Venue: Anglesey North Wales
12-14 September 2017 (3 days: £225) – SPACES
– all courses include BC Coastal Navigation award
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.