Sports that involve paddling! At Cullen Sea School, we have double and single sit-on kayaks, sea kayaks and stand-up paddle boards for you to learn on.
Paddling at Cullen Sea School is gaining lots of momentum – we are enthusiastic, motivated and ready to fall in!
We have a fantastic instruction team led by our Coach, Alice Banks, who is a BC UKCC Level 1 Coach with First Aid certification. Alice is assisted by Norman Banks (3* white-water skills, 3* sea skills, First Aid). So, we’re in safe hands.
The rest of us have lots of room for improvement, which makes it a perfect time to join in.
Alice has devised a series of fun sessions in line with the British Canoeing ‘Start’ and 1* Syllabus to ensure that we all learn sound, basic skills and make our progress within a safe environment. At Cullen Sea School, we ask that members and visitors complete Stage 3 before craft can be hired for personal use in the harbour; and before moving on to Stage 4 and 5:
|Splash and Play||A purely-for-fun session for water-confident children under 12, along with a parent/guardian/carer.|
|Stage 1||Familiarisation with Sea School equipment|
|Safety briefing (weather, harbour, group)|
|On the water: posture, paddle grip, turning, stopping, moving around|
|Stage 2||Safety briefing|
|Refine paddle strokes: forward paddling, sweep strokes, draw strokes|
|Stage 3||Safety briefing|
|Steering: using stern and bow rudder strokes|
|Paddling: fast and accurately round a course|
|Stage 4||Sea kayak: everything you did in Stage 2 and 3... in a sea kayak|
|How to rescue and be rescued|
|Stage 5||Sea kayak: leave the shelter of the harbour and continue to improve technique|
|Beach landing in small waves|
|Self rescue and balance games back in the harbour|
Ready to paddle? Please call 01542 840830 or visit the School to make a booking.
Do you have your own wetsuit and closed shoes for the water? Bring them along! We do have a range of wetsuits and wet-shoes at the School too. We also supply buoyancy aids, which are compulsory.
Our new 2018 calendar will be live in February/March 2018 so please call on 01542 840830 to enquire about a booking. Please note that summer season will run between April and September in 2018.
Cullen Sea School are hiring an RYA-certified Dinghy Instructor with Keelboat experience, to be with us from April-October 2018. Ideally on
The Cullen Sea School management team would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and all the health
A 14 feet mahogany clinker classic built by Wright & sons, Ipswich, before 1975 this beautiful dinghy was saved by