Mainly kayaking photographs taken on the Isle of Man and beyond.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Isle of Man First Aid Course for Kayakers.

I guess when you look at the photos above of yours truly in the Calf Sound tidal races, it is easy to see how a paddler could become injured at this more extreme end of the sport. It was perhaps with that in mind that Wayne and Sarah Hickey have devised and are running a first aid course with a bias towards paddling. Sarah wrote ...
"The course will start at 9.30am on Saturday 18th June, running until about 4.30pm. It will be held at Ard Whallin outdoor centre in West Baldwin. It is a HSE (Health and Safety Executive) approved emergency first aid course and candidates will receive a HSE certificate at the end. There will be a bias towards injuries and incidents likely to be encountered in a water sports environment and an in-house certificate relating to this will also be awarded. Food will not be provided but tea and coffee making facilities are available. The course costs £50 per person and is available for up to 10 people (minimum of 4 required for the course to go ahead). Confirmation of a place on the course will be given when a cheque for the full amount is received (if the course does not go ahead due to lack of interest this will be fully refunded). Cheques are to be made payable to Wayne Hickey and can be sent to 'Isle of Man First Aid, 13 Mona Street, Peel, IM5 1HJ'. For further information and to book a place please contact whickey@manx.net."
On a slightly different note, if anyone has found a 4 piece Lendal glass bladed sea kayak paddle then please contact me through KAYAK.im . The paddle was left by Ian Smith at Fenella Beach on the Isle of Man over a week ago. It would be great if we could return it to him.

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