Sea Kayak Leader Training


  • 30th Oct – 3rd Nov 2022


  • 4 Days


  • CHF995 – Without Accommodation

Group Size

  • 1:6


  • Dave
  • Karel


The sea kayak leader award is for those who wish to lead groups of sea kayakers in a moderate tidal environment. Successful performance at this level indicates you have the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead fun, safe and enjoyable sea kayaking trips for groups of sea kayakers on a voluntary or commercial basis.  It includes running including short, single or multi-day journeys in appropriate conditions not exceeding Beaufort force 4, 1 metre of Surf and 2 knots of tide and shows the Leader has the skills and judgement to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.

Previously known as the British Canoeing 4 Star Award, this course includes training in personal paddling, tidal planning, equipment awareness, environmental awareness and supporting knowledge in order to effectively lead a group.  After the course you will also have a good understanding or different leadership styles, group management and incident management tactics we can use whilst out with groups in a variety on conditions.  With daily reflection and feedback on your performance, we will work on developing an action plan to help you progress to achieving the award.



It is recommended that you should be at the level of or have completed the British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak Award before beginning to work towards the Sea Kayak Leader qualification.

British Canoeing Links

Sea Kayak Leader Award, Assessment & Registration Guidance:

British Canoeing Awarding Body Documents:

British Canoeing’s Digital Library:



Accommodation is not included and needs to be arranged by yourself.  We generally base ourselves at a campsite in the Paimpol area but we will confirm this in the month preceding the assessment.


Getting there

In order to reduce our environmental footprint, we encourage people to car share and where possible or use public transport.  We also offer the possibility to travel with us if that works either one way or both ways depending on the length of our trips.

We can also help with equipment if you want to leave that with us to enable you to take the train.  There are good railway connections to Guingamp via Paris taking around 6.5 hours from Basel.



CHF995 exludes travel costs, accommodation and food.


Unsere Coaching Philosophie

Individuelles Seekajak Coaching ist unser Herzensangelegenheit. Wir holen dich dort ab, wo du bist und begleiten dich bei dem, was du erreichen möchtest.

Durch unsere mehrjährige Erfahrung auf dem Meer verstehen wir, was das Seekajak Fahren wirklich ausmacht und sind passioniert, dieses Wissen auf eine möglichst effektive und nachhaltige Art und Weise weiterzugeben. 

Lerne Seekajak Basics auf dem See, der sich super eignet um Sicherheit für die ersten eigenen Paddelabenteuer zu gewinnen oder buche einen Finetuning Kurs, der dir wichtiges Werkzeug mitgibt, um auch auf dem Fluss oder sogar auf dem offenen Meer paddeln zu können. Egal, ob kurze Trips auf dem See in deiner Nähe oder Langstrecken und  Expeditionen, die Planung von Trips auf dem Meer oder das spielerische Paddeln mit dem Seekajak zwischen Felsen und in den Wellen. Wir begleiten dich dabei!

Alle unsere Coaches “durchpaddelten” mehrere Seekajak – Qualifikationen auf dem Meer und teilen nicht nur die Leidenschaft für den Sport, sondern auch für inspirierendes Coaching. “We make you feel the learning” ist unsere Philosophie.

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Meet our Coaching Team

Dave Storey

Managing Director Operations, Head Coach & Lifeguard

Karel Meulders

Head Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

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