The UWC RCN Outdoor department held the Kayak Leader Course on the weekend 16th to 17th of September for staff and students at UWC Red Cross Nordic, enabling the successful participants to lead kayak trips for the students at the College.
The course was in two parts over two days. On the first day was in the Flekke fjord by the College to learn the basics of paddling with a lot of rehearsing techniques and practicing rescuing capsized kayakers. On the second day we moved the classroom out to sea and started of at Korsunded close to the open sea. This day was set up as a day-trip circumnavigating the Island of Lutelandet. Very calm seas and good weather made for a good experience for all. Some of the participants seems to have thought it was too warm and ended up taking a swim out at sea, giving a few of the others a chance to practice rescues again.
The newly qualified kayak leaders are Chisato, Kimi, Marco, Mikkeline, Hari, Raavi, Emelie and Amina as well as Taren and Jenny from the staff.
For an album of photos, see here.