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4 Day course 10 am-6pm

  • Ended
  • 572.25 Canadian dollars
  • Stewart Avenue

Service Description

Building on the skills developed in Level-1, Level-2 provides paddlers with the intermediate skills they need to go sea kayaking in class-2 conditions along semi-exposed shoreline with a possible overnight bivvy. Leadership, incident management, open-water rescue, self-care and navigation are core parts of the curriculum. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to confidently sea kayak in class-2 conditions along moderately exposed shoreline in the company of one or more paddlers with similar skills and knowledge. The Level-2 paddler will be an asset to the group in all aspects of multi-day journeys with peers, including leadership, navigation skills and the ability to establish an overnight bivvy. Prerequisites: → Certification: Sea Kayak Level-1 Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge at the discretion of the course director. → Paddling experience: At least 3, one-day-long kayaking trips in Level-1 conditions in different locations. → Other training: Wilderness first aid (16 hours) with CPR strongly recommended. Typical Course Length: → 4 days Re-entry Skills: → Re-entry Skills → Assisted Re-entry → All-in Re-entry → Bow Rescue → Re-entry Exercises or Scenarios → Introduction to Rolling → Towing Paddling Skills: → Launching and Landing → Forward Stroke → Turning Strokes → Sweep Strokes → Low and High Brace Turns → Bow Rudders → Low & High Braces → Draws → Draw Stroke → Sculling Draw → Hanging Draw → Stern Draw and Stern Pry → Paddling in Rough Water General Knowledge: → Equipment → Introduction to Tides & Currents → Wilderness Navigation Techniques and Chart/Map Work → Navigation Techniques → Nautical Charts and Topographic Maps → Other Navigation Tools or Activities → Weather Interpretation and Basic Forecasting → Heat and Cold Issues → Emergency Overnight → Leadership and Decision Making → Risk Assessment, Incident Management and Evacuation Options → Knots & Ropework → Collision Regulations

Contact Details

  • 1840 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    + 250-591-3021

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