Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Symposium Training Week

A few more images from the Isle of Man Sea Kayak Training Week, part of the annual Isle of Man Sea Kayak Symposium. Working in small training pods, led by our experienced, qualified coaches. The students were predominantly visiting paddlers from within Europe.
 Following Day 1. in the surf, we continued incremental learning and performance challenges in rough water handling on a section of rocky coastline with little tidal 'flow', then moving water skills and incident scenarios in friendly tidal races...
pictures are not in chronological order
 Inquisitive Grey Seals at Kitterland, in the Calf Sound
 Friday's day trip put the skills learn through the previous three days, into practice, taking in the BCU Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning theory, which had also run during the week.
 Utilising the stunning Calf of Man and associated tides, overfalls and unspoilt stunning natural beauty.
A perfect climax to the week, and achieving the individual goals set out.
 South Harbour o the Calf of Man, a welcome refuge and landing spot : )
 Spectacular Sugarloaf Caves at the Chasms
 Introducing paddlers to new experiences and conditions
 Developing rescues and incident management in moving water
Next year's Sea Kayak Symposium Training Week will run 30th September - 04th October 2013, following the International Training Weekend.
See you there!

Congratulations to Tim Cass (Adventure Club) and Jyri Heilimo (Sea Kayaking Finland) on passing their BCU 4* SEa Assessment.

1 comment:

Nina Wikman said...

"Introducing paddlers to new experiences and conditions" - subtitle with the photo nails it all perfectly - Jyri was there in the right time with the camera.