Skills Development Courses

Develop your skills wherever you are and take your sea kayaking to the next level with a stunning backdrop of the Skye coastline. Skye offers everything from flat calm waters, moderate water, rough seas and tide races. The opportnities are endless

Sea Kayak Beginner / Improver Course

Develop your sea kayaking skills and become on your journey to becoming an independent kayaker. Refine your strokes and learn to keep yourself and your peers safe, ready to enjoy kayaking in the summer. You can optain your Paddlesport Explore or Sea Kayak Award at the end of this course

Prerequisits: You are a beginner but physically fit and keen to kearn something new, or you have been in a kayak a few times before and are comfortable on flat water.

2 days £190; 4 days £350pp

Groups of 4 or more people receive a discount. Club discount also available for 3 or more in the shoulder seasons.

Dates for 2022
22-23 April
22-25 April
2-3 May (women specific)
2-5 May (women specific)
14-15 May
14-17 May
7-8 June
7-10 June
27-28 June (women specific)
27-30 June (women specific)
11-12 July
11-14 July
28-29 July
28-31 July
26-27 August
26-29 August

Intermediate Sea Kayak Course

Develop your skills from 3*/Sea Kayak award towards Coastal Sea Kayak award or Sea Kayak Leader. Refine your paddling performance, gain confidence in F3-4 winds prepare for your Sea Kayak Leader Asssessment.

Prerequisits: You paddle fairly regularly or have done at least 20 days of sea kayaking, you have done some day trips and can manoever your sea kayak efficiently in F2-3 winds and small waves. You may have a 3* or Sea Kayak Award.

4 days £350

Groups of 4 or more people receive a discount. Club discount also available for 3 or more in the shoulder seasons.

Dates: 
24-27 September 2021
9-12 October 2021
1-4 April 2022
26-29 May 2022
9-12 August 2022

Advanced Water Development

Develop your skills in tidal waters and rougher sea conditions of F4-7 winds or large waves, gain confidence and skills, and work towards Advanced Sea Kayak Leader or Advanced Sea Kayak Award.

Prerequisits: You are a regular paddler and are comfortable in F3-4 winds and moderate water conditions. You may have a Coastal Sea Kayak Award or a Sea Kayak Leader Award, ready to develop further.

4 days £350

Groups of 4 or more people receive a discount. Club discount also available for 3 or more in the shoulder seasons.

Dates:
4-7 October 2021

Women Specific Courses

Why women specific courses?

The Scottish Canoe Association has been aware for a while that women are under-represented in paddlesports, especially in coaching and leading roles. Therefore they are encourageing women specific courses to introduce more women to kayaking and develop them further towards leadership roles.

Research suggests that women often feel and behave differently in an all-female environment and that the opportunity to take part in such events can, for some, have a real positive impact on their participation and how they feel about themselves (particularly when the norm is for females to be a minority).

Find out more in this article about women specific events.

We offer the following women specific courses as part of our programme for 2021:


2-5 2022 May Beginners/Improvers
27-30 June Beginners/Improvers

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