Monday, 20 September 2010

North Wales sea kayaking - 3 star sea train/assessment

The first day of the course was spent around the Rhoscolyn area, and we really working on stern rudders, edge and body trim with a following sea, while we moved in and out of the rocky island off the head land. Even the seals were keeping low today! After lunch the winds as forecast started picking up with occasional gusts at f5, we moved back to the bay and worked the channels closer in. Both Gary and Sue were here for training, while Amanda was on Training and assessment, and she can be seen, in the distance looking over her shoulder and keeping visual contact with me, on the first photo. Amanda, finished the day with a couple of rolls and a self rescue.

The 2nd days forecast was f6 gusting f7, so the Staits it was and helpful that we were on a neap tide, so again a couple of feet to work with in sections, which was great. Loads of different tows, ferry glides, eddy turns, deep water rescues and a couple of self rescues wrapped up the day. And the photo sums up the weather !

Sue, Garry and Amanda, from left to right. Congratulations to Amanda, for passing!

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