Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning - Nov 5th
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: Axel Schoevers
Open Water Navigation - Nov 5th
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 - Nov 5th
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 British Canoeing website here.
Coach: Peter Jones
Sea Kayak Leader Training - Nov 6-Nov 7th
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 British Canoeing website here. (Note: registration with British Canoeing is only required for the assessment, not the training). Course pre-reqs: British Canoeing 3* standard and Coastal Navigation.
Coaches: Eila Wilkinson
Sea Kayak Leader Assessment - Date Nov 7-8th
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 British Canoeing site here. 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: Axel Schoevers / Peter Jones
Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Training - Nov 6-7th
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 British Canoeing site here. Training pre-reqs: British Canoeing 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader or Level 3 Sea Coach; British Canoeing Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning course. LR form is not required for training.
Coaches: Nigel Dennis, Keirron Tastagh, Greg Paquin