When: July 17, 2021 until July 18, 2021 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
We're FULLY BOOKED for this event!!
If you would like to be added to the WAIT LIST for this trip, please email the organizer.
Location: Wednesday online session, plus Saturday and Sunday at Cates Park by the Totem Pole across from the kayak rental office.
The Beginner Course is a foundational course that will give you the basic skills and knowledge to go on trips in sheltered waters or to join competently led trips in places such as Indian Arm and the Gulf Islands. You’ll learn:
- How to perform wet exits, assisted and self re-entry skills, ,
- Strokes: Forward, reverse, stopping, sweep, draw, low brace, stern rudder, edge control
- Launching and landing,
- An overview of following topics:
- General knowledge
- Equipment and equipment care
- Route planning and basic navigation techniques
- Sea State
- Risk Assessment and mitigation
- Hypothermia and Hyperthermia, sun safety
- Kayakers’ impact on the Environment
- Kayak tie down
- History and Heritage
Pre-requisites : There are no pre-requisites for this course
Special Instructions: A sea kayak is required for the Saturday and Sunday sessions on the water. A wetsuit or dry suit is also required for the on-water segment of the course. Kayaks may be rented at Cates Park, especially for anyone who is unable to transport a kayak on their vehicle. Wetsuits have not previously been available from Cates Park but it might be possible to rent them at Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Center . If you have a vehicle with a roof rack you may wish to contact Mountain Equipment Co-op . They offer a competitive weekend rental rate.
Course Format: There will be an online evening session on Wednesday, July 14th. Saturday and Sunday some theory and much on-water activities. You will receive a participant letter with more information prior to the start of the course.
July 14, 2021 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm (virtual class – an invitation will be sent a week prior to the session)
July 17, 2021 | 8:30am to 4:30pm
July 18, 2021 | 8:30am to 4:30pm
Fee: $60 Limit: 6 participants
Location: Cates Park
> Cancellation within 30 calendar days or more = half the course fee refund,
> Cancellation within 29 calendar days or less = no refund.
Registration: Contact Chantal if you have any questions regarding this course. Click on the PayPal link below to pay the course fee and complete your course registration.
If you are interested in this course and it is fully booked by the time you try to register, contact Chantal to express your interest and get your name on the waitlist in case there are cancellations.
North Vancouver, BC
- Helen Beer
- Kelly Robertson
- Doug Williams
- Donna Williams
- Timo van der Schuit
- Alexandra Kucharski
Spaces Available: 0
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