These sessions will be based on the BC Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course (details here) that is a prerequisite for Sea Leader training. This will not be a BC certified course but will be delivered by two competent and experienced sea leaders. The course will be delivered in 3 sessions and participants should attend all three.
The aim of this course is to give paddlers the tools to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions.
This will include the following aspects:
This series of workshops is suitable for paddlers with some sea kayaking experience, probably at or around the 3* level, who are looking to improve their independence to plan and execute coastal trips. It will be particularly valuable for those aiming to achieve their Sea Leader award. Maximum 12 participants.
This series of workshops is open to Cumbrian paddlers – or friends of – with an interest in sea kayaking who would like to extend and develop their skills and experience.
Using a specific sea kayak is very important, so if you do not have one please borrow or hire one from a club or commercially. Cumbria Canoeists have three sea kayaks that are available for a small donation.
Personal paddling equipment, adequate gear, a change of clothes, food and drink for each day’s paddle are essential - Paddler Kit lists are available here.
Responsibility for camping and cooking each day will be left with the participants, but do not hesitate to ask for any further guidance.
Before you can book on any Cumbria Canoeist's event you must have completed a one time Paddler Registration.
Cost: £45 payable by BACS to “Cumbria Canoeists” Sort Code 01-08-93 A/C# 14482177. Please add your surname and the event reference as the BACS payment reference, and ensure your bank details are up to date in your Paddler Registration. This is to make sure we can track payments.
If you are not a member of British Canoeing, we have to arrange membership equivalent liability insurance cover for you for on the water session (applies to all participants and guides). The cost is £5 per person per event; Alternatively, we would encourage BC adult membership at £45 or £65 for a couple per annum. Please add the insurance charge to the event fee payment.
Places are allocated on a "payment received" basis and the booking status is indicated at the top of this page.