Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

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British Canoeing – Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

This course assesses the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short, single or multi-day journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4.

Assessment Course Contents

The Sea Kayak Leader Assessment course will assess the following

Personal Paddling Skills

Rescue Skills

Safety, Leadership & Group Skills


Assessments are normally run over two days.

The venue for the assessment will include

Periods of no less than sea state 3-4 (or a tidal flow creating similar conditions)

A rocky coastline with available landings at least every 1-2 miles and areas where it is not easy to land

Launching and landing through small surf, less than 1 metre (trough to crest height)

Upon completion of the Assessment the course provider will submit successful participants for certification.

If you have any questions or require more information on our Course costs and available dates, please contact us