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by Andy Barras
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 8hr Aquatic First Aid Course. March 14th, Hertford
Replies: 0
Views: 291

8hr Aquatic First Aid Course. March 14th, Hertford

8hr Aquatic First Aid, certified by the British Canoeing Lifeguards. Because this course is designed for paddlesport it's tailored to paddlers wearing kit, experiencing injuries and illnesses that may occur on a day trip, multi-day trip or at anytime! See our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/D...
by Andy Barras
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Double sea kayak needed for a day 30th November.
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Double sea kayak needed for a day 30th November.

Hi, Does anyone know where I can borrow or hire a double sea kayak? I'm based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and want to use it to help coach two paddlers for who'll be completing a endurance event in Florida.. They need a bit of practice paddling in sync. We'll only be using it for one day (Saturday 30t...
by Andy Barras
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 8hr Aquatic First Aid Course. September 14th, Hertford
Replies: 0
Views: 332

8hr Aquatic First Aid Course. September 14th, Hertford

8hr Aquatic First Aid, certified by the British Canoeing Lifeguards. Because this course is designed for those involved in paddlesport it's tailored to paddlers wearing kit, experiencing injuries and illnesses that may occur on a trip, or anywhere! As well as being a great all round course it is a p...
by Andy Barras
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 16hr Aquatic First Aid Course. July 6th/7th
Replies: 0
Views: 438

16hr Aquatic First Aid Course. July 6th/7th

This course has been designed for paddlers. It has plenty of practical exercises including a 2 hour session on the water running through a series of incidents. Maximum class size of 8. Please visit www.andrewbarrascoaching.co.uk for full details on our courses. Venue: Stanborough Lakes, Welwyn Garde...
by Andy Barras
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 16hr Aquatic First Aid Course - 2nd and 9th March 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 427

16hr Aquatic First Aid Course - 2nd and 9th March 2019

This course has been designed for paddlers. It has plenty of practical exercises including a 2 hour session on the water running through a series of incidents. Maximum class size of 6. Venue: Hertford Canoe Club Dates: March 2nd and March 9th Prerequisites: over 16yrs of age Cost: £99 includes Red C...
by Andy Barras
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Aquatic First Aid Requalification. Just £35 includes certificate and manual. 14th December.
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Aquatic First Aid Requalification. Just £35 includes certificate and manual. 14th December.

BC Lifeguards Aquatic First Aid 4hr Requalification course. Perfect for if your Level 1 Aquatic First Aid Qualification is coming close to it's expiry date. We'll use mannequins in paddling kit so you revise skills to manage in the paddlesport environment. AED' s will also be revised along with trau...
by Andy Barras
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Aquatic First Aid Requalification. Just £35 includes certificate and manual.
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Aquatic First Aid Requalification. Just £35 includes certificate and manual.

BC Lifeguards Aquatic First Aid 4hr Requalification course. Perfect for if your Level 1 Aquatic First Aid Qualification is coming close to it's expiry date. We'll use mannequins in paddling kit so you revise skills to manage in the paddlesport environment. AED' s will also be revised along with trau...
by Andy Barras
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 8hr Aquatic First Aid Course 20th Oct. Hertford
Replies: 0
Views: 449

8hr Aquatic First Aid Course 20th Oct. Hertford

20th October at Hertford Canoe Club beside the River Lea.
8hr BC Lifeguards Aquatic First Aid Course.
The course is designed around those involved in any form of paddlesport.
Top quality training at a very competitive price.
£45 + certification fee
Call Andy Barras 07799016310
by Andy Barras
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 16hr Aquatic First Aid Course 17th Mar/07th Apr. Hertford
Replies: 0
Views: 257

16hr Aquatic First Aid Course 17th Mar/07th Apr. Hertford

BC Lifeguards 16hr Aquatic First Aid Course.
First Aid for everyday life, and incidents out on the water.
Hertford Canoe Club
Saturday 17th March and Saturday 7th April
Cost £110 plus certification fees.
Course delivered by registered paramedic and First Aid Trainer/Assessor
2 spaces left
by Andy Barras
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 3 Star sea kayaking assessment. 29th October. Lulworth
Replies: 0
Views: 330

3 Star sea kayaking assessment. 29th October. Lulworth

Two spaces left on a 3 star sea kayaking assessment day.
Based at Lulworth, Dorset.
Call Andy on 07799016310 for further details and booking.
by Andy Barras
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Werner Powerhouse 4 piece splits
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Werner Powerhouse 4 piece splits

Emergency split paddles but good enough to use as a main paddle. £180 Red glass blades. Straight carbon shaft. Simple push button assembly. Three feather options. 45 deg Left, 45 deg Right and straight 0 degree. Hardly been used, once on a river so small amount of damage to the blades, otherwise the...
by Andy Barras
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm 20m Alpine throwline
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Palm 20m Alpine throwline

20metre floating HT Polypropylene cored rope -1000Kg line strength Hi-visibility 10.5mm diameter rope for ease of handling Foam lined Cordura® bag with funnel neck opening. Carabiner also included. Hardly been used, but it does have some wear. £15 View and collect in person. Based in Hitchin. Photos...
by Andy Barras
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Portage backpack
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Pyranha Portage backpack

I have a Pyranha harness for carrying a Burn on your back. Great for expeditions.
Just £10 basically to cover the cost of postage. I hope it goes to a good home.
Instructions on how to rig it up are available on-line.
View and collect in person Hitchin.
Photos available
Andy 07799016310
by Andy Barras
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Palm Alpine 20m throwline
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Palm Alpine 20m throwline

20metre floating HT Polypropylene cored rope -1000Kg line strength Hi-visibility 10.5mm diameter rope for ease of handling Foam lined Cordura® bag with funnel neck opening. Carabiner also included. Hardly been used, but it does have some wear. £15 View and collect in person. Based in Hitchin. Photos...
by Andy Barras
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Werner Powerhouse 4 piece splts.
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Werner Powerhouse 4 piece splts.

Emergency split paddles but good enough to use as a main paddle. £180 Red glass blades. Straight carbon shaft. Simple push button assembly. Three feather options. 45 deg Left, 45 deg Right and straight 0 degree. Hardly been used, once on a river so small amount of damage to the blades, otherwise the...
by Andy Barras
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 8hr Aquatic First Aid Course
Replies: 0
Views: 378

8hr Aquatic First Aid Course

Saturday 17th June at Hertford Canoe Club. Starts at 08:45. There are two spaces still available on this course.
For further details, please call Andy on 07799016310.
by Andy Barras
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 16hr Aquatic First Aid course. Anglesey. May 1st/2nd
Replies: 0
Views: 407

16hr Aquatic First Aid course. Anglesey. May 1st/2nd

The BCU Lifeguards 16hr Aquatic First aid Course is being run during the Anglesey Sea Kayaking Symposium.
See http://www.angleseyseakayaksymposium.co.uk for full details or call Andy Barras on 07799016310
£80 per person for the two day course + certification fees. 8hr course is also available.
by Andy Barras
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Sea Kayaking in Sardinia end of May or early June.
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Sea Kayaking in Sardinia end of May or early June.

Stunning shoreline accommodation close to historic harbour town of Alghero in the northwest of Sardinia. Progress your skills in the warm azure waters of the Mediterranean, and enjoy a fabulous holiday. We use quality Scorpio kayaks and Werner Shuna (glass blades, carbon shaft paddles). Dates: May 2...
by Andy Barras
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 8hr Aquatic First Aid Course. Saturday 18th March. Hertford
Replies: 0
Views: 359

8hr Aquatic First Aid Course. Saturday 18th March. Hertford

Saturday 18th March
8hr Aquatic First Aid Course
Hertford Canoe Club, Hartham Common, Hertford.
09:00 - 1700
Meet 08:45 for registration
Cost just £45 (plus certification fee of £6 BCU member, £9 for non members).
Contact: Andy Barras 07799016310 to book your place.
by Andy Barras
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 16 hr Aquatic First Aid Course, Hertford.
Replies: 0
Views: 386

16 hr Aquatic First Aid Course, Hertford.

The 2 day First Aid Course is a prerequisite for 4 star and 5 star leaders and Level 2 coaches wanting going to coach in a moderate water environment. The course will run on two consecutive Saturdays. Venue: Hertford CC Clubhouse Date Saturday 18th March and Saturday 25th March Start 09:00 Finish 17...
by Andy Barras
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for a Scorpio LV
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Looking for a Scorpio LV

Hi,
I'm looking for a Scorpio LV mkII with a skeg, not a skudder.
If you've got such a boat that You're looking to sell, please get in touch.
I live in Hertfordshire, but travel quite a lot.
Cheers
Andy
07799016310
by Andy Barras
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted-pyranha burn/b2 m/l north-west
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Wanted-pyranha burn/b2 m/l north-west

Hi Dave,
I'm looking t sell my burn for £550. I live in Hertfordshire but will be coming u to Bromsgrove September 17th/18th.
Any good?
Andy
07799016310
by Andy Barras
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Large Burn mk 2
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Large Burn mk 2

Hi, I've got a Large Burn mk 2 (yellow/orange) for sale. £550. Hitchin, Herts. It's been kept garaged and only been on a few river trips as I now concentrate on the sea. A few scratches but otherwise tiptop condition. I can't get photos to load but happy to send any via email. Just let me know if yo...
by Andy Barras
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H Scorpio LV
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: P&H Scorpio LV

If you can send a few photos that would be great.
andrewlbarras@yahoo.com
by Andy Barras
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: P&H Scorpio LV
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: P&H Scorpio LV

Hi,
Is this still for sale?
If so, is it a MKII version?
Does it have a skeg or skudder?
Regards
Andy
by Andy Barras
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 16HR First Aid Course. Tring, Hertfordshire, 8th/15th May
Replies: 0
Views: 518

16HR First Aid Course. Tring, Hertfordshire, 8th/15th May

This 16hour course will be run over two consecutive Sundays (8th/15th May) and will be based in Tring, Hertfordshire. Certified by BCU LIfeguards this course is run by an experienced kayaker and paramedic. Call 07799016310 or visit http://www.sea-stack.com to book your place.
by Andy Barras
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU 3 star Sea kayaking Training and Assessment. April 16th/17th Broadstairs, Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 552

BCU 3 star Sea kayaking Training and Assessment. April 16th/17th Broadstairs, Kent

April 16th/17th. A weekend of paddling development with the opportunity to take the BCU 3 star assessment in sea kayaking. Kent has some iconic stretches of coastline and there is always somewhere sheltered. We'll base ourselves at Joss Bay, near Broadstairs, Kent. See http://www.sea-stack.com for f...
by Andy Barras
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Sea Kayaking in Sardinia. May21st-28th. £100 off list price
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Sea Kayaking in Sardinia. May21st-28th. £100 off list price

Give yourself a boost this springtime. Sea-Stack are offering £100 off their sea kayak touring and coaching holidays to the wonderful Mediterranean Island of Sardinia. Where better to progress your skills, enjoy some fantastic touring and be treated to a complete holiday experience. Warm seas and a ...
by Andy Barras
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Apr 16/17 BCU 3* training and assessment. Broadstairs, Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Apr 16/17 BCU 3* training and assessment. Broadstairs, Kent

April 16th/17th. A weekend of paddling development with the opportunity to take the BCU 3 star assessment in sea kayaking. Kent has some iconic stretches of coastline and there is always somewhere sheltered. We'll base ourselves at Joss Bay, near Broadstairs, Kent. See http://www.sea-stack.com for f...
by Andy Barras
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Apr 16/17 BCU 3* Sea Training and Assessment. Broadstairs, Kent
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Apr 16/17 BCU 3* Sea Training and Assessment. Broadstairs, Kent

Hi Pete, How's things going? Please be aware of the prerequisites for BCU sea kayak 3*. Give me a call on 07799016310, and lets see how I can help you and your club. Regards, Andy 3 Star Sea candidates must: Provide evidence of at least three different journeys on the sea, of about three hours durat...