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I have April 14th – 18th available to put on a 3 day Level 1 sea kayak course for club members. Probably looking at April 15, 16 & 17 as the best dates. Who would be interested?
Maximum number of students allowed is either a 1:6 or 2:8 instructor student ratio. Minimum number of students required is 3. Price per person would be $150.00. You must have all the needed equipment (ie. kayak, paddle(s), PFD, whistle, pump, throw bag). Course will be held at Jericho Beach, Vancouver.
Information about the course is as follows:
Sea Kayak Level-1 Skills
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 paddler’s 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.)
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.
Typical Course Length
Launching and Landing
Equipment and Equipment Care
Route Planning and Basic Navigation Techniques
Half-day Kayak Journey
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
Let me know ASAP if you are interested.
Mike Gilbert – Level 2 Instructor Trainer
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