I met up with a large bunch of paddlers from the Scarborough Club down at North Landing Flamborough on Wednesday evening. This is a group I didn't know very well and consisted of all abilities but mostly fairly new paddlers. It soon became evident that it would be irresponsible to allow some of these paddlers out of the safety of the bay. A small group of proficient paddlers split off from the main group and they went for a journey out of the bay.
This left me with a group looking upon me for encouragement and support. Time to implement a spontaneous, unplanned and dynamic coaching session.
These poor people get very little coaching up at Scarborough and so we started with the fundamentals. With the assistance of Dave and John marking the boundaries we soon had some good forward paddling skills developing.
What started as a rather worrying scenario turned out to be one of my most favourite of coached sessions, I hope I get the chance to work with these guys again.