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.
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.
8 hours minimum
1 instructor : 6 participants
Enclosed and sheltered with easy landing options immediately present.
This course can be conducted in a pool
Wind calm (< 8 knots). Sea state calm to rippled
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
Retrieving a swamped kayak
Lifting and carrying a kayak
Forward and reverse paddling
Forward and reverse sweep strokes
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.
Kayak and kayak related gear, PC certification upon successful completion of the course
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Personal paddling clothing, lunch, snacks and water