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.
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.
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
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.
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
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/
July 16th-30th 2023
Fjord du Saguenay
Bic National Parc