Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Isle of Man Sea Kayak Symposium 2014

The Isle of Man Sea Kayak Symposium International Training weekend took place over the weekend. 
As much an international affair as usual, with coaches and students from Spain, Norway, USA, Sweden and the UK. 
We kicked things off on Friday with a coach session in the tidal race at the Sound, which was on form on the spring ebb tide with a light westerly breeze... (Coach photo's by Nigel Dennis)
Greg and seal!
John and seal!
The main event met at Adventurous Experiences base, Ballabrooie each morning before splitting into groups and heading to the South of the Island. 
With light winds and spring tides the various groups were able to take advantage of conditions and play in the races and explore the stunning Calf of Man and surrounding areas.
A pod of Risso's dolphins spotted by one group to the west of the Sound and Calf of Man.
Thanks as always to our main supporters Sea Kayaking UK, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and all of the coaches and paddlers who take part.
Well done to everyone that passed BCU awards over the weekend!
Looking forward to next year: 
Symposium & Training weekend: 26th & 27th September 2015
5 day training course: 28th September - 2nd October 2015.
Details and accommodation options coming soon! 

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