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Coach Fest 2020 ฿5000 per day

3 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020

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Costing ฿5000 per day, our annual Coach Fest offers a range of sessions, include practical on the water sessions, lectures, workshops and evening presentations. This event is the only one of its kind in South East Asia and as such attracts a lot of interest.

We appreciate that most kayakers attending the Coach Fest will not be bringing kayaks with them so we provide quality boats and associated equipment to all participants at no additional charge for the duration of the symposium. However, we only have sufficient kayaks and equipment to accommodate 10 people per week.

Please identify the activities you are interested in below and they will be reserved for you when you book on the Coach Fest.

On The Water Sessions:

Close Quarter Manoeuvring
If going in close to rocks when there is a bit of swell and tidal movement, it is essential to fully understand the environment, the effect the water will have on the kayak and how this can be used to help with manoeuvring to avoid hazards.
Compound Strokes and Linkage
When close quarter manoeuvring in among rocks, aim to have a constantly ‘active’ paddle blade. Keeping control of how much pressure there is on the blade; will ensure that you always have the ability to instantly be in control of the kayak. Maintaining an active blade relies on the kayaker’s ability to link strokes. During this session we examine the different parts of the common strokes and then look how to mix and match the components to make our kayaks dance across the water.
Towing
The reasons for having to tow someone are boundless, as are the methods of towing. This session is all about exploring the different type of tows, how and when they would be used. Making the decision to tow someone suggests that things are not going to plan, so the right decisions need to be made.
Safety and Rescues
Rescues are an important skill for a competent kayaker, whether you are the one rescuing or being rescued. This session is all about practicing a variety of rescues in different controlled conditions, to increase your armoury, ensuring you are far more capable of affecting an appropriate rescue.
Rolling Clinic
The aim is of the session is to try and get everyone rolling, this we cannot guarantee – what we can guarantee is that you will have solid foundations for a roll for life and have a clear idea of what you need to do to develop a confident roll in the future.
Rolling in Bigger Conditions
Being able to roll in calm water is one thing, being able to roll where it counts in the rough water is another. This session is all about developing a confident, relaxed roll in a more vibrant environment.
Incident Management 3 star and Incident Management 4 star
Both incident management courses are designed to teach you skills and procedures that will help you to develop a step by step thought process, to enable you to handle many potential incidents on the sea under pressure. With poor or no possible landings we will be forced to deal with sea sickness, dislocated shoulders, a trapped paddler, holes in boats, broken paddles, lost equipment, imploded hatch covers, hypothermia, very difficult landings, capsizing while towing amongst other bad things.

British Canoeing :

Sea Kayak Award
Coastal Sea Kayak Award
Sea Kayak Leader Training

British Canoe Union (BCU) Sea Kayak Leader Training (3 days)

The 3 days for the training are 1 day Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning (CNTP). Day 2 and 3 are on the water training.

To achieve BCU Sea Kayak Leader, candidates are required to attend BCU Sea Kayak Leader Training. This involves at least 2 days of formal training in personal skills, leadership, and safety and rescue. An additional day for the BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning is a prerequisite course for your Sea Kayak Leader Assessment (extending the programme by an additional day).

Training is valid for 3 years, during this time, and upon completion of the assessment prerequisites, candidates can then put themselves forward for assessment.

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Included

All technical equipment, instructions, training, assessment and activity based insurance.

Additional Costs

Food, Travel Insurance, Certificate, Accommodation (we can arrange this for you).

Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning (CNTP)

This Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course is designed for paddlers carrying out coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of tidal movement up to up to 2 knots and winds of up to force 4. The aim of this course is to give paddlers the tools to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions.

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Candidates must:

  • Be able to interpret sources of information including maps, charts, coastal pilots and tide tables.
  • Navigate on the water using visual references and simple pilotage techniques e.g. transits, dead reckoning and a compass.
  • Be able to source, interpret and apply a weather forecast to the marine environment.
  • By the end of the course each student should have planned at least 2 coastal journeys that they can take home as references for further trip planning.
  • Students should also be aware of the range of resources they require to plan trips in the coastal environment.
  • Although not part of the syllabus of the course, students should be made aware of the role of the Coastguard and the value of liaising with them.

Certification

Attendance Certificates are issued to successful candidates by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider.

Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

British Canoe Union (BCU) Sea Kayak Leader Assessment (2 days)

The BCU Sea Kayak Leader has the skills and judgement to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.

Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short (6 to 8 miles, of at least 3 hours paddling), single or multi-day journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4.

The BCU Sea Kayak Leader has the skills and judgement to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.

Certification

Sea Kayak Leader Certificates are issued to successful candidate by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, and are subject to the relevant certification fees.

Included

All technical equipment, instructions, training, assessment and activity based insurance.

Additional Costs

Food, Travel Insurance, Certificate, Accommodation (we can arrange this for you).

Details

Start:
3 Aug 2020
End:
14 Aug 2020
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