Description: An introduction to overnight wilderness sea kayak camping along a moderately exposed coastline 2009 Dates: May 31 (7pm) to Jun 4 | August 16 (7pm) to August 20 Price: $525 CDN (Includes taxes, equipment, camping) $610 CDN (Includes taxes, equipment, meals, camping) $730 CDN (Includes taxes, equipment, meals and double occupancy accommodations in Rock Island Lodge) Prerequisites: NSA Sea Kayak Skills 1 or Paddle Canada Level I, or equivalent experience (at the discretion of the course director) Length: 32 hours over four days Ratio: One instructor to four students Equivalency: Paddle Canada Level II | ACA Coastal Kayak III | BCU 3-Star Certification: Add $25 for Paddle Canada Level II certification
Learn to sea kayak Paddle Canada Level 2 sea kayak Intermediate sea kayak skills course Refine your paddling skills in more challenging conditions, learn to roll and prepare for and embark on an overnight wilderness trip in four days of sea kayak instruction. This paddling- and rescue-skills intensive course will prepare you for paddling open water and provides an introduction to the theory and planning necessary for overnight sea kayak trips. It starts from our Lake Superior Paddling Centre. For an additional $25 you can achieve Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level II certification.
Safety equipment Weather Navigation Tides and currents Planning a multi-day trip First aid for paddlers
Landing and launching in rough seas Advanced edging Forward stroke Sweep strokes Support strokes Dynamic turning strokes Paddling in wind, waves and current Evaluation
Our objective is to provide you with skills required to safely and effectively plan and undertake overnight sea kayak trips in moderately exposed, open water conditions. Those wishing to attain certification will be assessed based on their planning, paddling and rescue skills in the context of an overnight sea kayak journey in appropriate conditions. While passing the course is not contingent on the ability to roll, participants should have solid bracing and self-rescue skills and some previous experience with Eskimo rolling.
This course is for paddlers with well-practiced fundamental skills looking to refine their paddling and rescue techniques. Arrive prepared for wilderness camping and lots of time on and in the water. Camping gear, paddling tops and wetsuits are provided. The course schedule may be subject to change according to weather and water conditions and safety requirements.