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Canoeing on Cromford Canal,
highlighting the following main skill areas:-

Communication , Decision Making, Time Management, Budget Forecasting and Control.

Canoeing – Cromford Canal

Task
The group is required to earn a realistic profit by participating in a canoe journey from a starting point along the Cromford Canal, then return to the start point whilst successfully performing sub tasks along the way. (A Maximum of 2 miles in distance).

General Details
The group begins with a budget of 2000 pounds that it can allocate to skills training and the hire of essential equipment prior to starting.

The group must select a time in which it anticipates that it will complete its journey.
Once the group has begun the journey the time cannot be amended. Failure to give written notice of an agreed target time prior to starting, will result in the shortest target time being allocated and an automatic reduction on any earnings of 50%.

Each time any contact is made with the canal sides a penalty fee of 100 will automatically be incurred.

The group is fully responsible for managing and keeping track of its own finances and may at any time be subject to an internal audit inspection. Any mis-management of a groups’ finances will automatically incur a fine of 500.

Arrival at the finish point later than the forecast target time will mean that the contract to supply will be terminated and no earnings will be realised.

Costs: -

Skills
Initially there will be a safety briefing that all participants must attend – there is no cost for this briefing.

There after: -
Skills training sessions are available on arrival at the canal at a cost of 25 per person per session.
Two training sessions are available one session will cover basic kayak skills and one session will cover basic Canadian skills.

Equipment Pool
There will be a pool of equipment available for the group(s) to select from, on a first come first served basis.
All participants will be required to wear safety equipment (helmet and buoyancy aid) at no extra cost.



Sub Task Details

Task 1.
With a temporary 25% reduction in the group’s total number of paddles, all boats must pass in silence underneath the bridge without any touch of the canal sides.

Task 2.
With all boats in contact with each other, the group must perform a 360 degree turn at the site of the concrete landing point, without any touch of the canal sides.

Task 3.
All boats must cover the distance from the garden centre wall to the tow path wall in less than 60 seconds.

Task 4.
Each boat must successfully perform a 360 degree turn, exactly adjacent to the black pipe.
A maximum of two attempts per boat will be allowed.

Task 5.
At any point determined by the group individuals must stand fully upright in their craft

Task 6.
Each boat must travel maintaining a backwards facing direction, for the length of the wired stone wall, without any contact of the canal side. Each group must provide two persons who will be blindfolded for the task.

Task 7.
Each boat must pass under the bridge without any touch of the canal sides or bridge.


On the return journey you may complete any task for a second time however, any income gained on a second completion will be at a reduction of 50% of the published possible earnings.

Equipment Pool and Hire Charges

Kayaks

Two single kayaks with retractable skegs (better steering control) at £600 each.

Four single kayaks without retractable skegs at £450 each

Canadian Canoes

Three - two/three person open canadian canoes at £800 each

All craft will be supplied with paddles free of charge.

Spare closed cell foam seats for a third canadian person £100 each.

Paddles

Six kayak paddles at £100 each

Six canadian paddles at £80 each

Possible income and expenditure

Target Times

Bonus for the whole group completing its journey in under 45 minutes £3500

Bonus for the whole group completing its journey in under 60 minutes £3000

Bonus for the whole group completing its journey in under 75 minutes £2500

Income

For each minute the whole group arrives early at the finish point a bonus of £200 per minute up to a maximum of £1000 per group will be gained.

Expenditure

If any of the group arrive at the at the finish point later than the forecast target time,

an additional loss of £1000 will automatically be incurred.

Sub Task Income

Task 1. For successful completion of the task, the group will gain 500
Task 2. For successful completion of the task, the group will gain 400
Task 3. Each kayak successfully completing this task will gain 150
Each Canadian canoe successfully completing this task will gain 250
Bonus for successful completion by all boats. 500
Task 4. Each kayak successfully completing this task will gain  100
Each Canadian canoe successfully completing this task will gain 300
Bonus for successful completion by all boats.  400
Task 5. Each person successfully completing this task will gain 200
Bonus for successful completion all at the same time 800
Task 6. Each kayak successfully completing this task will gain 100
Each Canadian canoe successfully completing this task will gain 200
Bonus for successful completion by all boats. 250
Task 7. Each boat successfully completing this task will gain 300
Bonus for successful completion by all boats. 500
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