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Navigation and Leader Training

The early May Bank Holiday 4-7 May 2018 sees the opportunity to join us for an extended sea kayak weekend. This will include a Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course followed by three days of sea kayak leadership training. Based in West Cornwall, we will use the best the coast has to offer. We will look in depth at surf and rocky situations, rescues and towing and equipment repair, all underpinned with secure leadership principles.
This British Canoeing registered course is a pre- requisite for the Sea Kayak Leader assessment.
For more details, drop us a line at

The West Cornwall Sea Kayak Meet 2016

West Cornwall Sea Kayak Meet

Paddlecrest Coaching is happy to again offer an informal gathering for sea kayakers in West Cornwall staying at the St Just Rugby Club campsite. Open to all paddlers and families, camping, music and a hog roast or veggie option ( please specify) included in the fee of £40 with all profits going to local charities. 17/19 June 2016, Bookings will open February 1st.

Four Star Sea Assessment

4* Sea Assessment
28/29 Nov 2015
West Cornwall
£175 – non residential

The West Cornwall Sea Kayak Meet 2015

An informal gathering of sea kayakers in West Cornwall staying at the St Just Rugby Club campsite. Open to all paddlers, camping and a hog roast or veggie option ( please specify) included in the fee of £35 with all profits going to local charities. Kindly sponsored by Paddlecrest Coaching and supported by Ben and Christian.

This event is now fully booked.

Coastal Navigation and four star training

CNTP Course
St. Austell
28 November

4 Star Sea Leaders Training Course

29/30 November

West Cornwall

£225 Non-residential

2014 Dates and News

There are a few changes afoot at Paddlecrest Coaching, all courses for 2014 will be run in conjunction with our friends at Coastal Adventure Training. Some of our regulars will already know Ben and Christian, this new joint venture will broaden the scope of courses from both companies, whilst continuing to offer top quality coaching and guiding for all your sea kayak needs.

29/30 March
Surf coaching weekend. Private booking.
Easter Specials
BCU 4* Training/Assessment
17/18 April
BCU Open Water Navigation & Tidal Planning Course.
19 April
Five Star Sea Training (This will run, two places available)
20/21 April

Non residential

3/5 May
Sea Kayak Weekend, fully booked.

Further dates will be added soon. Be-spoke courses a speciality.

10th Cornish Sea Kayak Rally

24-26 August 2013
This year we are celebrating our 10th rally, based in West Cornwall, with stunning scenery, workshops and coastal paddling it’s a great opportunity to get together with like-minded folk. Individual trips and workshops will be arranged according to demand and conditions at the event. The event will be limited to 25 places, pre-booking is essential.
Friday 23rd Rally Campsite Open
Saturday 24th Day Paddle + DIY Evening BBQ
Sunday 25th Day Paddle + Evening Meal & Social with guest speakers.
Monday 26th Day Paddle
Full Weekend Ticket (inc. Meal & Camping) @ £105
Non-Paddlers Weekend Ticket (inc. Meal & Camping) @ £35
Optional Extras

Minack Theatre Friday 23rd
Tickets @ £9.50
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD – presented by Next Stage Theatre Company

Minack Theatre Monday 26th ……. Tickets @ £9.50
TARTUFFE – presented by the The Guildburys Theatre Company

Additional Camping either side of main event @ £5.00pp/pn

E-mail me for a booking form, entries will only be accepted via post and on the official form.

Cornish Winter Meet

We are having a small winter meet to include a MWE training and some rough water handling / playtime. Pushing those skills on from the four star. Contact us for details.

Summer 2012

We have had a busy summer running some four and five training courses, another very successful trip to Brittany and some great day trips. In among this we also managed to move house !
Here are some pics that reflect the season, keep posted for some exciting developments for Autumn 2012 and into 2013.