I’m really excited to announce that the dates for the 2012 Isle of Wight Sea Kayak Symposium are now set in stone. After an extremely successful event in 2011, this years symposium will run from the 25th – 27th of August 2012.

This year the symposium is being jointly organised/publicised by Owen and Mitch Burson from Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking yours truly on behalf of Solent Sea Kayaking.

Having had an awesome time last year, predominantly as a participant (advanced First Aid and BCU 4* Sea Assessment), I’m looking forward to being involved in supporting Owen and Mitch in the organisation and running of the event.

As with last year, the Symposium is being run on a non-profit with all proceeds going to the Freshwater Independent Lifeboat, a hugely worthy cause.

Registration will be open from February via a new IOW Sea Kayak Symposium web site which is currently in production as well as being advertised on the Isle Of Wight Sea Kayaking, Liquid Logistics and Solent Sea Kayaking websites.

All sessions and courses will be led by Level 5 and Level 5 aspirant coaches or specialists in their field who have expert knowledge of the subject they are coaching.

Confirmed guest coaches so far:

  • Kate Duffus
  • Howard Jeffs
  • Phil Hadley
  • Gordon Brown
  • Sid Seinfield
  • Nige Robinson
  • Jeff Allen
  • Owen Burson
  • Kim Bull
  • Rich Pearsall
  • Mattias Altin
  • Nicole Hendriksen