Thursday, December 10, 2009

a quick update on adventures on the Isle of Man...

It's been a while since we've had a second to update the Blog, as we're currently in our busiest winter period to date.

Coaching, as well as beginners trips on the sea have been immensely satisfying, despite the run of low pressure systems over the previous few weeks.

Rough Water Training
We're hosting students from Finland and the UK, on our training courses at present, and have been utilising the challenging conditions and tidal races around the Island for leadership decision making, rescue and incident scenarios, as well as general fun!

We have experienced some beautiful early mornings, some challenging following sea journeys, large swells in the rock gardens...

and the 1, 2, 3... GO!!
Launching technique with plenty of motivation for speed and efficiency... :)

Today begins the official BCU 4* Leadership Assessment for one group of students, three of whom are Finnish instructors who completed their 4* Training course with us last year.

Nigel Dennis and Trys Burke are on the Island to run courses, training sessions and as usual get some great paddling done!

Good luck with the assessment folks - and we'll hope for some pics and quotes from the BCU 5* Leadership Training course for the next update.

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