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2 days course → 10am - 6pm

  • Ended
  • 283.50 Canadian dollars
  • Stewart Avenue

Service Description

Building on the information covered in Basic Skills, Level-1 is a two-day course that moves participants beyond flatwater kayaking and into the sport of sea kayaking. The course is conducted in slightly rougher water than Basic Kayak, aiming to develop the paddler’s comfort in class-1 waters. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques as well as the skills required to safely plan and execute a day trip with friends (for example, navigation & route planning, weather interpretation, proper clothing/gear.) Prerequisites: → Certification: Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge at the discretion of the course director. → Paddling experience: Five kayaking excursions (2 or 3 hours) in class-0. Can execute a controlled wet exit in class-0 conditions. Can perform a simple assisted re-entry in class-0 conditions. Typical Course Length: → 2 days 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

Contact Details

  • 1840 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    + 250-591-3021

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