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Sea Kayak Level 1 (#1)

  • 22 Jun 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 23 Jun 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
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  • Intermediate level kayak course

Registration is closed
The course follows the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Program which can be viewed on the Paddle Canada website:


Sea Kayak Level 1 (two day course)

Cost: $80

Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge at the discretion of the course director plus the following paddling experience:

  • Five kayaking excursions (2 or 3 hours duration) in class-0 conditions
  • Can execute a controlled wet exit in class-0 conditions
  • Can perform a simple assisted re-entry in class-0 conditions

Note: Invitations to register will be sent to individuals currently on the 2019 waitlists who meet the pre-requisites for the course.  Open registration will follow afterwards.


Re-entry Skills

  • Unassisted Re-entry
  • Assisted Re-entry
  • Towing

Paddling Skills

  • Launching and Landing
  • Forward Stroke
  • Stopping
  • Reverse Stroke
  • Sweep Strokes
  • Draw Stroke
  • Low Brace
  • Stern Rudder
  • Edge Control

General Knowledge

  • Equipment and Equipment Care
  • Communication
  • Route Planning and Basic Navigation Techniques
  • Half-day Kayak Journey
  • Weather
  • Sea State
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Cold Issues and Sun Safety
  • Impact of Kayakers on the Environment
  • History and Heritage
  • Kayaking Community and Resources
  • Vehicle Boat Tie Down

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