Chapter 1 Introduction

Welcome to the CCC beginner’s sea kayak course! The course aims to take beginner sea kayakers to the point where they can:

  • Join intermediate level club trips (see our trip designations here).

  • Plan and undertake their own trips on the sea, with peers, in simple conditions

We’ll (loosely) we working with the syllabus of the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award and we’re hoping that all participants reach a level where we can sign them off for this award.

These notes are based around the Sea Kayak Award syllabus and are intended to serve as a reminder and reference for the material that we’ll be covering. There’s no need to read it in detail (or at all!), but you might find it helpful if you’ve forgotten something we’ve covered, missed a session, or are practicing the skills by yourself.