Off to the Isle of wight again for more 4 star sea action! One important aspect of this award is knowing your buoyage, for example although this looks like a bucket on a stick, it's actually a Port Channel Marker
And this one, which looks very much like two plastic funnels, painted black is a North Cardinal
It's very civilised on the IoW - yep, that's ac ice cream boat! Here's Owen from IoW Sea Kayaking, And Kim Bull, with my friend Lindsey from NY stateThere's always loads of first aid to be administered on 4 star assessments!Someone is happy in his work!
I got asked to go do some work with a couple of guys working towards their L2, we decided to go paddle on the Teme at Ludlow with their students. On the way there I was reminded why I love living in England- I love travelling around the world but seeing this sight 20 minutes from my house is awsome! Puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day
I watched Steve and Alex coaching kayak and canoe over two days
This is Kari from the USA - she loves canoes and castles, cos there aint many castles in Oregon!Nice braces - we learn these to prevent a capsizeIt don't always work!
When I'm not coaching paddlesports, I'm probably working for BCU UK Coaching! I'm one of the National Trainers and involved with rolling out the new coaching scheme and Performance awards, I'm also an Approvals Officer working with BCU Approved Centres.
I coach paddlesports and deliver and assess paddlesport coach education courses.
I'm very lucky that I've been coaching and paddling in some awesome locations around the world - Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Panama, Florida, California, New York, Oregon, Washington, Grand Canyon, Sakhalin - Eastern Russia, French Alps, Ardeche, Baja- Mexico - hopefully that list will continue to grow!
I studied Sports at the University of Wolverhampton, where I got BSc Hons, and continued to work there part time as a visiting lecturer in Outdoor Education and Leadership.
I contributed two chapters to BCU Coaching Handbook as well as a small contribution to Canoe and Kayak Games. I've also had articles published in Canoe Focus and Canoe and Kayak Magazine.
I'm available for coaching canoe and kayak, see my website for contact details www.philhadley.co.uk