The aim of this course is to develop your seamanship skills, by teaching you more sophisticated tidal prediction techniques, weather forecasting and interpretations and developing your general awareness in an advanced sea environment.By the end of this one day course you will have the skills to allow you to plan sea kayaking trips anywhere around the coastline of the UK to include advanced tidal locations and open crossings.
This course is a pre-requisite for the 5 Star Leader Award in sea kayaking.
Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning - Equipment Information
Paddlesports has been voted the fastest growing water-sport in the UK for the 4th year running and we are proud at sportscotland Cumbrae to be at the heart of these developments. The centre is in a perfect location for Sea Kayaking and we have a wide range of modern equipment from some the UK’s leading manufactures including P&H Sea Kayaks & Werner Paddles. Our coaching team are all experts in seamanship & navigation and are at hand to offer supportive learning throughout this classroom based course.
As well as charts and suitable publications, we will supply pencils, plotters and dividers. You are of course welcome to use any of your own equipment, just run this past your coaching team. Time will be spent on this course talking through which publications are a “must have” and which ones which we can leave on the bookshelf.
Plastic. The time is right to highlight the devastating effect that plastic is having on our fragile marine environment. In an effort to reduce this burden we are making small steps and ask that our customers refrain from bringing plastic bags or plastic bottles on this course. Pack lunches will be provided and opportunities to fill up water bottles and flasks will be given at the start of the course.×