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  1. Newbury Kayak and Canoe will be hosting Greg Paquin from Kayak Waveology leading this all on-land class April 22nd. Details and registration at www.newburykayak.com. This course is designed for those paddlers carrying out coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of tidal movement up to 2 knots and is a prerequisite for those seeking their British Canoeing 4 Star Sea Leader Award. However, anyone wishing to undertake journeys on the sea using a kayak would find the technical and theoretical aspects not only useful, but essential for safe travel in the marine environment! This course is designed to complement the areas covered in the British Canoeing 4 Star Leader Training. Course aims The aim of this course is to give the student the tools to enable them to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions. This will include the following aspects: To interpret sources of information including maps, charts, coastal pilots and tide tables To navigate on the water using visual references and simple pilotage techniques e.g. transits and dead reckoning Effective use of a compass To be able to source, interpret and apply weather information to the coastal environment By the end of the course each student should have planned at least 2 coastal journeys that they can take home as references for further trip planning To be aware of the range of resources required to plan trips in the coastal environment Students should be made aware of the role of the Coastguard and the value of liaising with them. The current syllabus and guidance notes for the BCU 4 Star Leader award can be found on the PNA and BC UK web sites. The BC current syllabus and guidance notes can be found on the Paddle Sports North America web site www.paddlesportsnorthamerica.org Leader: Greg Paquin, UKCC L3 Coach with BCU AWE ( Advanced Water Endorsement).
  2. Greg and Paula from Kayak Waveology will be at Newbury Kayak and Canoe to run a BCU 3 Star Assessment and long boat surfing workshop. Come learn new skills, test your existing skills and have a great day in the surf. Visit www.newburykayak.com or call 978-465-0312 for details or to sign up, or visit www.kayakwaveology.com. Greg Paquin and Paula Riegel, coaches.
  3. There will be a Rough Water and Surf Skill class with Greg Paquin and Paula Riegel of Kayak Waveology on July 2nd, organized by Newbury Kayak and Canoe. On July 3rd the shop will host a BCU 3 Star training coached by Greg and Paula. For more information or to sign up visit newburykayak.com or call the shop at 978-465-0312.
  4. BCU trainings at Newbury Kayak and Canoe are rapidly approaching. 2 Star is June 4th with assessment July 2nd. 3 Star is July 3rd with assessment August 26th. All are with Greg Paquin and Paula Riegel. Sign up at Newburykayak.com or call the shop at 978-465-0312.
  5. Newbury Kayak and Canoe's summer lessons are posted and available for registration. Introduction to Sea Kayaking, Strokes and Navigation classes with Bob Levine are scheduled and ready for sign ups. And this year we will be holding BCU 2 Star and 3 Star training and assessment with Greg Paquin and Paula Riegel, also available for signing up. Visit www.newburykayak.com for details.
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