Courses, Expeditions & Availability

I regularly update our program and list of courses for the forthcoming season.

Check regularly for updates and my availability. However we are more than happy to tailor a course for your specific requirements. Please do feel free to contact us for a no-obligation chat about how we could put together the perfect trip or course for you!

My Winter and Spring program can be downloaded here.    To see reviews from my Autumn courses click here.

To book a Winter course download the form here.    To book a Spring course download the form here.

Landlubbers, Landlocked Winter Sea Kayak Program
(But useful to most people who paddle small boats!)

All courses are £75 per day except British Canoeing “Camp Craft & Expedition Skills” and all will be based at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.
The “Camp Craft & Expedition Skills” course will involve an overnight camp, “on-site”, on the evening of Saturday 23rd February, and the fee is £92.50 (incl.camping fee and camp dinner and breakfast)
Overnight camping may be available (additional cost) for those wishing to stay for both days on any of the weekends or stay over on Friday night prior to a course or Sunday night after a course.
A discount of £5 per course will apply to any 2 or more courses booked by the same participant. Only 1 free SKANA per participant (Nav courses only). Additional fees apply for BC and ISKGA courses.

12th January 2019
British Canoeing “Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning” (incl. SKANA)
13th January 2019
British Canoeing “Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning” (incl.SKANA)

26th January 2019
International Sea Kayak Guides Association “Sea Survival Skills”
27th January 2019
“Smash & Bash” canoe & kayak repair workshop

9th February 2019
British Canoeing “Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning” (incl. SKANA)
10th February 2019
“Smash & Bash” canoe & kayak repair workshop

23rd February 2019
British Canoeing Guide Module “Camp Craft & Expedition Skills”
24th February 2019
British Canoeing Guide Module “Trip Planning & Organisation”

Spring Courses

Following the success of the Autumn 2018 courses based on Anglesey, we are offering again this 9-day, comprehensive and intensive Sea Kayak Development Program. All courses will be based in north Pembrokeshire for the whole period and one night of the Sea Kayak Leader Training week will be spent “under canvas”. The costs stated cover the coaching fee only & do not include any BC, LNT, ISKGA admin/certificate/provider fees or food, accommodation, transport or equipment hire. Places are limited to 6 participants only (apart from the CN&TP), so book early to avoid disappointment!

BC Sea Kayak Award Training and Assessment (3*) – 6th and 7th April
This course is aimed at up and coming Sea Kayak Award paddlers looking to improve their sea paddling skills on moderate water and, as an option, take the assessment. Over the weekend we will cover the Sea Kayak Award and Assessment.
Cost: £140 (coaching fee only)
Max. coach to participant ratio: 1:6

BC Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning – 8th April
This one-day course covers the ‘Relevant Safety Training’ pre-requirement of the BC “Sea Kayak Leader” award and is a ‘must have’ for anyone embarking on self-led coastal sea trips
BC Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning
Cost: £75 (incl.SKANA)

BC Sea Kayak Leader Training, Coastal Sea Kayak Award and ISKGA training – 9th to 12th April
This intensive course is aimed at Sea Kayak Award Level (3*) paddlers looking to extend their paddling skills into more challenging conditions, or lead trips within a club or ‘mates’ paddle environment, or contemplating working in the industry.
During the week, we will be working on Dynamic Water, Coastal and Tidal Navigation, BC Guide Modules, Leave No Trace, Surf Training and ISKGA Incident Management.
Participants may be able to stay on for the following weekend (13th and 14th April) at no additional coaching charge if they wish to be ‘guinea pigs’ for those taking the Sea Kayak Leader Assessment.
BC “Sea Kayak Leader Training” (formally 4 Star Leadership Training)
BC “Coastal Sea Kayak Award” (formally 4 Star Personal Skills)
BC Guide Modules
Camp Craft & Expedition Skills
Trip Planning & Organisation
International Sea Kayak Guides Association “Fundamentals Level 3”
Leave No Trace
Cost: £285 for the four days. £345 for five days including CN&TP (no SKANA)
Max. coach to participant ratio: 1:6
Book Sea Kayak Award, CN&TP and Sea Kayak Leader courses for £440 (Cost covers Coaching fee only)

Sea Kayak Leader Assessment and Coastal Sea Kayak Award – 13th and 14th April

This weekend will cover the requirements of the BC Sea Kayak Leader Assessment and Coastal Sea Kayak Award. Please check you have the prerequisites before booking the assessment.
Even if a candidate is unsuccessful in the Sea Kayak Leader Assessment, they may still qualify for the Coastal Sea Kayak Award.
Sea Kayak Leader Syllabus
Cost:    £185 (assessment fee only) £140 (Coastal Sea Kayak Award)
Max. coach to participant ratio: 1:4

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Kayaking expedition to western Greenland

DISKO Bay – a UNESCO world Heritage site

Due to the great interest shown in the 2018 Greenland expeditions, I am delighted to announce that I will be running 2 trips in Summer 2019!

For more information follow this link Greenland Summer 2019

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