RESidential program - Leadership, COAChing & Assessments 2019


Owen Burson will be delivering a program of modules back to back for those paddlers looking to obtain their Sea Leader award and those looking to train in paddlesport coaching. There will be a 1 day course for Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning, 2 days for Sea Leader Training and 2 days for Sea Leader Assessment. For coaching, we will run the 2 day Sea Kayak Coach course.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a very well respected coach in a very dynamic and strongly tidal environment in the Isle of Wight.

We will be staying at a house near Freshwater, sharing rooms, cooking together and preparing for our courses and assessments. The costs of the accommodation will be divided between participants, so that will be done last but budget approx £200. Arrival is on Sunday the 23rd and departure on 27th.

Sea Leader Training - 21st& 22nd October

This course offers two days of training on key skills and techniques required by a Sea Leader in moderate conditions. It is excellent preparation for the assessment taking place on the following days.


The aim of the course is to provide you with the technical skills to plan and navigate on coastal journeys which may present tidal conditions.

Sea Leader Assessment- 24th & 25th October

Two days of assessment looking at leadership one day and personal skills the other. Candidates must be proficient in moderate conditions, have completed a navigation course and the Sea Leader Training as well having registered for assessment with the BC and have a valid 16 hour First Aid .

Sea kayak Coach 26th & 27th October

For people who already have done the Core Coach module and have a 4* under the old system or a Sea Leader award. Two days of training providing the fundamentals of sea kayak coaching at sea.

Program Price: £650 plus accommodation (as above). You will also need to pay for the BC registrations & certificates.