Price £230 (does not include accommodation) Book Now
|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Monday 10th Jun, 2019||Wednesday 12th Jun 2019||3 days (Starts 7.30pm)|
|Friday 25th Oct, 2019||Sunday 27th Oct 2019||3 days (Starts 7.30pm)|
You must have a stamped Leadership Registration Form (LR) from the CANI office. These can be downloaded from the CANI website and must be submitted to CANI for approval at least 3 weeks before the course commences to ensure you have it back in time. Your LR form is valid for 1 year.
If you come to the course without a LR form you will be unable to take part in the assessment and will forfeit your course fee.
Tollymore has been running Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Award / 5 Star trainings and assessments for over 15 years. We run our courses on our North coast utilising the Benbane Head, The Causeway, the many surf beaches and of course the many tide races found off Rathlin. Our 5 Stars are also planned to coincide with Spring Tides to take advantage of the most reliable conditions available on the day.
The Advnced Leader Award is intended for paddlers who journey on the sea in areas where tidal races, headlands, open crossings, swell and challenging coastlines may be encountered. The award should be accessible to all those people who journey on the sea and should not be seen as the preserve of a few elite performers. It is envisaged that the average club member canoeing regularly, should be able to obtain this award within three years of starting to paddle.
A variety of skills will be assessed over the weekend, including:
– Planning journeys along exposed coastlines free from landings and open water crossings
– Boat handling skills in advanced water, rolling in rough water, self rescue, boat control in tidal races, coping with wind, negotiating reefs, etc
– Correctly applying a range of leadership styles and group management strategies
– Application of safety and rescue skills
– Use of equipment appropriate to this environment, tow lines, flares, boat repair
– Surf landings, rock hoping, incident management.
If you are an active sea paddler looking to develop your knowledge and skills in an advanced sea environment then this is the course for you. This course will help you develop the necessary skills to safely lead and journey in an advanced sea environment.
Please check out the CANI website for full syllabus.
At this level candidate are expected to attend the assessment fully equipped to lead and take care of a group in advanced conditions. If you are having any difficulties with equipment logistics do contact the centre to discuss.
Course fee includes equipment and coaching. The course fee DOES NOT include food and accommodation or governing body fees.
Tollymore will advise course participants of the location of the assessment and the hostel base.