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INTRODUCTION

TO SEA KAYAKING

Do you want to try sea kayaking but you don't know where to start?

Do you just need a proper lesson to be safe out there and have more fun?

This 8 hour course is a perfect starting point. You will learn how to use the equipment, basic strokes, the basic rescues and general knowledge that will get you started. 

1/1
1
day

$140

DESCRIPTION

Basic Kayak introduces the novice to paddling a kayak in calm sheltered water.

Rescue techniques at this level incorporate the use of a paddling partner and it is essential for all Basic Kayak certified paddlers to travel on the water with others who have been trained in the techniques of  assisted rescues.

 

PRE-REQUISITES

None

 

COURSE LENGTH

8 hours minimum

 

CLASS RATIO

1 instructor : 6 participants

 

LOCATION

Enclosed and sheltered with easy landing options immediately present.
This course can be conducted in a pool

 

CONDITIONS

Wind calm (< 8 knots). Sea state calm to rippled

 

ASSESSMENT

Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling along a calm shoreline. While there is a great deal to learn at this level, the activities should concentrate on personal progress and an awareness of the need for future learning. Paddlers should leave the course encouraged to continue their learning and aware of their individual limitations

 

OVERVIEW

Rescue skills

  • Wet Exit
  • Retrieving a swamped kayak
  • Assisted Rescue
  • Rafting

Paddling skills

  • Lifting and carrying a kayak
  • Forward and reverse paddling
  • Forward and reverse sweep strokes
  • Draw stroke
  • Low brace

Knowledge

  • Boat design
  • Boat outfitting
  • Clothing
  • Safety Equipment
  • Paddles
  • Injury prevention
  • Equipment care
  • Kayaking resources

 

For a more detailed description of this level please refer to the related extract from the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Program Manual.

 

 

 

Please note that the above resource is for reference only. The syllabus or course policies may have changed slightly over time so in case of disagreement, refer to the latest version of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Program Manual for the most up-to-date information.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

Kayak and kayak related gear, PC certification upon successful completion of the course 

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Personal paddling clothing, lunch, snacks and water

 

June 12th 2021

 
 
VENUE
 
Montréal
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