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The paddlesports touring leader award assessment is great for leading mixed craft in open water and rivers up to G2. The day takes place on both environments on a venue like Loch Insh and the River Spey.
Paddlesports Touring Leader Assessment
|Season Of The Year||All Year|
|Minimum Age||16 years old|
|Meeting Place||Loch Insh Church Car Park 10:00|
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Paddlesports Touring Leader Assessment Course Information
This British Canoeing Paddlesports Touring Leader assessment can be run in one day on a ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 ratio and you can present on SUP, canoe, closed or open cockpit kayaks. This assessment will be most likely based around the Cairngorms & Aviemore area using Loch Insh and the River Spey down to Aviemore; although we can travel further afield if groups or conditions require us to. The paddlesports touring leader assessment will qualify you to lead multi craft groups on open inland water and slow moving rivers of grade 1 with the occasional short rapid of grade 2 and simple safe weirs. This includes single and tandem craft. On the day you will be expected to lead a group in the appropriate environment for the award which must be seen in the top end of the remit – force 4 winds in open water and the occasional short simple and safe grade 2 rapid on the river.
If you want to lead groups in a paddlesports environment for yourself, your club or employer then this could be the right award for you. The award supports your existing skills and enables you to lead safe, fun and enjoyable trips for a variety of groups and craft. In enviornments of open and moving water: the open water would be in wind not exceeding beaufort force 4 and the rivers would be grade 1 (2). Options for this would be the River Ness & Loch Dochfour where you can put on at Dochgarroch, paddle onto the Loch as a perfect warmup before heading onto the river. From here you can paddle the river Ness down a short way with a weir at the start to tackle or portage as appropriate and 1 grade 2 rapid (fast eddy) before getting out and carrying the boats 20m back onto the canal to paddle back and finish at Dochgarroch where you started. Another option would be Loch Insh and the River Spey
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Paddlesports Touring Leader Course Meeting Place
Please look out for the van branded with our logo’s on all sides. We will always get there early and try to park up prominently for you to see us.