Netherlands, United Kingdom

You should be a keen paddler with 3 Star skills (Please bring proof with you if you have the 3 star award). If you have a log book and would like it signed then please bring it with you.

Course Content
We will be using local coastal venues, although some travelling maybe necessary to make use of the weather and sea conditions. We may also make use of a local heated training pool. The course will cover:

Personal Paddling Skills

  • Lifting, carrying and launching/landing
  • Efficient and effective sea paddling skills
  • Forward paddling
  • Forward paddling
  • Reversing and stopping
  • Maintaining direction
  • Changing direction
  • Moving sideways
  • Support strokes
  • Rolling
  • Practical navigation

Rescue Skills, Safety, Leadership and Group Management

  • Boat and shore based safety and rescue skills
  • Incident management and first aid in the moderate water environment
  • Being an effective team leader and team member in rescues/incidents
  • Application of leadership
  • Leadership strategies, judgement and decision making
  • Safety awareness and risk management
  • Group control and management
  • Equipment


  • Equipment
  • Safety (includes coastguard and rescue services)
  • Weather
  • Hypothermia/First aid
  • Access
  • Planning
  • Group awareness and management
  • Navigation
  • Etiquette (include collision regulations and signals)
  • General (and historical)
  • Leadership responsibilities
  • Water features/hazards

Booking a Course

Duration: 5 days
Cost: € 375,- (excluding travel- and accommodation costs and rentals)

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