BCU 3 Star Assessment

BCU 3 Star Assessment

BCU 3 Star Sea Assessment

Location:  Portland, OR, United States
Starting From: US $125.00

This sea kayak specific test is designed to show that a successful candidate has the appropriate level of skill to paddle safely in moderate water conditions on coastal journeys, and they may consider themselves an intermediate sea kayaker. They can do this in a competent manner as part of a led group and have the knowledge and ability to help the smooth running of a trip in this environment. The assessment will be against criteria set out in the BCU 3 Star Sea syllabus and will cover the following areas: -Personal Paddling Skills Lifting -Carrying and launching/landing -Efficient forward paddling Reverse paddling -Stopping Maintaining direction -Changing direction -Moving sideways -Supporting Rolling -Securing -Rescue Skills -Deep-water rescue -Contact tows and use of tow line -Eskimo rescue (self rescue sit on top) -Safety, Leadership and Group Skills -Personal risk management -Awareness of others -Paddle as part of a led group -Theory Equipment Sea safety Weather Hypothermia/First Aid Access Environment Planning Group awareness General knowledge Navigation  

Additional Information

 

If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us.

 

To recognize the level of skill, understanding and knowledge demonstrated (whilst journeying in a sheltered sea environment as part of a led group with winds no more than Force 4) is of the standard of an able improving sea paddler and beyond that of the beginner.

 

Things To Bring

 

  • Kayak, Paddle, Sprayskirt, PFD.?(we can provide if needed)
  • Sunglasses with retention device
  • Sunscreen, lip balm
  • Sun hat, rain hat, and/or fleece hat
  • Proper immersion wear for the weather, (we can provide if needed) ?
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks

Exclusions

REFINEMENT LEVEL: BCU 2 Star Award or instructor's approval required

Cancellation Policy

The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek. 

Pickup/Departure

Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe, Jantzen Beach:
200 NE Tomahawk Island Dr. Portland, OR 97212 (503) 285-0464.
Exit 308 off I-5 in North Portland, head east on Tomahawk Island Dr. for 7/10 of a mile, look for the store on the right.

Drop-Off

Columbia River Mouth (Ilwaco, Washington)

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BCU 3 Star Assessment with Alder Creek Kayak in Portland, Oregon.

This sea kayak specific test is designed to show that a successful candidate has the appropriate level of skill to paddle safely in moderate water conditions on coastal journeys, and they may consider themselves an intermediate sea kayaker. They can do this in a competent manner as part of a led group and have the knowledge and ability to help the smooth running of a trip in this environment. The assessment will be against criteria set out in the BCU 3 Star Sea syllabus and will cover the following areas: -Personal Paddling Skills Lifting -Carrying and launching/landing -Efficient forward paddling Reverse paddling -Stopping Maintaining direction -Changing direction -Moving sideways -Supporting Rolling -Securing -Rescue Skills -Deep-water rescue -Contact tows and use of tow line -Eskimo rescue (self rescue sit on top) -Safety, Leadership and Group Skills -Personal risk management -Awareness of others -Paddle as part of a led group -Theory Equipment Sea safety Weather Hypothermia/First Aid Access Environment Planning Group awareness General knowledge Navigation.

To recognize the level of skill, understanding and knowledge demonstrated (whilst journeying in a sheltered sea environment as part of a led group with winds no more than Force 4) is of the standard of an able improving sea paddler and beyond that of the beginner.

Link to BCUNA site

Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe, Jantzen Beach:
200 NE Tomahawk Island Dr. Portland, OR 97212 (503) 285-0464.
Exit 308 off I-5 in North Portland, head east on Tomahawk Island Dr. for 7/10 of a mile, look for the store on the right.

Gear requirements for the BCU 3 Star Assessment:

  • Kayak, Paddle, Sprayskirt, PFD.
(we can provide if needed)
  • Sunglasses with retention device
  • Sunscreen, lip balm
  • Sun hat, rain hat, and/or fleece hat
  • Proper immersion wear for the weather, (we can provide if needed)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks