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 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 will have been in a single sea kayak a few times before and are comfortable on flat water and small waves.

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: 
26-29 March 2021
3-6 September 2021

Moderate Water Development 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 F3-5 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: 
19-23 March 2021
11-14 June 2021
24-27 September 2021
9-12 October 2021

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:
12-15 March 2021
17-20 September 2021
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:

7 - 10 May    Introduction to Sea Kayaking (for complete beginners and those who have paddled 2-3 times)
25 - 28 June    Skills development (for those who have paddled a few times)
10 - 13 September    Sea Kayaking for River Kayakers (for Grade 2-3 river kayakers and flat water sea kayakers who would like to look at moderate water, F3-5 wind and waves)

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If you can’t find what you are looking for or would like other dates, please get in touch.