Venue: Anglesey North Wales
4-6 April 2017 (3 days): £225 – SPACES
3-day course, not inc. Open Water Navigation
19-23 April 2017 (5 days): £350 – 1 SPACE REMAINING
30 August – 3 September 2017 (5 days): £350 – SPACES
April & September courses: based on Anglesey
5-day courses include the BCU Open Water Navigation course
Coach: Student ratio – 1: 4
Join our dedicated 5-day British Canoeing 5 Star sea kayak training courses that cover all elements of this advanced leadership award. Why try to cram a huge amount of training content into a hurried weekend? This course will allow the time to properly address the key areas of personal skills, leadership, safety & rescue and trip planning/navigation.
Based at Anglesey Outdoors – www.angleseyoutdoors.com –
we will make best use of the fantastic North Wales coastline,
selecting suitable training venues according to each day’s weather
conditions. You’re free to use whatever accommodation base you prefer – but we will meet at Anglesey Outdoors each morning.
The accommodation base offers private rooms, bunkhouse, camping and yurt options – and features its own onsite pub!
The training programme will be tailored to the weather and tidal conditions of the week and will include:
• Personal skills training to develop boat handling skills in more
challenging conditions – training venues will include exposure to wind and waves, tide races and/or surf conditions
• Practical leadership training – strategies for different groups and situations; leadership tools for more challenging coastal
environments; group management in more advanced journeys;
• Problem avoidance/solving – safety and rescue training in more challenging conditions; more advanced sea states, tide races, surf zones
• Trip planning and navigation skills – this 5-day course will include the BC open water navigation & tidal planning course
• Night navigation/group leadership exercise
There will be plenty of time on this course to develop your skills and experience in a wide variety of sea kayaking situations. If you are planning to proceed to a future BC 5 Star assessment, we will
provide a detailed review of your readiness for the award, and will work with you to create an agreed action plan for a successful 5 Star assessment.
If you’re not interested in the BC 5 Star sea kayak leader award, this training week is nevertheless an excellent course for any sea kayaker wishing to develop their independence, safety and
The 5-day course fee is competitively priced at the equivalent of two weekends of training – five days for the price of four!
Previous experience: you must be at the standard and experience of the BC 4 Star sea kayak leader award.