- Event Name
- Sea Leader (Sea Skills) Training Program
- Organisation Type
- Organisation Name
- South Australia
- Event Start Date
- Event Start Time
- Event End Date
- Event Finish Time
- Aquatic Reserve Bower Rd West Lakes SA
- Is non-financial member registration allowed?
- Participants Gender
- Maximum number of Participants
- Type of Event
- Accepting Entries
- Who is responsible for the overall event?
- Canoe SA
- Organiser's Email Address
- Who is the Race Administrator?
- Ian Heard
- Event Registration Manager
- David Heard
- Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
- Who is the Administrator Responsible for Registration and Results?
- Ian Heard
- Sea Kayaking,
- Registration Fee Amount
- Normal Closing Date for Registration
- Final Closing Date for Registration
- Event Description
Canoe SA: Sea Leader Training Programme
The course is designed for paddlers to:
eDevelop practical skills to undertake coastal journeys including open-water crossings or multi-day
Ø Understand and know your abilities, prepare for the adventures of paddling in coastal environments
Ø Develop new skills and improve enjoyment of paddling in coastal and sea environments
The course includes day and overnight expeditions in coastal environments
At the end of the course you will be eligible to be assessed for the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme Sea Skills Award (this award is recognised in all states and overseas)
All participants in a Canoe SA Sea Skills Course are required to be a member of Canoe SA. Introductory membership is offered to new paddlers and provides membership for 3 months.
Introductory membership can be converted to full membership of an affiliated canoe club by payment of the balance of the membership fee. Membership has its benefits including insurance cover for all your paddling activities.
Please note: Whilst every attempt is made by Canoe SA to provide the course or sessions that meet the description provided, weather or other environmental conditions may influence the decision of the leadership team or instructors about the safety of participants or the conduct of the course/session either before or during the event.
Registration for a course or a session does not ensure that the course or session will occur in the manner described or entitle attendance.
Sea Skills conditions
Wind speed below fresh (17 knots) with a minimum of 11 knots (moderate conditions)
Areas of exposed coastline that is simple (open crossings may be included) not involving overfalls, tidal race or difficult landings
Distances of up to 4 nautical miles from the nearest shore
Breaking (overtopping) waves (sea) up to 1 metre
Surf up to 1 metre
Conducted at Canoe SA, Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road, West Lakes
Introduction to the Sea Skills Program – overview and discussion
The AC Award Scheme; assessment protocols/proof of competence, resources.
Interpreting Weather Forecasts
Basic Navigation – you will prepare navigation log for a day excursion
On water skills tune up….forward paddling, turning, support strokes, other paddle strokes as time permits
Session 2: Skills Development – Sunday, 5th March
Towing, group management during a journey, deep-water rescues, managing multiple rescues or emergencies, landings and surf skills
Location to be advised (depending on weather conditions possibly a location on Fleurieu Peninsula)
Commencing at 8.00am Pack a sea kayak for a day expedition, safety briefing, skills development on-water training, scenarios
Location: Canoe SA, Time 7.00 to 9.00pm
Prepare to navigate a course, Prepare for an overnight expedition, communication.
Location: Port Victoria to Wardang Island (depending on weather conditions)
Topic: Plan and conduct an overnight journey
For further enquiries and registration details please contact Canoe SA ph 08 8240 3294
- Event Website
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