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LEVEL 2 SKILLS

Would you like to learn how to travel by sea kayak on your own, to go out on multi day trips or paddle in more dynamic water such as surf, currents and waves? In this 5 day course you will learn how to be a competent sea kayaker: self rescues, assisted rescues, towing, rolling, bracing, bow and stern rudders, decision making, expedition planning....these are just some of the topics that we cover at Paddle Canada Level 2 Skills. 

$925

5
days

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.

 

Prerequisites

 

  • Paddle Canada Level-1 Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.

  • Experience: At least 3, one day long, kayaking trips in different locations.

  • Wilderness First Aid (16 hours) with CPR strongly recommended

 

Course length

 

5 days including 

 

Class ratio

 

1 instructor : 4 participants

 

Location

 

Moderately exposed coastline with frequent easy landing opportunities​

 

Conditions

 

  • Moderate winds (12-19 knots), combined sea state less than 1-metre with a moderate sea state.

  • Surf < 1 meter. Current < 3 knots.

 

Assessment

 

Assessment in Level-2 is done continuously throughout the program as the instructor observes the participant’s performance of each skill and overall development as a paddler

 

PRICE INCLUDES

Five days of coaching, PC certification upon successful completion of the course, 4 nights of camping. 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Accommodations, Transportation, kayak and kayak related gear* (including helmet, tow line, deck compass, hand compass, paddle float and pump), charts and tide Information, park permits, personal paddling and camping clothing, camping equipment(tent, sleeping bag, mattress, dry bags), meals , snacks and water, eating utensils. 

* Kayaks available for rent at $250 for the duration of the course 

For more detailes visit: https://www.paddlecanada.com/levels/sea-kayak/sea-kayak-level-2-skills/

UPCOMING DATES

July 13-17th 2024
Bic
VENUES

Fjord du Saguenay

Bic National Parc

Montréal

 

Kamouraska

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