Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Advanced sea kayaking

This advanced sea kayaking weekends course saw Daren, Pat and initially Leif.  However Leif was unwell so had to pull out, despite all the sunshine and blue skies ;)

For some reason my photos have been put back to front so i run with the photos as they are!  Sunday and with such a super forecast and having pushed the skills the day before, the Stacks was our destination.  With a good spring tide and a Northerly light wind it was likely to be sporty!

Daren led Pat down through one of the central channels at Penrhyn Mawr and then we worked on eddy turns, angle, ferry glides, and surfing :))

Daren leading and briefing Pat with the white curling edge of the race ..

Saturday was on the North coast based on Pats plan and a paddle out to Middle Mouse provided the action and rough water, with a gentle increase in conditions ..  rolls, self rescues and assisted rescues were practised .... after doing a rocky lading on the smaller of the islands and away from the birds ..

Both having done a rocky landing and then self rescued - Pats Greenlandic kayak has a small ocean cockpit area, so it was the first time he had re entry and rolled it .. ;)

Pat setting him self up to swim the kayak in ...

it was a great sunny, blue sky weekend with super conditions and enthusiasm applied from both Pat and Darren.

The advanced sea kayaking course is for those who either have completed the 4 star performance and leadership award training or have the similar skills to paddle in a moderate to advanced environment.  Ratio is 1:4 and further details are here.


north wales sea kayaking
rough water handeling

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