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This three day non-residential course is based out of Glenuig Hall.
As well as working towards your Sea Kayak Leader and developing your skills this course also includes the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course.
This course is all about meeting your development needs. We’ll look at the leadership and rescue skills required to lead groups of sea kayaks on coastal journeys with winds up to force 4 and up to 2 knots of tidal flow. We’ll also help you to develop your own paddling skills.
We’ll make sure you’ll leave the course with a detailed picture of the assessment standard, a development plan to get you to that level and a firm grasp of what the assessment should involve.
To help you work towards your BC Sea Kayak Leader, which qualifies you to lead groups of sea kayaks in moderate conditions.
To get the most out of this course, you’ll already be comfortable paddling your sea kayak in winds up to force 4, waves up to 1m and tidal flow up to 2 knots.
The three day, non-residential training course is based out of Glenuig on the West coast. We’ll look at all the skills required to lead groups of sea kayaks in winds of up to force 4 and tidal flow up to 2 knots. We’ll also spend time discovering how to deal with (and how to avoid) incidents and rescues. We’ll also cover the BC Sea Kayak Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course; our venue at Glenuig Hall gives us a great opportunity to look at tides and weather in the classroom and then head out onto the water to experience them for real.
|Date20/05/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£285.00||Places|
|Date14/10/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£285.00||Places|
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Use of kit – please let us know in advance what kit you’d like to borrow from us
This is a non-residential course. There’s a wide range of accommodation available locally. The Glenuig Inn is on our doorstep, with a range of hotels and campsites over in Arisiag, a bunkhouse in Mallaig and plenty of laybys to park a camper van along the side of Loch Ailort. In the village hall we’ll have access to toilets, showers and a small kitchen. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover your accommodation costs in the unlikely event that we have to cancel the course.
We’ll meet you at Glenuig Hall at 0900 on the first day of the course. On the first two days we’ll have classroom sessions running on into the evening. The course will be finished by 17.00 on the final day.
At this level you’re likely to have some of your own kit, but we do have a wide range of appropriate equipment available to borrow from our stores, including;
We do not have VHF radios / PLBs / Flares available to borrow. These are not essential for this course but by the time of your assessment you will need at least a VHF and 2 other viable methods of getting help.
If you need to borrow a sea kayak or other equipment from our stores, please let us know in advance of the course!
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.