The Thames Skills & Knowledge (TSK) 1 course aims to provide a good knowledge of the main risks for people navigating the Thames in unpowered craft. It has been developed in cooperation with the Port of London Authority (PLA). Content has been agreed with the Assistant Harbourmaster responsible for sport and recreation.Theory part of the TSK 1 includes detailed information about tides and how they affect Thames users; weather effects, river traffic and navigation rules for paddleboarders and other river users; tidal river hazards and associated risks.The 4- 4.5hrs theory part of the TSK1 course consists of 4 modules:Module 1: River KnowledgeModule 2: EquipmentModule 3: SUP Paddling Skills + intro to Trip PlanningModule 4: Theoretical Trip PlanningPLEASE NOTE THE COST IS FOR ALL 4 THEORY MODULES (4 - 4.5HRS TOTAL) and this booking is for all 4 modules but the times of each consecutive module are listed on the date selection page next (no need to book separately)
You will be selecting for the the start date of your preferred course - all dates listed below for any upcoming courses
Tuesday 28th March - 7 - 8.30pm
Wednesday 29th March - 7 - 8.30pm
Tuesday 4th April - 7 - 8pm
PLEASE NOTE THE COST IS FOR ALL 4 THEORY MODULES (4 - 4.5HRS TOTAL) and this booking is for all 4 modules but the times of each consecutive module are listed below (no need to book separately)
PLEASE CHECK THE TIMES OF EACH CONSECUTIVE MODULE TO ENSURE YOU CAN MAKE ALL 3 EVENINGS - THIS TRAINING IS NOT RECORDED)
This course is for confident paddlers with SUP experience on moving water who want to paddle on the Tidal Thames safely and more independently understanding the tides, navigation rules, traffic patterns, risks and hazards of a tidal urban river, and be able to plan their own trips looking at the tides and weather data.
Online course - 4 Theory Modules (approx.4- 4.5 hrs total learning time) in 3 evenings *timings of each module may vary slightly depending on the participants' experience and needs.
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