BC Sea Kayak Leader, about the award.
The 3 day training was earlier called the BCU 4* training award. This is a "Weather Island Edition" which means we'll visit the Weather Islands one days of the training to get some exiting and dynamic conditions for the training. We'll get a boat ride there from Grebbestad with the old fishing boat "Donalda"
The BC Sea Kayak Leader award ( earlier 4 star training award) is a leadership award and the training is very much about taking care of a group and guide them in a safe and efficient way on the water. On the Paddelsport Leader ( earlier 3 star training) individuals are a strong part of the group but on the BC Sea Kayak Leader you will be the leader and make all the decisions
During the 3 days you will get professional coaching in personal skills, problem solving and strategies for trip - and tidal planning. We'll deal with incident management and rescues like rough water rescues, contact tows, self rescue and techniques for towing a sea sick or injured paddler longer distances. We'll also cover good communication and discuss how to position yourself towards the group as a part of a dynamic leadership skill.
Even tough the award will take place in a more dynamic environment than the Paddelsport Leader award remember that it's still only a training and you're here to learn from occasional mistakes. Many people see the award as a way to become a stronger paddler and you don't need to have the assessment as a goal in the future to join the course.
What is the BC
BC is "British Canoeing" earlier it was named BCU "British Canoe Union" - an international certification system for kayak coaches and sea kayak leaders.
To take part in this BC Sea Kayak Leader award you should have intermediate personal skills. It should not be the first time you do rescues and you need to feel comfortable in wind and waves of a moderate size. Important however to remember is that you really don't need to be a professional but you must be interested in personal development and leadership. The course is perfect for you either working in the industry or working as a leader in the local kayak club or aiming to get a better over all knowledge of sea kayaking.
20-22 of July 2018
- 3 days of coaching and guiding by BCU Level 5 coach Nick Cunliffe
- Certificate for taking part of the " Coastal navigation and tidal planning"
- Kayak and equipment is not included but you're welcome to contact us for any kit you'll need to rent for the days.
Every day starts at 09.00 until apx 17.00 day 3 and it will be a mixture of practical skills on the wate and trip planning skills in camp on an island.
- Boat ride from/back to Grebbestad 1 day - meeting op at 08.30 am that day.
(Price pr person )