Which course is for me?

Level: Introduction

Details

No previous experience required

Comparative BC Course

Paddle Start/ Discover/ Explore

Rolling:

No Rolling

Environment (Ideal conditions)

Flat or protected water

No experience neccessary – be fairly fit and comfortable swimming or floating (assisted by a flotation device) in deep water.

Level: INTROmediate

Details

Some basic paddle experience/skills required

Comparative BC Course

Paddle Explore

Rolling:

No Rolling

Environment (Ideal conditions)

Calm waters, light wind, small chop/surf

You should have done a capsize drill or be comfortable with a capsize. Ideally you will have done an introduction course. You will know how to move forward and backwards and turn. You don`t need to know how to roll or handle conditions. You should be ready to learn support strokes and to perform different rescues.

Level: Intermediate

Details

Developing your skills in conditions

Comparative BC Course

Sea Kayak award

Rolling:

No/Yes - If No, want to learn?

Environment (Ideal conditions)

Force 3, tidal stream 1knt, surf up to 1m

You don`t need to know how to roll but should be either learning or ready to learn. You should have support strokes to keep you stable in moderate conditions. You should be able to perform a deep water rescue effectively and ready to learn a variety of towing and rescue techniques. You should be able to paddle for 25km if booking into an expedition with us.

Level: Advanced I

Details

Leadership in intermediate conditions. Skills in advanced conditions

Comparative BC Course

Coastal Sea Kayak Award

Rolling:

Yes, in calm waters

Environment (Ideal conditions)

Force 4, tidal stream 2+knts, surf up to 1.5m, coastal conditions

You should be happy with your roll in calm waters. You should have a variety of rescues and be comfortable and familiar with the use of a towline.

You should be able to lead in intermediate conditions. You should have a confident roll in intermediate conditions. You should be happy landing through surf of up to 1.5m and ready to learn leadership in advanced conditions.

Level: Advanced II

Details

Skills and leadership in advanced conditions

Comparative BC Course

Advanced Sea Kayak Award

Rolling:

Yes in intermediate conditions

Environment (Ideal conditions)

Force 4 and above, tidal stream 3knts, surf 1.5+m, coastal and open water environment

Contact Us

Please give us a call if you have any queries or wish to discuss any of our courses or expeditions:

0044 (0)1326 250889 (office)
0044 (0) 7555 763695 (Shaun Rodgers)
0044 (0) 7901 511099 (Geoff Cater)

Sea Kayaking Cornwall, Tregedna Farm, Maenporth, TR11 5HL