Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning - Oct 16th
This course is designed for paddlers carrying out coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore, force 4 winds, and in areas of tidal movement up to 2 knots. This course is a pre-req for Sea Kayak Leader training (syllabus link here) .
Coach: Greg Paquin
Open Water Navigation - Oct 16th
This course is designed for paddlers carrying out open water journeys including islands over 2nm offshore in areas of strong tidal movement of 3+ knots and/or including winds up to F5. It gives candidates the skills to plan and navigate safely in advanced water environments through the use of practical planning. This course is a pre-req for Advance Sea Kayak Leader Training (syllabus link here)
Coach: Nigel Dennis
3 Star Sea Assessment - Oct 17th
Successful performance at this level indicates a candidate can consider themselves as an able improving sea paddler rather than a beginner. During assessment, the candidate needs to demonstrate personal competence paddling in conditions of no more than F3/Sea State 3 as pat of a led group. Please have a read through the British Canoeing syllabi, training notes and assessment notes. These can be found on Paddlesports North America's (PNA's) website www.paddlesportsnorthamerica.org
Sea Kayak Leader (4*) Training - Oct 17-18th
Two days of intensive training in paddling skills, leader ship, safety/rescue and coastal navigation/planning. This training is a pre-req for attending the Sea Kayak Leader assessment. The goal of the course is to develop personal skills level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers on short single or multi-day journeys in moderate tidal water environments with winds not exceeding F4. Skills covered include self-rescue, rolling in rough water, practical on water navigation, group awareness and positioning in challenging situations, first aid, trip planning, and interpreting environmental features and hazards. Please review the BC syllabi, training and assessment notes. All these can be found on Paddlesports North America's (PNA's) website www.paddlesportsnorthamerica.org. Course pre-reqs: British Canoeing 3* Sea Award and Coastal Navigation.
Coaches: Axel Schoevers
Sea Kayak Leader (4*) Assessment - Oct 18-19th
This course delivers the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short single or multi-day journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding F4. The British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader has the skills and judgement to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience. Please have a read through the British Canoeing syllabi, training notes, and assessment notes> All can be found on Paddlesports North America's (PNA's) website www.paddlesportsnorthamerica.org. Assessment pre-reqs: Sea Kayak Leader (4*) LR signed form, valid 2 day first aid award, documented prior experience, valid (within 3 years) Sea Kayak Leader training.
Coaches: Eila Wilkinson & Peter Jones
Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (5*) Training - Oct 17-19th (3 Days)
This course demonstrates a candidate has entered the top level of performance, involving a high level of personal skill, leadership ability and judgement to lead groups of paddlers with a range of experience on advanced tidal waters. Please have a read through the British Canoeing syllabi, training and assessment notes. These can be found on Paddlesports North America's (PNA's) website www.paddlesportsnorthamerican.org. Training pre-reqs: British Canoeing 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader or Level 3 Sea Coach; British Canoeing Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning course.
Coaches: Nigel Dennis