Newsletter, July 6th 2021
What SUP Deva?
Have you tried Stand Up Paddleboarding? Thanks to Rosie Diver Deva members are being offered the chance to learn from the best.
Jess Philip is a qualified white water SUP coach with years of experience in all forms of paddle sports coaching. She is a world class kayaker, and one of the UK’s leading SUP coaches. Currently she is a #shepaddles ambassador for British Canoeing and the female lead for the Scottish Canoe Association’s equality group.
SUP is her recent focus in paddling (Oh my word you should see her tackle huge water in a kayak!) where she has been working on pushing what rivers can be successfully paddled on a SUP and the best coaching practices for river SUP skills.
This is a rare opportunity to work with Jess as she is based in Scotland & doesn’t come this far south to coach very often.
Jess will be running two 3 hour sessions in Chester on Thursday July 22nd
Beginners session – introduction to SUP – for total newbies to SUP. 9-12. Meet at Sandy Lane Car Park & slipway. £40 for the session, includes SUP and paddle, wetsuit and buoyancy aid as well as instruction.
For those who are ready to try a bit more excitement, SUP intro to moving water session, 22 July. 1-4:30 Again Meet Sandy Lane Car Park. £40 for the session includes SUP, paddle, wetsuit hire, buoyancy aid and helmet.
For these sessions, please contact Rosie at Rosie@ofpathsandpaddles.com who will get folks booked on.
Jess is also happy to bring her boards along to our club night on the same evening and is offering a “come and try” session. This will be a much shorter session, and we are asking members who wish to take part pay £10 weekly subs instead of your usual £3. For the club session please let me know either by email or on Thursday night.