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Burf
River Runner


Joined: 15 Sep 2013
Posts: 68

Post Sea kayaking training Reply with quote
I don’t know how many of you know, but the club has a number of its own sea kayaks. These are there for club members to use. Paddling on the sea is different to running a river and requires a number of different skills and knowledge, wind, tide etc.

The club has been given the opportunity to get some training from an experienced sea kayak coach. This is to help with experience and knowledge of paddling on the sea, and to help get people up to a standard to lead club sea trips.

If you are interested in improving your skills or having a go and getting into sea kayaking please put your name on this post. You would need to be of 2 star level to come on the training, so when you leave your post please state what level kayaker you are any experience you have in sea kayaking and if you have your own boat or not.

The club is planning to run more sea trips next year, so if you are interested in sea kayaking or having a go let us know.
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:10 am View user's profile Send private message
Piers Glen
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 01 May 2013
Posts: 12
Location: Congresbury

Post Sea kayaking Reply with quote
I am definitely interested in both the skills coaching and trips. I have my 2* and a fair bit of trip experience - including flat holm and good length trips around Devon and Dorset coasts with Jim Hayward. I have a Point 65 Nemo 12 foot kayak which although not a full length sea boat has coped well with all sea trips mentioned. I intend to try out some of the club sea boats, but being very tall can't fit in them all!
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:41 pm View user's profile Send private message
Kelvyn
Boater


Joined: 23 Nov 2009
Posts: 45
Location: Churchill

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Hi Burf, I am interested and would like to have a go. I have the 2* and no experience of sea kayaking also I don't have a sea kayak. Cheers Kelvyn.
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:34 pm View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
leonie.w
Creeker


Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 120

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Hey, good news! Very Happy

I have my 2* and do a fair bit of sea paddling, but I've only had a day's training and would love to do more.

I have my own boat. It would be great so see the club boats on the water but they will need some work first; skegs, thigh braces etc...

If anyone does enjoy sea paddling, there is a pretty active group of paddlers in our area. I bumped into Jim and Piers on Sunday when I was on an overnight trip with 11 paddlers from 5 local clubs!
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:42 am View user's profile Send private message
Steve Hawkings
River Runner


Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 98
Location: WSM

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Count me in please John - I'm really interested in doing some sea kayak training and some trips (both day trips and overnighters).

I have 3* kayak and I've done some sea kayak training a few years ago with Craig Steadman. Also done about 4 or 5 sea trips South Devon / Dorset using club boats.

I would really benefit from some more training as I'd like to be able to organise some sea trips in the future when I have enough expertise!

Cheers

Steve
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:01 pm View user's profile Send private message
Jim Hayward
Boater


Joined: 05 Jun 2014
Posts: 23
Location: Winscombe

Post Sea Kayaking Reply with quote
Very keen to get more day trips and expeditions organised. Qualified as level 3 coach inland and sea. Own boat etc.
Hoping to get out for a sea paddle this weekend if anyone is interested ~ Good forecast ~ trip to suit abilities
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:24 pm View user's profile Send private message
Burf
River Runner


Joined: 15 Sep 2013
Posts: 68

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Thanks for the reply so far, we will see how many more replys we get over the next week or so and then we will start to arrange things.
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:15 am View user's profile Send private message
leonie.w
Creeker


Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 120

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Exciting! Who have you got coaching and when are you thinking of?
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:09 pm View user's profile Send private message
Neil H
Boater


Joined: 19 Apr 2012
Posts: 52
Location: Blagdon

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Hi Burf,
Thanks for looking into this, I would also be very interested.
I have my 2*, but only limited experience in sea kayaking.
Cheers
Neil
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:18 pm View user's profile Send private message
Helen W
River Runner


Joined: 12 Feb 2008
Posts: 95

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From the interest to this post and talking to club members recently there seems to be a lot of sacc members who would like to do more in paddling on the sea.

I was chatting to a coach while on holiday about how it is very difficult to find leaders who can run club trips now that a lot of the old level three coaches have moved on. Several years ago we had several regular sea trips each summer but over the last few years we have only been able to offer limited trips due to there being few people with the necessary experience to lead on the sea.

He suggested the possibility of arranging some training along the lines of the leadership part of the old level three sea coach course to help paddlers who are perhaps already competent leaders on rivers to gain the skills to lead on the sea.

So if there is anyone out there who is about four star level and would like to improve their leadership skills so they can run club trips please let me know and I will follow this up.

Helen
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:06 pm View user's profile Send private message
Jim Hayward
Boater


Joined: 05 Jun 2014
Posts: 23
Location: Winscombe

Post sea kayaking Reply with quote
Hi
Piers Glen, Sue Cockram and I are having a short sea paddle on Sunday evening if anyone is interested. Departing from Birnbeck Pier WSM at aabout 17.00 and returning at about 19.00. Meeting 16.30. This is not an official club trip. Jim
Drop a line on jimihayward@gmail.com or ring 01934 844416.
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:20 pm View user's profile Send private message
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