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Sea Kayak Carolina Incident Management Course

The course is an 8-hour program conducted in partnership with the United States Coast Guard to develop informed paddle sports leaders. The program will utilize presentations with practical exercises through a series of training vignettes to build on skills. Skills covered include, but are not limited to leadership and group management, composite risk management, rescues, towing, emergency signaling and requesting external assistance. The training will include support by USCG.

When: Thursday, April 14, 2016
8:30 AM
Where: Folly Beach and Morris Island Inlet or the Charleston Harbor
793 Folly Road
Charleston, South Carolina  29412
United States
Contact: Joe Campbell

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Sea Kayak Carolina Incident Management Course


April 14, 2016

Start time 0830

Meet at Sea Kayak Carolina

793 Folly Road

Charleston, SC 29412

Shop: 843-225-7969


Trip Leaders and Intermediate Paddlers - Spend the day with Scott Brown, Nigel Dennis and Eila Wilkinson on-water and in the classroom - Incident Management Training. Scott has a lifetime of experience planning and training, and actually responding when things don't go according to plan….




If conditions are calm, launch will be from Folly Beach and working area will be offshore Morris Island. The culminating scenario includes a Coast Guard 45 rescue boat (and maybe a helicopter!) If it is too windy / rough, the on-water action will move to Charleston Harbor.



There is no cost for this spectacular event. However, the course is limited to 12 participants. Interested paddlers - please send an email with a short description of your sea kayaking experience, certifications if any, and involvement in your local paddling community, to Interested participants will be reviewed by a small committee, and all applicants will be notified if they are selected to participate. Preference will be given to applicants that have appropriate open-water personal skills, and have not participated in previous Incident Management courses in Charleston. Everyone is encourage to apply.



The course is an 8-hour program conducted in partnership with the United States Coast Guard to develop informed paddle sports leaders. The program will utilize presentations with practical exercises through a series of training vignettes to build on skills. Skills covered include, but are not limited to leadership and group management, composite risk management, rescues, towing, emergency signaling and requesting external assistance. The training will include support by USCG Station Charleston and USCG Air Station Savannah.



Scott is an American Canoe Association (ACA) L4 Open Water Instructor and British Canoe Union (BCU) trained sea kayaker. He has had the opportunity to paddle in Alaska, Hawaii and on both the east and west coast of the USA. Scott enjoys coaching group management and composite risk management to develop paddle sport leaders. He also enjoys leading groups in the Low Country of South Carolina.

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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