Sunday, March 09, 2008

BCU 5* Training on the Isle of Man...

Given the somewhat breezy conditions over the last few days, the BCU 5* Sea Training run by Nigel Dennis from Sea Kayaking UK was a great success and covered a lot of ground. Thursday evening's night navigation training gave an interesting start to the course, (being quite gusty) giving pleny of learning opportunities in both leadership and navigation. Just off the water and one of the staff got a call asking if he was still kayaking as the tree had just blown down in the garden..

The following days had a similar forecast.

Explanation and understanding low pressure systems meant the group could use windows of opportunity and in addition to the required training, some very enjoyable paddling was possible!
Friday evening's Adventure Club meal with Nigel as guest was hosted by Jan & Terry, and was excellent prep for the following day of training... thanks guys for a fantastic evening!

Sundays Adventure Club paddles ran out of Laxey, with plenty of Wild Goat spotting and most of the improvers successfully obtaining their BCU 1* Award, Congratulations!

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