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Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course

  • 06 May 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
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  • Beginner course for kayakers

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This course is designed for those who are new to kayaking or those who have been kayaking but have never taken any formal training. The course follows the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Program which can be viewed on the Paddle Canada website:


Prerequisites: None
Cost: $40
Place: VCKC Clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

knowledge, Basic Kayak Skills inspires students to go out on short paddling excursions in calm and sheltered waters.



Typical Course Length:

1 day


Re-entry Skills

  • Wet Exit
  • Assisted Re-entries

Paddling Skills

  • Lifting and Carrying a Kayak
  • Launching and Landing
  • Emptying the Kayak
  • Forward Stroke
  • Stopping
  • Reverse Stroke
  • Forward & Reverse Sweep Strokes
  • Pivots
  • Draw Stroke
  • Low Brace
  • Edging

General Knowledge

  • Kayak Part Names and Outfitting
  • Paddling and Safety Equipment
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sunsense
  • Collision Regulations
  • Navigation
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Impact of Kayakers on the Environment

Contact: Kayak@VCKC.ca

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