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ACA Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Training

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm


ACA L4 Open Water Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Training

WHAT: In this course, you will gain experience with the technical, trip planning, group management, and leadership skills required to lead other paddlers in open water and coastal environments.  The emphasis of the training is on leadership, and will take place in conditions up to and including those where dynamic environments may constrain time available for decision-making, and where communication may be difficult due to noise of wind and waves. A link to further information about the training can be found here.  Successful completion of this training may be followed by the Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Assessment.

The course will be taught by Jennifer Yearley  and Sean Morley.

WHO: This course is open to any paddler that has passed an ACA Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment. If you have any questions about prerequisites for the course, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

WHEN: The course will be conducted over 3 days, meeting at 9am on Friday June 7 and finishing no later than 5pm on Sunday June 9.

WHERE:  Exact venues will be selected to best meet course requirements.

Targeted conditions are:

  • 15-20 knot winds
  • 3-5 foot seas
  • 2-4 foot surf
  • 2-4 knots of current

Training venues will be selected to provide a range of leadership environments and may include areas in and around San Francisco Bay, Bodega Bay, the Golden Gate, Half Moon Bay, or other coastal locations.

COST: $349

QUESTIONS: Please contact Jennifer directly with any questions you may have. We are happy to help arrange gear for individuals traveling in from out of area.

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June 7 @ 9:00 am
June 9 @ 5:00 pm
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River and Ocean
415 816 8746


Horseshoe Cove
Sommerville Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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