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|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Tuesday 28th May, 2019||Sunday 2nd Jun 2019||2 days (Starts Tuesday at 7.30pm)|
|Friday 5th Jul, 2019||Sunday 7th Jul 2019||2 days (COURSE FULL)|
|Friday 13th Sep, 2019||Sunday 15th Sep 2019||2 days (COURSE CLOSED)|
|Sunday 22nd Sep, 2019||Tuesday 24th Sep 2019||2 days (Starts Sunday @ 7.30 p.m.)|
For this 4 Star Leader Award Training (Sea Kayak) course the pre-requistes are as follows:
Tollymore’s location between Carlingford and Strangford Lough allows us easy access to a number of locations enabling us to select the most suitable conditions on the day. This 4 Star Leader Award Training (Sea Kayak) course is designed to prepare students for their 4 Star Leader Assessment.
Achieving your 4 Star is recognition of having the skill level and understanding to lead other competent paddlers on sections of moderate waters.
The 4 Star is an ideal award for those club paddlers who are leading club trips. The 4 star is also a prerequisite to attending your Level 2 Coach Moderate Endorsement.
The training will run over three days in order to include the Coastal Navigation module but students can attend Friday evening/Saturday/Sunday only for their 4 Star training only. Most of the ‘on the water activity’ will take place in a moderate environment. The course will focus on the following key areas:
Application of sea kayaking handling skills to the moderate environment such as:
Safety and rescue such as:
Trip planning such as:
Group management such as:
This 4 Star Leader Award Training (Sea Kayak) course is aimed at those wishing to develop the necessary skills to lead journeys in a moderate environment – up to and including force 3 open water.
The 4 Star Leader Award is a prerequisite for those level 2 coaches wishing to attain their moderate endorsement.
The day will be spent journeying along the coast.
Our final day will also be spent afloat focusing on navigation, rescue skills and incident management including capsizes in arrange of environments, dealing with a leaking boat and self rescue skills.
Return to Centre at 4.00pm for review, before departing.
The programme is flexible and some sessions may be moved around to get the best out of the prevailing weather conditions and individual student needs.
The following list is of equipment we recommend you bring. All essential equipment is available from our extensive stores. We advise you not to rush out and buy kit for the course, but use it as a chance to find out what would best suit your needs. If you do have any of your own equipment do bring it along, however our staff will be required to vet for suitability any equipment brought such as buoyancy aids and helmets. You should bring the following personal equipment with you: Footwear – wet suit boots, thermal tops, warm outdoor wear (fleece is ideal), hat, gloves, small first aid kit, vacuum flask, personal medication, notebook and pen.
Our equipment stores are by far the best around with a stock of over 100 boats from across the range of models so there are plenty to choose from! If you are thinking of buying a boat come along and ‘try before you buy’ and also get unbiased expert advice from our staff on the most suitable equipment for you.
Again participants are encouraged to bring any of their own personal equipment so they get the opportunity to be coached using the equipment they are most familiar with.
The 4 Star Leader Award Training (Sea Kayak) course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, food and accommodation.
Course accommodation will be in shared twin ensuite rooms. If you would prefer not to share a room, single occupancy may be available for an additional charge.