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.
To provide the skills and knowledge for proficient kayaking in moderate conditions, on overnight trips along a moderately exposed shore with frequent easy landing opportunities.
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
5 days including at least one overnight
1 instructor : 4 participants
Moderately exposed coastline with frequent easy landing opportunities
Moderate winds (12-19 knots), combined sea state less than 1-metre with a moderate sea state.
Surf < 1 meter. Current < 3 knots.
Activities focus on the practical skills for overnight trips. Well-developed skills such as a strong forward stroke, effective bracing, maneuvering in waves and current, rescue skills including rolling and towing are necessary. Activities that show control and confidence can include: paddling through narrow rocky channels with small waves or current or traversing moderate tidal races. At this level the participant must also engage in judgement, planning and navigation tasks relevant to an overnight trip along a diverse and moderately exposed shoreline.In the case of a candidate with significant prior experience, knowledge and evident skill, assessment of Level-2 skills for certification may be conducted in a 2-day practical assessment. An overnight camp must be included
low/high brace turn
Journeying and seamanship
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.
Camping fees, common camping and expedition gear such as cooking equipment, tarps, water filters, first aid, repair kit, etc.. Meals*, PC certification upon successful completion of the course
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
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.
* Meals are included for the tripping part of the course
* Kayaks available for rent at $200 for the duration of the course
July 24th-28th 2019
Saguenay - St-Laurent Marine Park