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Course Introduction to Sea Skills
Course Dates 29/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
Course Information SEA SKILLS WEEKEND

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
29 - 30 April 2017 (2 days, 1 night)
8am – 5pm (7pm – 8:30pm Saturday evening class)

$395 AUD/person

Are you after the skills and knowledge to safely paddle your sea kayak when you're out on the water with friends?

Are you looking at extending yourself to gain the confidence to paddle longer, further and farther?

Want to start a progression to gain Australia Canoeing Sea Kayak Guide and Instructor qualifications?

Or maybe you just want to hang out with some awesome sea kayak paddlers for a weekend?

rn Which ever it is (or maybe it's all of them?) come along to Element rnPaddlesports Sea Kayak Training Weekend to upskill and gain an Australiarn Canoeing award.

Both theoretical knowledge and practical rnskills will be covered, so that you will come away from the weekend rnready to plan that next sea kayak trip or expedition!

Cost is $395/person (includes Australia Canoeing fees) for the weekend, not including camp fees or meals.

Start: 0800hrs Saturday 29 April 2017 at Point Leo ForeshoreReserve

Completion: 1700hrs Sunday 30 April 2017

rn Based out of Point Leo Foreshore Reserve, Mornington Peninsula; we willrn be conducting comprehensive training and assessment for both rn‘Introduction to Sea Skills’ and ‘Sea Skills’ awards in line with rnAustralia Canoeing.

At the completion of the course rnparticipants will be able to to plan and conduct personal sea kayaking rnactivities in coastal conditions defined as:

• Estuaries, rnembayments and areas enclosed or partially enclosed by reef or islands rn(such as Gippsland Lakes and Nooramunga Marine Reserve).
• Areas of exposed coastline that are simple, not involving overfalls, tidal races, difficult landings or open crossing
• Distances up to 2 nautical miles from the coast
• Conditions below 17 knots of wind.

Knowledge and skills covered:

• Basic Rules of the sea
• Safety and kayak equipment
• Sea kayak environmental impact
• Plan an overnight sea kayak trip
• Coastal weather interpretation
• Communication while sea kayaking


• Towing
• Roll recovery
• Capsize and recovery
• Rescues and recoveries
• Surfing waves up to 1 meter
• Technical sea kayak strokes
• Beach launching and landing.

Participants are required to meet the following experience component to gain the Australia Canoeing Awards:

Logbook that demonstrates:

• 6 x 3-hour sea kayak trips
• 2 x overnight sea kayak trips (for Sea Skills)

rn If participants present a current logbook detailing the above rnprerequisites and can meet the requirements of the 2 days of training rnand assessment they will be awarded either the Australia Canoeing rn‘Introduction to Sea Skills’ or ‘Sea Skills’ award depending upon their rnskill level.

If participants don’t have the required logbook rnhours, that is fine as we allow up to 4 months to present a completed rnlogbook from the date of training (03/09/2017).

What’s included for the weekend:

• Qualified Instructors and Assessors


• 19.5 hours of training and assessment


• 15m Towline
• Nomad Spraydeck
• NRS Vista Lifejacket
• Carlisle Split Paddle
• NRS Havoc Livery Helmet
• Beakson Hand Bilge Pump
• NRS Sea Kayak Paddlefloat
• NRS High Tide Paddling Jacket
• Australis Salamander Sea Kayak
• Australia Canoeing Sea Skill Booklet
• Carlisle Adjustable Sea Kayak Paddle (220cm).

What’s not included:

• Meals
• Camping Fees
• Camping Equipment
• Writing Equipment & Stationary
• Personal Paddling/Immersion Clothing.

rn If you have your own gear please bring it along and our Instructors andrn Assessors will evaluate whether it is suitable for the training rnweekend.

We highly recommend booking a campsite at Point Leo Foreshore Reserve (http://pointleo.com/book-online/)rn for the training weekend. Our staff will be set up at the reserve and rncamping out with other participants allows for great a sense of rncommunity.

For further information or to register, email your inquiry to: team@elementpaddlesports.com
National Training Provider Element Paddlesports
Address Seddon West VIC 3011
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Please ensure you have been in contact with the Training Provider prior to registering for this course to ensure you have the appropriate skills and information to take part.


Prices for course vary depending on the Training Provider, course length and course type and so please ensure you are aware of the costs prior to registering. There will also be a $20.00 fee to register your qualification with Australian Canoeing . You will only be invoiced for your AC registration at the completion of your assessment.