Advance Water Development Programme

  In response to OCA member requests for a long-term advanced water development programme, we are pleased to announce a pilot project with Armada Canoe Coaching. 

Armada Canoe Coaching is a new and exciting project by Adie Molloy who has been paddling canoes of all shapes and sizes for the last 14 years. Adie has worked as a canoe guide and coach throughout the UK and France including working as a trainer for PGL.

Adie feels most at home in a canoe and loves sharing his passion with others whether it’s improving Traditional Canoe skills or introducing folk to specialist WW OC1’s.

We would like to offer members the opportunity to take part in a series of long-term coaching sessions working towards competence in advanced water environments.

These coaching sessions will be run over 1 weekend a month for a minimum of 6 months. We will be focusing on the skills and confidence needed to take part in British Canoeing courses in advanced water environments.

All British Canoeing courses will be provided by Chris Brain and Chris will also have involvement in the development sessions where necessary.


Venues will vary depending on ability, aspirations and river levels but we will definitely take advantage of the great options in North Wales and Lake District. All venues will be discussed and agreed with the group before the event.


Prices for coaching and guiding will be £80 per month/ weekend per candidate. This does not include any access fees that may be required and you must provide your own equipment. You will be required to commit to all six courses at the point of booking (£480 in total)   15-16 Dec 12-13 Jan 9-10 Feb 16-17 March 13-14 April one more date to be confirmed.

To book your place on this course, please follow this link:
Dec 15 2018 to May 12 2019, 9:00am - 6:45pm


Advanced water course

Brian Smith's picture

Great idea, if it had started in October I would have been very keen. But I know I can't make at least two dates inthe programme. Look forward to feedback from attendees and hope for a re-run next autumn.


The development courses this

Colin Lutley's picture

The development courses this winter are the prototypes and they should be run every year or eavery two years, depending on what members want.