BC 5 Star sea kayak training

Venue: Anglesey North Wales

30 August – 3 September 2017 (5 days): £350

1-5 November 2017 (5 days): £350 – SPACES

5-day courses include the BCU Open Water Navigation course
Coach: Student ratio – 1: 4

Surfing the tide race at North Stack Anglesey

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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;
incident management

• 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
leadership experience.

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.

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