Paddle Canada Level-2 Skills

Course Description:

An introduction to overnight wilderness sea kayak camping along a moderately exposed coastline. Includes multi-day trip camping.

Includes:

Instructor, course materials, camping.
Participants bring own meals.

Options:

Boat rental: $80 per day Paddle Canada Level-2 certification.

This Paddle Canada sea kayak Level-2 skills course is a comprehensive 4-day coverage of skills and theory essential for proficient kayaking in moderate conditions, on overnight trips along a moderately exposed shore with frequent easy landing opportunities.

Our on-water focus will be on developing strong technical paddling and rescue skills. Also preparing for and heading out on multi-day trips. Practical theory sessions cover weather, navigation, tides and currents appropriate for kayakers.

Typically we will cover materials though a combination of lecture sessions and as part of a multiday trip. During this time skills and theory can be put to practical use with loaded boats.

Topics

Safety Theory Skills

Bow rescue
T-rescue
Self-rescue
Eskimo paddle rescue
Scoop rescue
Eskimo roll

Safety equipment
Weather
Navigation
Tides and currents
Planning a multi-day trip
First aid for paddlers

Launching/landing in rough seas
Advanced edging
Forward stroke
Sweep strokes
Support strokes
Dynamic turning strokes
Paddling in wind, waves & current

This course is for paddlers with well-practiced fundamental skills looking to refine their paddling and rescue techniques. Arrive prepared for wilderness camping and lots of time on and in the water.

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