Koh Chang is the largest Island set in the Koh Chang marine national park. In the high season, the archipelago affords us the opportunity to spend wonderful days kayaking to and between it’s stunning Islands and beaches. Once the high season is over and the low season creeps in, is where the fun starts. Gone are the calm seas, in their place we have weather generated seas, with waves and conditions that are perfect for developing our kayaking skills. This is why on
August 6th – 10th and August 13th – 17th 2018
In conjunction with these wonderful conditions, Kayak Chang are proud to offer our annual sea kayaking symposium.
Whether you are a novice or an aspirant 4 Star Sea Kayaking leader, our symposium has something for you. Our BCU coaches, are highly skilled and qualified, and as such will be on hand to guide, coach, push and develop your kayaking at a pace that suits you. The range of sessions, include practical on the water sessions, lectures, workshops and evening presentations. Our symposium is the only one of its kind in South East Asia and as such attracts a lot of interest, however, we only have sufficient kayaks and equipment to accommodate 10 people per week.
Week 1: 6th – 10th of August 2018 || Week 2: 13th – 17th of August 2018
1-4 Star BCU training and assessment
As part of the symposium we will be running extended BCU star award programmes (up to 5 days) including 1, 2, 3 and 4 star training and assessment.
We appreciate that most kayakers attending the symposium will not be bringing kayaks with them and as such Kayak Chang are committed to providing quality boats and associated equipment to all participants at no additional charge for the duration of the symposium.
BCU 3 Star Sea Training and Assessment (5 days)
Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves as an able improving sea paddler rather than a beginner. During assessment the candidate would be able to demonstrate personal competence paddling in wind conditions of no more than Beaufort Force 3 or Sea State 3 as part of a led group.Read more (pdf)
BCU 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Training (5 days)
To achieve BCU 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader candidates are required to attend BCU 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Training. This involves at least 2 days of formal training in personal skills, leadership, and safety and rescue. Some training courses also include the prerequisite BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course (extending the programme by an additional day). Training is valid for 3 years, during this time, and upon completion of the assessment prerequisites, candidates can then put themselves forward for assessment.Read more (pdf)
BCU 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment (5 days)
Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short (6 to 8 miles, of at least 3 hours paddling), single or multi-day journeys in a moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding Beaufort Force 4. The BCU 4 Star Leader has the skills and judgement to select appropriate environments for paddlers with a range of experience.Read mode (pdf)
Maximum numbers per course 6 people. Each BCU course takes the full week.
Our courses are designed for different levels of audience and we will also make sure that there is not too much divergence within one course.
ideal for people just starting sea kayaking
ideal for developing additional skills and knowledge
for skilled kayakers looking to take a leadership role
The price per week is THB 22.000.
|On The Water Sessions||Duration||Level|
|Beginners – Basic Skills||Full Day|
|Beginner – Developer Day||Full Day|
|BCU One Star Award||2 Days|
|BCU Two Star Award||3 Days|
|Forward Paddling (finer points)||Half Day|
|Forward turns on the move||Half Day|
|Close Quarter Manoeuvreing||Half Day|
|Recovery Strokes||Half Day|
|Compound Strokes and Linkage||Half Day|
|Safety and Rescues||Half Day|
|Rolling Clinic||Half Day|
|Rolling in Bigger Conditions||Half Day|
|Incident Management 3 star||Half Day|
|Incident Management 4 star||Half Day|
|Journey (introduction 15km)||Full Day|
|Journey (Intermediate 15km)||Full Day|
|Journey (Through The Rocks 15km)||Full Day|
|Surf landing||Half Day|
|Try A Boat + Kit||Half Day|
|Repairing your boat; Gel coating||Half Day|
The price for the symposium is THB 22.000 per week.