Monday, October 7, 2013

NTU ODAC 1 Star Course 5-6 October 2013

Finally went back to Water-Venture Pasir Ris to conduct a 1 Star course over the weekend. Been a long.. time since I've been back there.

Was suprised to see the previously regimental and hard core group of coaches now embracing new coaching techniques, which are more fun and interesting.
Hopefully it leads them to be more open to new and/or alternative techniques of paddling instead of sticking to ridiculously outdated coaching methods.
Was pleasantly suprised when they were encouraged to wear their own PFDs and try out various kinds of paddles.

Well, back to my 1 Star course. It was a pretty small group of 6, so things went pretty smoothly. Pretty funny group, they mentioned how the kayaks reminded them of crab sticks and sausages. Never thought about the kayaks that way...

 Cheating during rafting up

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kokatat MsFit Tour

I've been using this PFD both for coaching and leisure trips. I am by no means a hardcore paddler and this PFD is more than sufficient for me needs.

The Kokatat MsFit Tour is actually meant for ladies, but it seems to be fairly popular with guys as well. The "Tour" version just seems to come with an additional pocket for a VHF radio. I don't carry one while paddling, so the pocket just holds my very important sun block.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Last minute coaching job

Did a last minute coaching job last Sunday, helping out with the second day of a 1 Star Course at Water-Venture (Kallang).

It was an open group with mostly adults and some dragonboaters, so the group was fairly easy to manage. Another instructor took the helm as she was with them for both days, so it was a relatively relaxed session for me :)

We even had time to teach some of them how to do a seal launch (kinda).

It was a nice sunny day to paddle out and take some pics with Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer in the background. Awesome views.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Good for another 3 years

Just completed my 2 day Refresher First Aid course at the Singapore Red Cross Society. Good to go for another 3 years :)

For those who are interested to learn First Aid or take a refresher, you can Click Here to see a list Singapore Sports Council approved centres.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Water-Venture Kallang Walkabout

Water-Venture Kallang has since closed down. A new outlet named PassionWave @ Marina Bay is located at 11 Rhu Cross.

Water-Venture Kallang is located under the Merdeka Bridge of the Nicoll Highway.

The address is:
4876 Beach Road (S) 199587
Tel: 6296 6683
Fax: 6294 4393