2016 British Canoeing Courses

British Canoeing (formally BCU) is recognized worldwide for providing high quality personal paddling skills development and assessment, leadership, and coach training & certification. British Canoeing skills courses and leadership courses are known as Star Awards and range from 1 Star to 5 Star. These awards provide a way to track your own progress as a paddler, and give others a reliable indication of your preparedness for trips and further trainings.

Our British Canoeing coaching staff members are the most accredited coaches in North America and routinely teach and paddle in a variety of disciplines. Check out this seasons BC training & assessment schedule and contact us with any questions or reservation information.

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Rentals Coming May 1st

The water is warming up, along with the weather! Rentals, temperatures permitting, open up May 1st. Be sure to put it in your calendar and come on down.

2016 ACA Kayak & SUP Instructor Training & Certification Programs

 

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These are the current programs being offered by Osprey Sea & Surf Adventures Instructor Trainers, Carl Ladd & Jim Bernard. In addition to these programs, we are also offering ACA skills assessments to help guide paddlers to the appropriate Instructor level certification track. Follow this link for more information or call or email the shop to get registered for a specific course.

If your organization is interested in hosting an ACA skills training, assessment, instructor development workshop or certification exam, please contact us to discuss the options.

Kayaking Programs
Level 2 ICW – March 17th 19th, Saint Petersburg, Fl
Level 2 ICW – April 19th – 21st, Stonington, CT – registration closed
Level 3 Skills Assessment – April 30th, Westport, MA
Level 3 Skills Assessment – May 7th, Westport, MA
Level 3 IDW – May 13th – 15th, Westport, MA
Level 2 ICW – May 24th – 26th, Westport, MA
Level 4 Skills Assessment – June 4th, Westport, MA
Level 3 Trip Leader – June 8th- 11th, Baltimore, MD- registration closed
Level 3 Trip Leader – June 14th- 17th, Boston, MA- registration closed
Level 2 Trip Leader – June 21st – 23rd, Boston, MA- registration closed
Level 3 ICE- June 25th- 26th – Westport, MA
Level 4 Skills Assessment – September 29th, Westport, MA
Level 4 IDW – September 30th- October 2nd, Westport, MA
Level 4 ICE – November 11th – 13th, Westport, MA

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Stand Up Paddleboard Programs
Level 2 Skills Assessment – May 7th, Westport, MA
Level 1 & 2 ICW – May 20th – 22nd, Westport, MA
Level 1 & 2 ICW – June 24th – 26th, Westport, MA

Rock, Surf, Race!

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The shorelines of Connecticut and Rhode Island offer diverse opportunities to explore a variety of open water environments to include rocks, surf and races. Join us for three days of open water skills development focused on helping you perform better in these complex and dynamic coastal environments. Rather than focusing on specific technique, we intend to individualize the coaching experience by delivering sessions that promote competency and confidence in tide races, shore surf and rock gardens; different environments that often draw on similar fundamentals.

Therefore, ‘Rock, Surf, Race’ will not rely on a predetermined outline or series of ‘classes;’ rather, venues and daily content will be dictated by the environment and the needs/interests of the paddlers. By maintaining a low instructor/paddler ratio the coaching staff will be able to focus on individual development and work with paddlers to craft long term action plans. As the program will be conducted in open water venues paddlers should be able to maneuver and conduct rescues in 10-15 knots of wind and 2-4 foot seas.

The course will be based out of the fabled Groton House – a grand and historic Victorian home on the shores of the Fishers Island Sound. IMG_2552

Costs are $525 w/o housing and $625 w/housing (shared room). Dates: May 31st – June 3rd.

If you have further questions please contact Todd Johnstone-Wright at [email protected] or to register contact Osprey Sea and Surf Kayak Adventures at [email protected] or 508-636-0300 Space is limited.

Coaching/Instructional Staff:

The coaching/instructional staff is comprised of accomplished paddlers, coaches and instructors, who have been selected because of their love of paddlesport, diverse perspectives, and their commitment to the coaching process and long term athlete development.

Carl Ladd

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor

ACA Level 4 Open Water Instructor Trainer

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Gerry Polinsky

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor

Wilderness First Aid

Don Cheyette

UKCC Level 2 Coach

BCU 5 Star Sea

BCU 4 Star Canoe

Wilderness EMT

Todd Johnstone-Wright

BCU Level 5 Coach Sea

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor Trainer Educator

ACA Level 4 Whitewater Instructor Trainer

ACA Level 4 Surf Kayak Instructor

Wilderness EMT/Educator

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Shop Open by Appointment until April 1st

The shop will be open by appointment for the off season. If you need gear, boats and boards, repair work, or have any questions on things we have in stock, feel free to give us a call at the shop line at 508-636-0300, or send us an email at [email protected] In the email, include a preferred time and topic of interest, and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. It’s no trouble at all, so feel free to drop us a line!

Holiday Package Deals are Here!!

Valid through December 24th, 2015

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End of Year Boards Still Available!

Looking to pick up that extra board for the winter, or looking to prepare for next season? Come on down to the shop to check out our end of year used boards sale! Plenty of boards still available for all paddlers, introductory to advanced



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End of Season Used Paddle Sale is Here!

Check out our sale on used paddles by Werner, SIC and more. Call the shop for details. image1 image3 image4 image6

Used Boat and Board List Release!

It’s the end of the season and our rental retirement sale is up and running! All of our used boats are looking for good homes, so look for big discounts! All boats are released on the dates listed, but we will take a $200 deposit to hold them. Give us a call at the shop if you’re interested!

Osprey 2015 Used Gear Sale

Tax Free Holiday Sale August 15th-16th!

Boats and Boards 10-25% off

SIC Carbon Boards 25% off

Paddles 10-25% off

Neoprene, Spraywear, Lifejackets, Sunglasses 20% off

 

Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures
489 Old County Rd.
Westport, MA 02790
508.636.0300


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Our Instructors are American Canoe Association (ACA) certified, British Canoe Union (BCU) coaching certified, or both

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