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|If you are new to
sea paddling then you need training to paddle safely
and get the most out of the sport. The starting point is Introduction
to Sea Skills which is an Australian Canoeing Award. This can be done
through any one of our instructors who do this training
on a regular basis. You need to have 6 logged paddles and during
these paddles you will learn a range of skills from 10 ways to turn
your kayak, support strokes, rescue skills and knowlege of weather,
risk assessment and sea state etc. Once you have this award
you can paddle with the club to build experience and then move
on to the Sea Skills Award, which is the internationally moderated
course that enables you paddle in more demanding conditions and is
recognised internationally. The training paddles for Introduction to
Sea Skills are $20.00 for a day on the water. The price is kept down so
it is affordable to all paddlers. Simple training takes you from being
the highest risk paddler on the water to the lowest risk paddler and
means you can do things you probably did not think possible.|
Introduction to Sea Skills
Introduction to Sea
Skills is a course that is designed to enable you, under the direction
of an Instructor, Guide or Sea Leader, to paddle in 10 to 12 knots of
wind, 0.5m breaking waves in sheltered or calm coastal areas. The
course is over 6 logged paddles. The course covers the following points.
- What is
AC, Award Scheme Levels and AC clubs.
lifting and moving your kayak on land.
design and equipment.
drill, assisted rescue and self rescue.
stroke, reverse stroke and emergency stop.
to 10 ways to turn your kayak.
to support strokes.
to risk assessment.
to navigation for kayaks.
Intoduction to Sea Skills Instructors
must be able to swim 50m fully clothed.
must have long sleeved rashy, boardys, booties, sunscreen and cag for
cold weather. Alternative clothing should be discussed with the
instructor prior to the course.
following instructors run Introduction to Sea Skills courses. They
charge $20.00 per day on the water with a maximum group size of 6
Paul Cooper at Hillarys
Judy Blight at Rockingham
0438 376 703
Tony Blake at Mandurah
0417 109 096
Matt Gouldthorpe at Albany
0429 067 559
ring the instructor for details on dates and meeting points as they may
change depending on the weather. It is important to book the date as
the number has to be capped at 6 per day.
Sea Skills Award
is a Sea Skills course every May but these skills take time to achieve
so there are regular sea skills training paddles most of the year. This
enables you, either before the course or after the course to learn,
practice and get confidence in real life conditions. If you have passed Introduction to Sea Skills and
want to develop to the next level, ring the instructor re dates and times. The
meeting place is at Rockingham on the Esplanade near Bell St. See the map.
These paddles are run by:
Les Allen in Rockingham
041 9900 715
|Les Allen |
is an Advanced Sea Kayak Instructor. He has many years expierience
paddling in a large variety of locations and sea states. He does both
Sea Skills and Advanced Sea Skills training.
skills is not a matter of doing a course. It's a life time pursuit and
dancing with your kayak in a running sea is one of the great
pleasures that life offers."
is a Sea Skills Instructor with many years of club experience. He
has paddled in a variety of WA locations and conditions.
new people to roll is one of my favorite lessons. It's always pleasing
to see students complete a roll, when once they thought they never
is a Sea Skills Instructor and has paddled all over the world. She has
been the Sea Kayak Club president for 5 years and has been a
processional coach in other sports.
particularly new women, to achieve at levels they did not think
possible is a wonderful experience for both parties. I love
teaching the basics of Greenland Rolling as this is both relaxing and
is a Sea Skills Instructor and can do many of the Greenland rolls. He
has excellent personal skills and is a capable teacher.
like to share my passion of sea kayaking so that others can experience
the freedom, exploring, wildlife & traditional heritage. Being an
instructor gives me the opportunity to teach the skills needed to enjoy
this great sport safely."
Matts our Albany Sea Skills Instructor. Matt will be running Introduction
to Sea Skills sessions in the Albany region. Matt has been paddling all
types of paddle craft for the last thirty years.
am a kayaking enthusiast who loves working on his own kayak skills and
developing the skills of others wanting to learn and improve their