Sea Kayak Level II Skills

 When:  Sun, 31 May '09   Where:   Wawa, ON

 Description
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.

Topics

Safety


Theory


Skills

Bow rescue
T-rescue
Self-rescue
Eskimo paddle rescue
Scoop rescue
Eskimo roll



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.

 Details
 Dates: Sun, 31 May '09 until Thu, 4 Jun '09
 Times: 7:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Meeting Place:

Lake Superior
1 Main St
Wawa, ON
 Fee: no charge

 Contact
 Phone: (705) 856-2939
 Email: Contact Organizer
 


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