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SBS Kayak 30 km test

#1 Post by Steve14 » Sun 24 Aug, 2014 4:36 am

Does anyone know is the 30km test in the kayak done in a single or double klepper and is there a time limit?

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Re: SBS Kayak 30 km test

#2 Post by Zero_Higher » Mon 25 Aug, 2014 11:00 am

I found the answer to this on an old information leaflet I received after representatives from UKSF held a FAQ session for my Regt in 2010.

But seeing as it clearly says FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - which means not to be communicated to anyone outside HM Service without authority I will be complying.

If you are in the mob the intranet/training wing can assist. Failing that, all will be explained when you attend a UKSF briefing course.


If you are not serving then focus on passing basic training first.

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Re: SBS Kayak 30 km test

#3 Post by Tab » Mon 25 Aug, 2014 10:51 pm

Zero....you forgot to add that if you told him you would have to kill him

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#4 Post by Zero_Higher » Tue 26 Aug, 2014 3:36 am

:lol:
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#5 Post by Steve14 » Tue 26 Aug, 2014 9:03 am

He would have to catch me in my kayak first 8)

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Re: SBS Kayak 30 km test

#6 Post by Rover » Fri 29 Aug, 2014 6:59 am

Common sense answer.

Ask yourself what canoe do the SBS use? Not a secret as answer is open source information!

As regards time, consider knowledge of wind and tides.

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#7 Post by Steve14 » Tue 09 Sep, 2014 8:56 am

Yeah tides and wind, but there has got to be a cut off point.

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#8 Post by Rover » Wed 10 Sep, 2014 12:23 pm

No simple answer.

Travelling in a car, a distance of 100km you know if your drive at 50kph it will take you roughly two hours! Variables being such as, traffic volume, major or minor road and to some degree the weather. Bearing in mind that you are sheltered somewhat from the elements. Your physical exertion as regards your speed basically being reliant on moving your foot.

Military canoeing being rather different.

Be it River or Open Sea you will need to understand a number of factors that are going to affect the time you cover any distance.

Tide. Is it on the ebb or flood, when does the tide change? Will the tidal range affect our course?

Sea State. Flat calm going toward Gale Force? Which way is the sea running?

Weather. Sunny and dry? Overcast and rain? Wind direction and speed?

Weight. A Klepper is 112Lbs unloaded. Carrying equipment?

Coastal Navigation. Pointless going to sea if you cannot navigate. Day and night.

Physical condition of crew. Well rested or tired after a week in the field?

Solo or rafted and use of a ‘sail’?

From these few points you will get the idea of what can be involved.
The crews are expected to plan their route with the above factors in mind. From this they are expected to give an ETA for their destination.

If they have been given a final time on destination then they have to work backwards. So to say.

It is not just an exercise in getting from A to B but also testing their basic seamanship and knowledge when it comes to the canoeing phase.

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