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Sea Kayak Courses


Commited to the spreading of the magnificent and environment friendly sport of sea kayaking, we organize training courses based on the British Canoe Union (BCU) content and syllabus.

The courses are run by Pavlos Georgilas who is a Sea Kayak Instructor, certified by the British Canoe Union. He is a 5 Star Sea, Level 4 Sea Coach.

Our friendly and personal coaching approach ensures that everyone gets excellent value from the courses and becomes a better paddler.

The crystal clear and warm waters of Greece form an ideal environment for practicing skills, especially wet ones, like rolling and rescues.

Apart from the prescheduled courses, we organize customized ones to fit everyone's needs (i.e. eskimo roll courses).

The courses are organized both in Kefalonia and Athens.

Training Courses Dates and Details (2014)

Dates
Level
Location
Price (Euros)
22-23 june
Beginner / BCU 1 & 2 Star training
Kefalonia
160
24-25 June
Intermediate / BCU 3 Star Sea Performance Award training
Kefalonia
170
26 June
BCU 3 Star Sea Performance Award Assessment
Kefalonia
80


Please check booking and payment info at the bottom of the page


The duration of each day is 4-6 hours. Please read below analytical level descriptions for more information on the content and what additional is included (ie. night paddle in the Advanced course, etc.)

Level definition

Beginner

The content of this course is in alignment with BCU One & Two Star awards. It also covers part of the BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue course.

Intended for people with little or no previous sea kayaking experience.

The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desired movement of the boat and developing an understanding into how the paddle, boat and water interact as well as learning key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a sheltered water environment.

Intermediate - BCU 3 Star performance award

Intended for people that have either the BCU Star 2 performance award or have already done a beginner's course or have appropriate paddling experience and technical skills without having attended a course previously. After this course you should be a competent performer and have the safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in sheltered to moderate water environments.

The first two days will be the training and the third the assessment for the award.

Advanced

This course is in alignment with BCU Four Star award. It covers both personal and leadership skills.

It is intended for people who want to increase their personal paddling and navigation skills as well as lead other paddlers in moderate trips (under certain conditions and limitations as defined by the British Canoe Union).

A night paddle as well as navigation techniques are also included in this course. Due to lack of tide in Mediterranean sea, we cannot practice on tide related skills. We will compensate by practicing a lot in wavy conditions (weather permitting).


Booking info

A deposit of 50% is needed in order to book a place in the courses. Payment of the remaining balance will be done before the beginning of the course.

In case of cancellation the last two weeks before the course dates, the deposit will be retained unless the place is sold, in which case it will be fully refunded. In any case the course is cancelled from our side, the deposit is refunded.

Contact us for more information or to book a place