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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.

$875*

5
days

Description

 

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.

 

Prerequisites

  • 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.

 

Course length

 

Minimum of 4-days with an excursion that includes 2 or more adjacent overnights.

 

Class ratio

 

1 instructor : 4 participants

 

Location

 

Exposed coastline with frequent landing opportunities.

 

Conditions

  • 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.

Assessment

 

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.

 

Overview

 

Rescue skills

  • Assisted rescue
  • Unassisted rescue
  • All-in rescue
  • Rolling
  • Towing
  • Communication

Paddling skills

  • Forward/reverse strokes
  • Sweep forward/reverse
  • low/high brace turn
  • draw/sculling draw
  • low/high brace
  • bow/stern rudder

Knowledge

  • Equipment 
  • Knots
  • Journeying and seamanship
  • Safety
  • Kayaking Resources

 

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.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

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.

UPCOMING DATES

May 26 - 29 2021
 
VENUE
 

Fjord du Saguenay

Total places available 4

*Kayak Rentals 200.00$ 
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