Event

Title:
Paddle Canada Level 1 - Day 1 of 2
Calendar:
Date:
May 23/20 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
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Description

What:
Paddle Canada Level 1

When:
Saturday, May 23rd, 2020, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Who:
This workshop is being led by a Paddle Canada Certified Instructor of SISKA

Details:
Saturday/Sunday May 23 and 24; 8:30am to 4:30pm each day
Building on the information covered in Basic Skills, Level-1 is a two-day course that moves participants beyond flatwater kayaking and into the sport of sea kayaking. The course is conducted in slightly rougher water than Basic Kayak, aiming to develop the paddlers comfort in class-1 waters. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques as well as the skills required to safely plan and execute a day trip with friends (for example, navigation & route planning, weather interpretation, proper clothing/gear.)
Prerequisites
Certification: Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge at the discretion of the course director.
Paddling experience: Five kayaking excursions (2 or 3 hours) in class-0; Can execute a controlled wet exit in class-0 conditions; Can perform a simple assisted re-entry in class-0 conditions.
Overview
Re-entry Skills
Unassisted Re-entry
Assisted Re-entry
Towing
Paddling Skills
Launching and Landing
Forward Stroke
Stopping
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Strokes
Draw Stroke
Low Brace
Stern Rudder
Edge Control
General Knowledge
Equipment and Equipment Care
Communication
Route Planning and Basic Navigation Techniques
Half-day Kayak Journey
Weather
Sea State
Risk Assessment and Mitigation
Cold Issues and Sun Safety
Impact of Kayakers on the Environment
History and Heritage
Kayaking Community and Resources
Vehicle Boat Tie Down

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Cost:
The cost of this workshop is $70

Note:
This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
Paddlers are expected to Paddle Canada Basic minimum in order to take part in this workshop.