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The BCU Sea Kayak Award replaces the old BCU 3 Star award and is a crucial step in a paddler’s development. Achieving this award signifies that you have transitioned from a novice to an intermediate paddler.
This two day training is designed to assist you in achieving that transition. As such it is an intermediate sea kayak course. This course does not start with the basics, but rather seeks to improve existing skills for experienced kayakers who are ready to move up to the next level. If you have been paddling for a while, or are planning a sea kayaking adventure, these two days are an excellent way to refine skills and build confidence.
An individual who has achieved the Sea Kayak Award is able to make use of a variety of strokes, maneuvers and rescues.
Participants will train on efficient forward paddling, maneuvering on the move, and linking strokes into maneuvers. Basic understanding of navigation with some information on tides and currents are also covered in this course. I think the best trainings are fun. So I include games and scenarios as an essential part of the learning process.
The training will take place over two days. We'll be on the move as on a journey and will be off site for most of each day. Bring a packed lunch, a helmet, a tow belt and a smile!
At the end the training Bonnie and Pam will sit down with you, offer you their perspective on your performance and assist you in developing a plan to further develop as a sea kayaker!