Using the stunning North Wales coastline, sea kayaking around Anglesey, we find the right location so you get more form your time on the water on your course.
For those sea kayakers who wish to be trained in the skills necessary to lead other paddlers in a Moderate tidal water environment with sea state 4. The course will cover surfing, controlled landings, rocky landings, incident management, assisted and self rescues, action centred leadership, positioning, decision making, risk and benefit assessments, performance paddling, top tips and handy hints and address your wants and needs. Time will also be created to include the creation of a detailed action plan to assist you towards an assessment.
The 4* sea kayak leader award, now called the Moderate water sea kayak leader, looks much the same structurally to the Advanced (5*) sea kayak award, but the personal skills and leadership reflect an easier paddling environment. The 3 - 5 days include the Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning award (CNTP) ... read more...
For those sea kayakers who wish to be trained in the skills necessary to lead other paddlers in a Moderate tidal water environment with sea state 4.
The assessment will include personal paddling skills, making decision, risk & benefit assessments, tidal planning & navigation, rescues and management and leadership of a group of 4 paddlers in Moderate conditions. All of the above will be covered using the fantastic locations that Anglesey, North Wales has to offer ...read more...
Training can be over over 4 or 5 days and include's night navigation, Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning (a 1 day theory course) and more time to explore techniques, polish skills, paddle in varied conditions without cramming it all in.
Successful performance at this level indicates that you have a high level of performance and knowledge, personal skill and leadership in advanced situations. This is a leadership award and the appropriate training for paddlers who wish to lead groups of other paddlers in appropriate locations in advanced tidal waters and dynamic weather conditions typified by the climate of the British Isles.
The advanced sea kayak leader (what was known as the 5* sea kayak leader award) has the skills, ablity and judgement to choose appropriate trips for a range of levels. This course is for paddlers who journey on the sea in areas where tidal races, headlands, open crossings, swell and challenging coastlines will be encountered.
The course will cover surfing, controlled landings, rocky landings, incident management, assisted and self rescues, action centred leadership, positioning, decision making, risk and benefit assessments, performance paddling, top tips and handy hints and address your wants and needs. Time will also be created to include the creation of a detailed action plan to assist you towards an assessment and continued development.
Further information on the specifics of the award and a 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.
About 3 weeks before the 5 star assessment course an open book theory paper, will be sent to you, so you can research and gather your answers. The assessment will most likely begin on Saturday morning with an open water navigation paper, and over the 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 your personal skills. There will be a night navigation paddle on Saturday.
Prior to assessment you ned to have complted a Leadership Registration (LR) form, which is valid for 1 year from application and a registered stamped photocopy needs to be forwarded to me before booking on this assessment.
For details of the syllabus and a leadership Registration (LR) form have a look at the BC guidance notes here
"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"
"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"
"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."