Liguria: Rock Hop & Explore Level 1


The Sea Kayak award is internationally recognised and shows that you are a competent and useful member of a group out on the Sea and an asset to any coach or guide in moderate conditions. At this level the candidate can consider themselves an intermediate sea paddler rather than a beginner or improver with good technical & rescue skills, the ability to roll in calm conditions with a set up, and show good group awareness in conditions up to Beaufort Force 3 Winds and Sea State 3.

With 5 days on the water, we have time to focus on the skills you need to develop to attain the award. We will work on your roll, rescues and all the personal skills needed to paddle safely on the sea and start planning your own journeys with friends. For those not so interested in the award itself, this course is still an excellent training course focusing on skills you might not otherwise look at, adding a new dimension to your paddling.

This is a training course and assessment takes place on an ongoing basis meaning we can pass the award upon seeing all relevant criteria set by British Canoeing. We will work together to provide feedback and an action plan to achieve the award or if successful, to take you further in your paddling.

The course days start at 9.15am and ends at 4.15pm. Should you have any further requests or require additional information please feel free to contact us.


Completion of the British Canoeing explore award or equivalent. Good flat water skills on the lake or some experience on the sea. Feel free to call us if you’d like any further information.

What's included

All equipment, small group ratios & 6 nights accommodation (excluding: transport, food)

British Canoeing Syllabus

Click here for the full British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award syllabus


British Canoeing Performance Sea Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Dave Storey


5 course Days
No Accommodation: CHF1090
6 nights accommodation
Single Room: CHF1540
Double Room: CHF1400


17th-23rd October 2021 (Course days 18th-22nd Oct, Arrival day 17th Oct)
Bookable Online
23rd-29th October 2021 (Course days 24th-28th Oct, Arrival day 23rd Oct)
2nd week available upon request

Where & When

Meeting Point: Affittacamere Marco, Levanto, Liguria, Italy
Time: 08:00 on 1st Course Day

What to bring with you

Personal Paddling gear if you have any, swimming clothes, sunglasses, sunhat, suncream, footwear that you can get wet, change of clothes, drinks and snacks


Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.


Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

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