Activity matrix: Moderate water

Moderate Water

Definition:
Inland: Large areas of open water that exceed the sheltered water definition, where the paddlers are no more than 500 metres offshore and in wind strengths that do not exceed Beaufort force 4.
White Water: Grade 2(3) white water or equivalent weirs.
Sea: A stretch of coastline with some areas where it is not easy to land but there will always be straightforward land points a maximum of two nautical miles apart. Crossings not exceeding two nautical miles. Up to 2 Knots of tide (but not involving tide race or overfalls). Wind strengths do not exceed Beaufort force 4. Launching and landing through surf (up to 1 metre, trough to crest height).
Surf: Sections of sandy beaches free from significant hazard (e.g. rocks and strong rips) and easy access. Gentle, sloping and spilling waves, preferably peeling. Not pitching or dumping. Wave height should be no more than double overhead when seated in a kayak in the trough of the wave (head high for a stand up surfer).

Activity Instructor / Coach / Leader Technical Advisor
Person Specification to include Minimum Qualification Person Specification to include Minimum Qualification
Inland Kayak
  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Paddlesport Touring Leader (See notes below)

Or BCAB Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal)

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Paddlesport Touring Leader Provider

Or BCAB Sea Kayak Leader (non-tidal) Provider

Inland Canoe
  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Paddlesport Touring Leader (See notes below)

Or BCAB Open Water Canoe Leader

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Paddlesport Touring Leader Provider

Or BCAB Canoe Open Water Leader Provider

Inland Stand Up Paddleboard

 

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Paddlesport Touring Leader (See notes below)

Or BCAB Inland Open Water Stand Up Paddleboard Leader

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Inland Open Water Stand Up Paddleboard Leader Provider
White Water Kayak Inc. Sit on Tops & inflatables

 

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB White Water Leader

 

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB White Water Leader Provider

 

Stadium White Water Kayak Inc. Sit on Tops & inflatables

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Stadium White Water Leader

 

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Stadium White Water Leader Provider

 

White Water Canoe
  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Canoe White Water Leader

 

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Canoe White Water Leader Provider

 

White Water  Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Coach

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Coach Provider

 

White Water Rafting
  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
Artificial course: BCAB Stadium Raft Guide

Grade 2: BCAB Raft Guide (Grade 2)

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Stadium Raft Guide Provider

Or BCAB Raft Trip Leader (Grade 2)

Sea Kayak

Inc. Sit on Tops

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Sea Kayak Leader

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Sea Kayak Leader Provider

 

Sea Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Stand Up Paddleboard Coastal Leader Provider

 

Surf Kayak

Inc. Wave Ski

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, both general & context specific
BCAB Surf Kayak Leader

 

  • Skills & knowledge
  • Personal Attributes
  • Training support/membership
  • Experience, relevance, breadth & depth of general & context specific
BCAB Surf Kayak Leader Provider

 

 

Note:

  • BCAB Paddlesport Touring Leader has been assessed in open water inland and slow-moving rivers up to and including grade 1, and which may include the occasional short rapid of grade 2 and simple safe weirs.
  • Surf Height: Double overhead = double the height of the surfer when seated in a kayak in the trough of the wave (head high for a stand up surfer).