Advanced (5 Star) Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

North Wales - £180

 

 

During the two days we will cover as many aspects of the Advanced (5*) Syllabus as time and conditions allow. This will be done in advanced tidal waters, in winds of force 5 and tidal streams over 3 knots. You will be assessed leading a group of fellow paddlers of about 4* standard. For a definitive list of all that you may be asked to do please go to the links below to both the 5* syllabus and assessor notes.

 

About 2-3 weeks before the assessment course an open book theory paper, will be sent to you, so you can research and gather your answers. 

 

The assessment may begin on Friday night with an open water navigation paper, and the following two days you will be assessed on your ability and decision making to lead a group in advanced tidal waters and dynamic weather conditions, incident management and personal skills. There will be a night navigation paddle on Saturday.

 

 

Please ensure that you have logged at least the minimum pre-assessment experience, as outlined the relevant BC notes for guidance and ensure you leave enough time to apply for the Leadership Registration (LR). This form is valid for 1 year from application and a registered stamped photocopy needs to be forwarded to me before booking on this assessment.

 

Information and the LR form can be found here.

 

 

 

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If windy, surf or a down wind run, if calm we will choose one of the many tide races to hone the skills.

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