Advanced Water (5 Star) Sea Kayak Leader Training - 4 days at £300 or 5 days at £350



Four or Five days allows more time to explore techniques, polish skills, paddle in varied conditions and with out cramming it all in. 

Successful performance at this level indicates that you have a high level of performance and knowledge, judgement, involving a high level of personal skill and leadership in advanced situations. This is a leadership award and the appropriate course for paddlers who wish to lead groups in advanced tidal waters and in dynamic weather conditions typified by the Climate of the British Isles.  


Action Centred Leadership, The Chimp Paradox and the principles of CLAP, just a few of the theories that will be put into practice over the time your working with Roger.

The (five star) advanced sea kayak leader has the skills and judgement to select appropriate trips for a range of ability levels, however it is not a coaching award and not suitable for introducing beginners to the sport.

This award is intended for paddlers who journey on the sea in areas where tidal races, headlands, open crossings, swell and challenging coastlines will be encountered.

The Open Water Navigation + Tidal Planning (OWNTP) day is a theory day, but with 4 other days on the water you will have plenty of time to put theory into practice, with out any rush!

A leadership award with the appropriate training for paddlers leading groups in advanced tidal waters and dynamic weather conditions. The course includes night navigation, feedback and a detailed action plan, for when you leave. 


Its worth keeping in mind that Roger is an active BC level 5 coach and 5* trainer and assessor, who has a number of significant big trips, where he has worked closely and led others towards a successful performance and outcome.  Around Wales in 2011 and the Roof of Britain in 2015, both had 3 clients on each and one month was allocated for the challenge.


British Canoeing syllabus details and the Leadership Registration (LR) form, can be found here

Roger can also offer you Short, Medium or Long Term Sea Kayak Mentoring, so you get more out of your paddling and time on the water with quality support, coaching and guidance. Follow this link for more information.


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Advanced sea kayak leader training (5*) & OWNTP
Advanced performance and leadership training, incl night navigation and Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning (theory). Plus leave with a clear action plan to take you forwards.
Wed 10 October - Sat 13 October
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Coaching the Mind (CtM) - 1/2 day's
This course has theory day and an on the water day. The first day is a mix of power point, active work shops and discussion. Introducing and expanding on the psychological aspects of performance coaching.

The day is aimed at the individual, to further assisted them as a performer, coach or leader. It will be delivered in an understandable and practical way which should shed some light on this large subject area.

This also means what ever activity you do, the day is relevant. Wether you climb, paddle white water, stand up paddle board or mountain bike. Performance Psychology can help you extend your self more, perform with confidence and provide powerful techniques for self and others.

The 2nd day is for Intermediate (top end) to advanced sea paddlers and will be on the water putting the techniques and coping strategies into practice, to assist in achieving your goals.
Sat 3 November - Sun 4 November
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Advanced sea kayak leader training (5*) & OWNTP
Advanced performance and leadership training, incl night navigation and Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning (theory). Plus leave with a clear action plan to take you forwards.
Mon 5 November - Thu 8 November
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Surf and tide races
Moving water and the exciting tide races that Anglesey offers. If windy, surf or a down wind run, if calm we will choose one of the many tide races to hone the skills.
Sat 24 November - Sun 25 November
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"I've just completed a two day 4* Sea kayak training course with Roger. Having been coached by Roger in the past, I choose to do this course with Roger because I knew I would get a great deal from the course. My expectations were certainly well and truly met"

Tavi Murray

"And I'm probably learning more from his mentoring now, as my paddling horizons expand, than ever before. I can't count how many questions I've asked... and he's answered. Roger has the knack of making that suggestion that radically changes your thinking and moves your paddling on in leaps and bounds."

Stella King

"There are a number of wonderful things about Roger. He has a very light touch in his coaching, and he's always smiling and encouraging you to relax into the enjoyment of the day"

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