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Sea kayak coaching week

24th June - 30th June 2017

Sea kayak coaching week

Join us in Skopelos for some fun in the sun

sea kayak coaching week

Sea kayak coaching week

  • Sea kayak coaching week will be held at our base in Glossa on Skopelos island, Greece.
  • Join us from 27th May to 1st June 2017 for our coaching week.
  • New dates 24 – 30 June 2017
  • We offer coaching for all ages and abilities.
  • New for 2017 will be surf ski lessons!

Coaching week contents

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We will be working on the following during the sea kayak coaching week

  • New for 2017 – Surf Ski sessions

Surf Skis are full blown racing boats, fast, unstable and loads of fun! They are a sit on top design so when you combine that with the warm clear water of the Aegean sea falling off is all part of the fun!

For the full experience why not try out a set of wing paddles!

  • Forward paddling

Forward paddling is the most used stroke but probably the least practiced. Most of us get our kayaking moving forward in a relatively straight line and then move onto making fancy turns and tricks.

During our sea kayak coaching week we will have forward paddling work shops looking at how you can improve and change this most fundamental of strokes depending on conditions and equipment.

  • Boat handling

Of course we’re not going to forget the fancy stuff, we will work on boat handling in rocks, sea caves and rough water.

  • Rescues

We will look at self and peer rescues in a wide variety of environments.

  • Rolling classes

If you have a roll and want to improve or want to learn how to roll your kayak the we will have something for you.

We will look at the roll in detail and look at rolling in different environments and conditions.

  • British Canoeing 4 star sea kayak training

This is the perfect award for those that are looking to lead groups at sea.

We are also running the coastal navigation and tidal planning course.

Click here to see the 4 star syllabus

  • British Canoeing 3 star sea assessment

For those of you that feel ready, we will run a 3 star assessment, you can use this week to prepare for this assessment.

Click here to see the 3 star sea kayak syllabus

  • British Canoeing 1 star

This award is aimed at adults who want to get started in paddle sport, learn the basics and have fun!

  • British Canoeing coastal navigation and tidal planning course

This course is great for understanding tides, weather and using maps and charts to plan sea trips. It is also a pre requisite for the 4 star leader award.

See more information about the Coastal Navigation and Tidal planning course

  • Coach mentoring

If you are already a kayak coach or are thinking of becoming a coach we will also be running mentoring sessions so you can have a go at coaching while being observed by a higher level coach who will be able to give feedback, helping you to improve and become more confident.

  • Paddlepower

Courses from British Canoeing aimed at children under 16.

Learn more about Paddlepower

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What’s included

  • Sea kayak, paddles, buoyancy aid, spray deck, towlines, navigation equipment and helmet (if required).
  • Lunch is buffet style prepared fresh each day, we try to use local produce as far as possible including fresh fruit, vegetables, bread. We can also cater for special dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten free.
  • Drinking water.
  • Mask and Snorkel.
  • Neil your coach is qualified to BCU 5 Star sea kayak leader, Level 2 coach with moderate water endorsement, 1 star, 2 star, 3 star and Paddlepower assessor and also holds the RYA Yachmaster award and current first aid certificate.
  • We also bring a waterproof camera to capture the action! We then send the photos to you by email at a later date.

Prices

Prices include a buffet style lunch and your kayaking equipment

First aid, communication and safety equipment is carried by your coach

The price is €60 per coaching day for adults and €50 per day for under 16s

3 star sea kayak assessment €80 plus €40 for the certificate from British Canoeing (optional)

Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course €70

Discounts available for family and group bookings

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