and enjoy getting out on the water at Lake Pupuke.

Our clubrooms are located at 1A Northcote Rd, Takapuna 

What do I need to bring? 

Boats, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFD's) are provided. Please note that there is every likelihood that during your first few sessions you may fall out of the boat and get wet. Being comfortable in water and the ability to swim is essential for learning to kayak. Please wear suitable watersport clothing such as togs with a sports singlet/long or short sleeve rash vest and shorts over. Please do not wear long sleeve tops, long pants or any other type of loose fitting clothing. A wetsuit is also fine if you want the extra warmth but usually not needed during summer. Bring along a towel and a change of clothing as you will be able to have a warm shower afterwards! 

CURRENT ADULT COURSES AVAILABLE :

ADULT COURSE 

Saturday @ 12.00pm - 1.00pm
22 October - 12 November

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When: This is a 4 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Saturday 22 October
Week 2 : Saturday 29 October
Week 3 : Saturday 5 November
Week 4 : Saturday 12 November
 

ADULT COURSE 

Saturday @ 12.00pm - 1.00pm
19 November - 17 December

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When: This is a 4 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Saturday 19 November
Week 2 : Saturday 26 November
Week 3 : Saturday 10 December
Week 4 : Saturday 17 December
* Please note there is not a session on Saturday 3 December as our coaches will be at a regional regatta that weekend. 

Who: Suitable for adults 18 years and over. No previous paddling experience is required.

Where: North Shore Canoe Club, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna.

Cost: $265 per person for a 4-week course (4 x 60min sessions)

Once we receive your payment we will email you a registration and waiver form to complete. We will require you to complete these forms to confirm your place on the course.

Any questions please email info@northshorecanoeclub.org.nz

 

CURRENT YOUNG WOMEN'S COURSES AVAILABLE:

YOUNG WOMEN'S (18 - 24 Years) COURSE 

Thursdays @ 5.30pm - 6.30pm
20 October - 8 December

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Thursday 20 October
Week 2 : Thursday 27 October
Week 3 : Thursday 3 November
Week 4 : Thursday 10 November
Week 5 : Thursday 17 November
Week 6 : Thursday 24 November
Week 7 : Thursday 1 December
Week 8 : Thursday 8 December

Who: Suitable for young women between the ages 18 - 24 years.  No previous paddling experience is required. 

Where: North Shore Canoe Club, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna.

Cost: This 8 week course is offered by North Shore Canoe Club to you FREE of charge, funded by Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa. This fund is for the delivery of activities for tamariki (children) and rangitahi (young people). We are incredibly grateful to Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa for supporting North Shore Canoe Club with this funding to allow us the opportunity to deliver the Canoe Racing New Zealand accredited Try Learn Explore programme to you FREE of charge!  

Once you have booked your spot by 'purchasing' this course we will email you a registration and waiver forms to complete. We will require you to complete these forms to confirm your place on the course.

Any questions please email info@northshorecanoeclub.org.nz

 

CURRENT YOUTH COURSES AVAILABLE:

 

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 10 - 13 YEARS)
Mondays @ 4.00pm - 5.00pm
17 October - 5 December

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Monday 17 October
Week 2 : Monday 24 October
Week 3 : Monday 31 October
Week 4 : Monday 7 November
Week 5 : Monday 14 November
Week 6 : Monday 21 November
Week 7 : Monday 28 November
Week 8 : Monday 5 December 

 

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 14 - 17 YEARS)
Mondays @ 5.15pm - 6.15pm
17 October - 5 December

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Monday 17 October
Week 2 : Monday 24 October
Week 3 : Monday 31 October
Week 4 : Monday 7 November
Week 5 : Monday 14 November
Week 6 : Monday 21 November
Week 7 : Monday 28 November
Week 8 : Monday 5 December 

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 10 - 13 YEARS)
Wednesdays @ 4.00pm - 5.00pm
19 October - 7 December

**THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL **

When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Wednesday 19 October
Week 2 : Wednesday 26 October
Week 3 : Wednesday 2 November
Week 4 : Wednesday 9 November
Week 5 : Wednesday 16 November
Week 6 : Wednesday 23 November
Week 7 : Wednesday 30 November
Week 8 : Wednesday 7 December 

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 14 - 17 YEARS)

Wednesdays 5.15pm - 6.15pm
19 October - 7 December

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Wednesday 19 October
Week 2 : Wednesday 26 October
Week 3 : Wednesday 2 November
Week 4 : Wednesday 9 November 
Week 5 : Wednesday 16 November
Week 6 : Wednesday 23 November
Week 7 : Wednesday 30 November
Week 8 : Wednesday 7 December

 

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 10 - 13 YEARS)
Saturdays @ 9.30am - 10.30am
22 October - 17 December

**THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL **

When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Saturday 22 October
Week 2 : Saturday 29 October
Week 3 : Saturday 5 November
Week 4 : Saturday 12 November
Week 5 : Saturday 19 November
Week 6 : Saturday 26 November
Week 7 : Saturday 10 December
Week 8 : Saturday 17 December

* Please note there is not a session on Saturday 3 December
as our coaches will be at a regional regatta that weekend. 

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 14 - 17 YEARS)

Saturdays 10.45am - 11.45am
22 October - 17 December

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Saturday 22 October
Week 2 : Saturday 29 October
Week 3 : Saturday 5 November
Week 4 : Saturday 12 November
Week 5 : Saturday 19 November
Week 6 : Saturday 26 November
Week 7 : Saturday 10 December
Week 8 : Saturday 17 December

Who: Suitable for youth under the age of 18 years.  No previous paddling experience is required. Please note that we have divided these sessions into two age groups (9-13yrs and 14-17yrs)  but we may have to combine them at short notice should we not have the minimum numbers registered. 

Where: North Shore Canoe Club, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna.

Cost: This 8 week course is offered by North Shore Canoe Club to you FREE of charge, funded by Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa. This fund is for the delivery of activities for tamariki (children) and rangitahi (young people). We are incredibly grateful to Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa for supporting North Shore Canoe Club with this funding to allow us the opportunity to deliver the Canoe Racing New Zealand accredited Try Learn Explore programme to you FREE of charge!  

Once you have booked your spot by 'purchasing' this course we will email you a registration and waiver forms to complete. We will require you to complete these forms to confirm your place on the course.

Any questions please email info@northshorecanoeclub.org.nz

 

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What's next?

Once you have attended one of our Try Learn Explore courses, please consider joining the North Shore Canoe Club as a member if you would like to continue on your kayaking journey. We would love for you to  sign up as a member and then you will be able to join in our regular development or social paddling groups depending on what level you are at. As a member you are also eligible to use club gear (boats, paddles and life jackets) for a nominal annual fee in addition to your membership fee. It doesn't usually take long to get the hang of kayaking and many of the paddlers in our development group quickly move on to taking part in canoe sprint regattas and longer-distance races run by Canoe Racing New Zealand at beautiful scenic locations such as Lake Karapiro (near Cambridge) and Lake Tikitapu (near Rotorua). These regattas include a novice category for beginners as well as a Tyro category for kids under 13 years of age. 

Depending on how fast you progress you may eventually want to look at purchasing your own boat and/or paddle. We can certainly give you advice and help you to find the right ones for you! 

Whatever level you want to take it to, we are confident you will quickly grow to love paddling! Kayaking regularly will build your general fitness level, strengthen your core, burn fat and increase your cardio vascular fitness and overall stamina. It’s also a lot of fun!