BRITISH CANOE UNION

Coastal Navigation & Open Water Tidal Planning Course

ROYAL YACHTING ASSOCIATION

Marine Radio (VHF) Operator Certificate of Competence Course

 
These three, one day classroom based courses will cover the theoretical aspects and pre assessment requirements of the BCU 4 Star (Coastal Navigation) and/or the 5 Star (Open Water) sea kayak awards.

 
The RYA certificated VHF operators course covers all aspects of the use of Short Wave communication on the sea, and is now a pre-requisite for BCU 4 Star assessment.

 
Participants may attend one, both or all three days. However anyone wishing to undertake journey’s on the sea using a kayak or small boat would find the technical and theoretical aspects not only useful, but essential for safe travel in the marine environment!

 
BCU Four Star, Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Theory Course

The aim of the course is to provide you with the technical skills to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions

 
BCU Five Star Open Water & Tidal Planning Theory Course

The aim of the course is to provide you with the technical skills to plan and navigate effectively on open water in advanced sea conditions.

 
RYA Marine Radio (VHF) Operator Certificate of Competence Course

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

 

2013 COURSE DATES


Coastal Navigation & Open Water Tidal Planning Training Course

12th & 13th January 2013             Based in Nottingham

 
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Training Course

20th January 2013                Based in London

 
Coastal Navigation & Open Water Tidal Planning Training Course
26th & 27th January 2013             Based in Felixstowe

RYA VHF Operators Certificate – Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Course
9th & 10th February 2013             Based at Whitwell Creek, Rutland Water

 
Coastal Navigation & Open Water Tidal Planning Training Course
23rd & 24th March 2013                Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

 
Coastal Navigation & Open Water Tidal Planning Training Course
8th & 9th April 2013               Based in Brixham, South West.

 
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Training Course
17th May 2013                       Based in Oban, Scotland

 
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning Training Course
28th August 2013                 Based in Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight (post Symposium)

 
Coastal Navigation & Open Water Tidal Planning Training Course
25th & 27th November 2013             Based in Oban, Scotland

 
If these dates are unsuitable or you would prefer a course for your club members, a group of friends or have any questions do not hesitate to contact the course tutor:-

Howard Jeffs British Canoe Union Level 5 Sea Coach and National Trainer
howardjeffs@btinternet.com Mobile 0774-0554618

 
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