ISPA Competent Crew
Successful graduates of this course are certified as being competent to crew aboard a sailing vessel in tidal waters, and in an emergency to substitute as…
This class introduces students to the world of sea kayaking and guiding. Students will start off in the calm bay at the college, learning basics, and then will progress to rougher waters as the skills required to be safe in varying conditions become consolidated. They will learn a variety of strokes, rescue techniques and will be given opportunities to practice leading a group. Students will also be given the chance to experiment with a variety of kayaks and paddle shapes to find out what best suits them. Once they are ready, students will have a chance to practice leading a group for a full day, where they will have to display good route choices, group management and deal with a variety of scenarios
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