The intensive 2 day course was run over the weekend of 17th - 18th November. The course was conducted on both open water on the river dart estuary on Saturday and on moving water on the river dart on Sunday. The course covered all aspects of the BCU 4 Star training syllabus. On the Saturday we were focusing on effective and efficient open water skills, leading and managing a group up to force 4 on open water, a variety of canoe rafts, canoe sailing, navigation and a night time paddle. On the Sunday we were on the river and focused on personal paddling, safety and group awareness, leadership techniques in a moving water environment, equipment, environmental awareness, rescues and traditional skills such as tracking, lining and poling.
The course was run by Gary Peverill of Inspiring Adventure and is a coach I would highly recommend.
|Constructing A frames for sailing...|
|Night paddle back to base...|
|River running on the lower dart...|
|Tracking on the lower dart...|
All in all a great training course which has helped me understand effective leadership strategies and techniques which will benefit me when leading groups. A course that I highly recommend.