Sea Kayak Leader training: Cumbria

Foreboding skies and sub zero temperatures greeted us at Roa Island on Saturday for the first day of a Sea Kayak Leader training course.  Well wrapped up we headed out into the 2 knot current to practice group management and navigation in the December chill.  Steve supported the candidates to explore a range of appropriate approaches over the day with plenty of Sea Leader level challenge provided by the conditions.  Day 2 saw us at St. Bees after an overnight temperature of -8!  Fortunately, the sun shone and it crept above freezing to allow us an excellent day along this spectacular cliff coastline.  We covered appropriate equipment and boat set up, leading and managing clients on rocky shores, dealing with distant surf breaks and dumping surf, personal paddling as well as a range of incident and rescue situations.  Another fulsome day!

If you are interested in improving your sea kayaking or in working towards sea kayak qualifications, whatever your standard, Steve will be pleased to hear from you and happy to help.  Get in touch on 07796 213817 and