For those who are interested in leading kayakers into adventurous ocean conditions! A good leader can assess the skill and confidence of their group members, can assess their environment, can choose suitable environments for their group, and is well prepared to contend with any mishaps or incidents quickly and efficiently.
This course will include a little of everything: rock garden play, journey, incident management, and leadership skills!
We will largely follow the syllabus of British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader award, but it is NOT only for those interested in obtaining certification. This BC document will give you more details about the certification standards if that is your goal. Participants who want to register this as an "official" BC Sea Kayak Leader Training, must have taken the BC "Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning" Course.
Topics will focus on assessment skills (of both group members and conditions), and incident management/rescues in rock garden and wind. Participants should be at ease in winds of 16-20 knots and breaking waves up to 3' and should be able to roll most of the time in flat water.