BC 4 Star sea kayak training

Venue: Anglesey North Wales

12-14 September 2017 (3 days: £225) – SPACES

– all courses include BC Coastal Navigation award

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This is a great opportunity to enjoy a dedicated intensive training course that will act as excellent preparation for the British Canoeing 4 Star sea kayak leader award.

Coach: candidate ratio – 1: 4

The BC 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader award is designed for leaders of groups of 4-5 paddlers on 6-8 mile / 3 hour journeys in moderate tidal waters with winds not exceeding force 4 / sea state 4.

The training course will cover the following core areas:
Personal boat handling skills in sea kayaks
Leadership training in moderate sea conditions
Safety & rescue techniques in moderate sea conditions
Coastal navigation skills (practical afloat & shore-based classroom)

The BC 3 Star sea kayak award is the appropriate level of
performance  to attend BC 4 Star sea kayak training. If you do not hold this award, you may still complete the training course – please
contact us to verify your readiness to attend the course.

The course will be practical and active – be ready to spend full days outdoors and afloat. You should be suitably equipped for cold weather and immersion.

There is a BC fee for the Coastal Navigation certificate, payable at the course. Please bring £5 (BC members) or £10 (non-members).

The BC 4 Star sea kayak leader training course does not include an assessment component. Feedback on performance, and readiness for a future assessment, will be offered during and at the end of the training course, in an individual review.

There is no BC registration fee to attend BC 4 Star leader training. The application process for assessment (BC LR Form) will be
explained during the training course.

Download British Canoeing 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Info