LEVEL 3 SKILLS
This 5 day program includes at least three days of expedition style kayaking. Curriculum includes leadership, decision making, risk management, navigation, expedition traveling, advanced rescues, advanced manoeuvres, camping skills, surfing, playing in currents and tidal planning.
The participant in Level–3 will
Develop practical leadership, risk assessment, decision-making, judgment, group management, and seamanship, in the context of a multi-day journey.
Participate in a multi-day journey that includes changing conditions and varying terrain.
Develop the skills necessary to lead a small group of paddlers on an overnight journey.
Develop the skills outlined in Level-2 to a higher standard of proficiency.
Paddle Canada Level-2 Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.
Tripping experience: extended trips of 2 or more days totaling 10 overnights.
Wilderness First Aid (16 hours) with CPR is strongly recommended.
VHF radio operator’s license is recommended.
Bronze Medallion swimming and life saving (or equivalent) is recommended.
5 days with an excursion that includes 2 or more overnights.
1 instructor : 4 participants
Exposed coastline with frequent landing opportunities.
Moderate winds (12-19 knots)
Combined sea state near 1-metre with a moderate, occasionally rough sea state.
Surf near 1-meter.
Current < 3 knots.
The activities in Level-3 focus on leadership, risk-assessment, decision-making, judgment, group management, and general seamanship in the context of a multi-day journey. Well-developed skills such as a strong forward stroke, effective bracing, manoeuvring control in waves or current, rescue skills including rolling and towing are necessary at this level.
Five days of instruction, Kayaks (if kayak option chosen) and PC certification upon successful completion of the course
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Accommodations, Transportation, kayak and kayak related gear including pump and paddle float, drysuit, towline, helmet, appropriate camping equipment, personal meals, cooking gear, eating utensils, toiletries and personal medications. Access fees, Chart(s), hand compass, deck compass.
For more detailes visit: https://www.paddlecanada.com/levels/sea-kayak/sea-kayak-level-3-skills/
October 7-11 2023