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Sea Kayak Basic Skills Course

  • 09 Mar 2019
  • 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: $45 (plus $20 kayak rental if Pearson College kayak is used)
Club kayaks: available at no charge to those who can transport the kayak to Pearson College
Place: Pedder Bay and Pearson College Pool (650 Pearson College Dr)
Instructors: two qualified Paddle Canada Instructors plus student instructor assistants

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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