Paddle Canada : Sea Kayak Skills Level 1
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2017 Dates : Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23
Course ID :  TBA
This is a 2 day course 10:00 pm to 6:00 pm, each day
Max. of 6 Participants

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Skills Level 1 provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Successful completion of Level 1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level 1 or greater skill and knowledge.

The first day of this course will involve planning a kayaking day trip on Lake Erie. The second day of the course will be the execution of the day trip as planned, with additional sea kayak handling and rescue skills to be taught during the trip.

Some of the skills covered include:

Rescue skills

  • Bow rescue
  • Unassisted re-entry
  • Assisted re-entry
  • Towing
  • Communication/signals

Paddling skills

  • Forward stroke
  • Brace low/high
  • Sweep
  • Draw
  • Stern rudder
  • Edge control


Prerequisites: Paddle Canada
Introduction to Sea Kayaking Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.

Theory and skills review taught on site at Grand River kayak with practical portion spent on Lake Erie.
Free camping on-site for course participants, or contact us 
for a list of local accommodations.

Click Here to learn more about this course on the Paddle Canada website. 

In addition to our standard registration and waivers, participants taking a Paddle Canada certified skills course must also sign a Paddle Canada waiver form.



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