Sit-on-Top and Sea Kayak Courses and Coaching 2014
We run a range of courses to enable you to get more out of your kayaking.
If you want to try kayaking before signing up for a course try a coastal tour.
All courses are run by experienced British Canoe Union instructors.
Ratios do not exceed 8 clients to 1 instructor. Extra staff often assist at the start of courses. On specialist courses the ratio is reduced.
1:1 lessons and private sea kayak and sit-on-top classes are available.
If you do not see, what you want, contact us.
All equipment including male and female wetsuits is supplied. Drysuit hire available.
See the British Canoe Union courses page for BCU Star test training and assessments.
Adult Introduction to Sit-on-top Sea Kayaking Level 1 Course 2014
For anyone who wants to discover sit-on-top kayaking or has bought a kayak and wants to improve their paddling skills.
All equipment including wetsuits is provided (reduced rate available if you have your own kayak/paddle and all kit). We will cover rescues, solo paddling and explore our fantastic coastline.
Sundays 27 July - 31 August 0930-1200 (6 weeks). £235 (includes manual)
Sundays 14 September – 19 October 1000-1230 (6 weeks). £235 (includes manual)
5 Morning courses:
August 18 – 22 1000 – 1230
Cost: 6 classes £235, 5 classes £197.50, 4 classes £158, 3 classes £118.50. Day long courses are also possible.
Can’t make every class?
Tell us in advance so we can arrange a catch session on another class or tour.
Private individual and family/group courses can also be arranged.
Call 07797853033 or Email
Weekday Recreational Sit-on-Top Sea Kayaking Courses
Shorter and more gentle kayak trips for those who wish to enjoy sea kayaking with our modern user friendly sit on top sea kayaks during the week.
This class is aimed at anyone who wants to get afloat and paddle in the company of others with an experienced instructor. Skill acquisition is not a key aim.
Beginners are welcome.
We aim to paddle from as many different locations as possible over the 6 weeks to enable you to discover the incredible coastline of Jersey and learn about the history with our trained guides.
All equipment is provided. You may bring your own equipment at reduced rates.
Wednesday evening 1800 – 2030. Email to register for trips during July and August.
Fridays July 25- August 29 1800-2030
Prices. Pay as you go or sign up for all 6 classes
£32.50 per class if you need all equipment. (£195 for all 6 classes)
£25 per class if you just need a kayak and paddle
£20 per class if you have all your own equipment and a kayak.
Email or phone 07797853033 to book.
Adult “Intermediate” Sit Inside Sea Kayak and Sit-on-Top Course
For the Sit-on-top or sit inside sea kayaker who has undertaken our introduction course -or similar- and wants to develop their kayaking skills while exploring the coastline of Jersey.
A choice of either traditional style decked sea kayaks or sit-on-top kayaks.
Develop your skills to a higher level. The course covers all aspects of sea kayaking and rescue techniques.
Previous paddle experience with either sit-on-top or closed cockpit kayaks is recommended to get the most out of this course. It is assumed you will have basic paddle skills.
Opportunity to obtain British Canoe Union awards.
All equipment including wetsuits is provided.
Coach: Derek Hairon/Mick/Gary.
Sundays September 14 – October 19 1400 – 1630
Note: Class size will be to a maximum staff student ratio of 1:6.
We have a range of drysuits for use during the winter and for anyone wanting to try sea kayak rescue skills.
£195 with all kit supplied.
All your own kit: £120. You must supply your own kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid and paddle jacket.
Need a kayak and paddle: £150. You must supply your own wetsuit, buoyancy aid and paddle jacket.
Book single sessions at our kayak club rates. Look out for the kayak club newsletters.
BCU star test certificates are an optional extra.
Sea Kayaking Holidays in Jersey. Multi-day Courses
Learn sea kayaking in Jersey. Explore the coast on our 3, 4 or 5 day and half day courses
Our multi-day courses follow a similar structure to the popular Level one Sea Kayak and Sit-on-top evening classes. This is a great way to have an outdoor adventure holiday in Jersey -even when you live on the island!
Try different kayak designs, so you get a better idea of what is best for you. Both sit-on-top and sit inside sea kayak training is available.
Private courses can also be arranged.
Courses can be arranged all year. Contact Derek for more dates.
August 18 – 22 1000 – 1230
Cost: 5 classes £197.50, 4 classes £158, 3 classes £118.50 (includes manual). Day long courses are also possible. £90 per day
All equipment and wetsuits supplied. Optional drysuit hire is available for £5 per class (£10 per day).
Essential Sea Kayaking Skills and Leadership Development Courses
This course is designed for any sea kayaker, who wants to improve and develop both their paddle and leadership skills while exploring the fantastic coastline of Jersey over 4 or 5 days.
Develop your sea kayak handling skills in a range of conditions along with trip planning and safety and rescue techniques. Most importantly enjoy the adventure of exploring the coastline of Jersey by sea kayak.
If you’re around BCU 3 Star standard ( defined by the BCU as: an able and improving sea paddler … able to journey in a moderate tidal environment as part of a led group with winds no more than force 4), you’re likely to be well placed to get the most from this course.
All equipment is included in the cost. Fly from UK national and regional airports. We can help arrange your travel and accommodation arrangements.
Use either sit in-side or sit-on-top sea kayaks.
Prior to the course an individual paddlers performance profile should be completed to tailor the course to meet your needs. At the end of the course you will receive a personal action plan.
Opportunity to complete BCU awards** e.g. BCU 3 Star sea kayak assessment (sit-on-top or sit inside sea kayak options), BCU 4 Star sea kayak leader training (see the new BCU syllabus). BCU Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning course (CNTP).
Maximum group size: 4
2014 Sea Kayak Course dates:
September 15-19 1000- 1600. £450. Call or email for more dates.
See our BCU Courses page for 2, 3 and 4 Star Sea kayak training and assessment courses.
Short custom courses and training
Individual and small group courses/training/coaching are possible. This is a great way to develop specific skills.
Ideal for anyone visiting for a short break. Turn your stay into an outdoor adventure holiday in Jersey.
All equipment can be provided. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Forward paddling clinics
Improve your paddle techniques.
Longer Sea Kayak Coaching and Training Courses
Fast track sea kayaking training scheme
If you would like to develop a career in the outdoors, or develop your sea kayak skills our training programme could provide the ideal launch pad.
Contact Derek to discuss longer sea kayak development and training options and costs. This option is available during the spring, autumn and winter as well as during the summer season.
Our intensive sea kayak courses will develop your skills and help you become a better paddler.
Previous students have undertaken training to obtain the BCU 1, 2, 3 and 4 star sea kayak awards as well as the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT), VHF, First Aid and Child Protection training as part of their pathway to become a level 1 BCU/UKCC kayak coach.
All equipment can be supplied with various accommodation options.
* You must supply all your own paddle gear and a kayak to obtain any reduced rate. Your equipment and kayak must be of a similar standard and quality to our equipment.
**If you combine training and BCU assessment courses, it is important to understand that attendance on a training course does not imply that you will have reached the required standard to pass a BCU award at the end of the course. Much depends upon your level of paddle skills and experience. Ensure you have read and understood the assessment syllabus for the relevant BCU awards.