Sea Weekend

Sea Weekend  

Canoe SA: Education invites you to a weekend bringing together kayakers of all levels to share experiences, knowledge and skills and their passion for the ocean environment. Training courses will be conducted from Saturday 8 until Monday 10 March. Should you be just beginning in kayaking on the sea or an experienced paddler we hope to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for all. The program focuses on the Australian Canoeing Sea Kayaking skill and leadership awards.

Participants are invited to stay at the Victor Harbor Caravan Park, 114 Victoria Street Victor Harbor, 8552 1111.

Introduction to Sea Kayak Skills

$132: Early bird discount $120

A one day course for paddlers that have completed the Basic Skills kayaking award and want to explore paddling at sea. Participants will be taught introductory sea kayaking safety, equipment for sea kayaking, strokes, navigation, weather and planning. Depending on skills and experience, participants may be eligible to obtain the Introduction to Sea Kayak Skills Award.

Saturday 8 March

Practical: 8:00 am Ð 4:30 pm

Encounter Lakes, Victor Harbor

Theory: 7:00 Ð 9:00 pm

Victor Harbor Caravan Park


Sea Kayak Skills

$132: Early bird discount $120

A one day course for paddlers who have completed the Introduction to Sea Kayak Skills course, and wish to further their paddling skills. Participants will be taught more advanced sea paddling skills for paddling in moderate conditions, further navigation, advanced recovery (including rolling), and weather interpretation, as well as increased depth in knowledge of sea kayaking equipment and safety. Depending on skills and experience, participants may be eligible to obtain the Sea Kayak Skills Award.

Sunday 9 March

Practical: 8:00 am Ð 4:30 pm

Encounter Lakes, Victor Harbor

Theory: 7:00 Ð 9:00 pm

Victor Harbor Caravan Park


Sea Kayak Skills Assessment

$132: Early bird discount $120

A one day program for experienced sea paddlers, or those that have recently completed training. Participants are assessed for their competence to safely manage a boat in moderate conditions at sea as part of a group, with assessment focusing on personal planning and preparation, demonstration of skills including rescues, rolling, towing, paddling in the surf zone, navigation at sea, weather interpretation and minimal impact practices. Program includes a half day paddle and a half day surf kayak session. A take-home theory test is provided to complement the theory assessment.

Monday 10 March

Practical: 8:30am Ð 4:30pm

Victor Harbor Caravan Park

Theory test: times to be arranged.


Sea Instructor Induction

$400: Early bird discount $360

A 3.5 day program for experienced sea kayakers who wish to instruct and manage expeditions at sea. Usually participants have completed the Sea Skills Award prior to commencement, but this can be assessed concurrently with the induction (extra fee of $60 required). Participants will receive instruction in leadership, group management, risk management, expedition leadership, logistics, planning and teaching kayaking skills at sea.

Theory: Fri 7 March 6:00 Ð 9:00 pm, Sat 8 March

7:00 Ð 9:00 pm, Sun 9 March 7:00 Ð 9:00 pm

Practical: Sat, Sun, Mon, 8:00 am Ð 4:30 pm each day.

Locations to be advised, but program based at

Victor Harbor Caravan Park


Sea Instructor Assessment

$400: Early bird discount $360

A three day comprehensive program for trainee instructors who have completed training and experience required for assessment. Following successful submission of a log book, participants will be assessed on planning, group management, risk management, use of communications equipment, navigation, instructional skills, weather interpretation, guiding skills, equipment use and knowledge, sea kayaking skills and knowledge. A theory test follows the practical assessment. Note: Additional cost of $140 for three year registration as a Sea Kayak Instructor.

Theory: Fri7 March 6:00 Ð 9:00pm, Sat 8 March

7:00 Ð 9:00 pm, Sun 9 March 7:00 Ð 9:00 pm

Practical: Sat, Sun, Mon, 8:00 am Ð 4:30 pm each

day. Locations to be advised, but program

based at Victor Harbor Caravan Park


Advanced Sea Kayak Skills

$132: Early bird discount $120

A two day practical program assessing paddling ability in advanced sea conditions. A pre-requisite of the Sea Skills award and submission of a log book of experiences required. Details to be provided on registration.

Application
You can elect to enrol for the entire weekend, or for the parts that interest you. Food and accomodation are not included in the course fee, and are the responsibility of the participant. Kayaks and equipment will be available for hire at reasonable rates, but must be pre-booked and paid for as part of enrolment. On receipt of your application form and payment we will post you materials covering accomodation, what to bring, background reading on the skills to be covered, and other information relevant to your level of experience.

Application forms and payment are to be

forwarded to Canoe SA: Education by Monday

25 February, for Early bird rates. Full fees apply

beyond this date.

Canoe SA: Education

PO Box 281

Port Adelaide SA 5015

Telephone 8240 3294, Fax 8240 3295