INTRODUCTORY SEA KAYAKING COURSE
The importance of safety will be emphasized throughout the course.
A certificate of completion detailing the skills and procedures covered will
be will be issued to all those who have satisfactorily completed the program.
CRCA certification will be available to those who have attained the requirements
of the various programs.
Note: Weather and water conditions are a major influence on sea paddling and we reserve the right to alter the schedule as needed.
|SATURDAY - AM||ORIENTATION:||
Introductions, Course outline, Certification, Housekeeping
|1. Equipment: Coast guard requirements
Additional recommended equipment
|2. Safety: On-water orientation (signals, capsize procedures)|
|1. Stretching exercises|
|2. Skills: Fit & adjustment, Lift & carry, Launch & landing Basic Paddling strokes (Turning, Edging)|
|SATURDAY - PM||A. THEORY|
|1. Equipment:Clothing (including cold water gear)|
|2. Safety: Hypothermia|
|1. Skills: Basic Paddling strokes continued (Forward, Reverse)|
|2. Safety: Towing : Contact , rope|
|SATURDAY EVENING||JOURNEYING & SEAMANSHIP|
|Trip planning, Navigation & Route selection|
|SUNDAY AM||A. THEORY|
|1. Equipment: Paddles; Rescue equipment (tow ropes)|
|2. Safety: First aid; Repairs|
|1. Skills: Basic Paddling strokes continued (Moving sideways)|
|2. Journeying & Seamanship (for day long trip)|
|SUNDAY PM||A. THEORY|
|1. Safety: Communication (radios, phones, flares, whistles, etc.)|
|1. Skills: Basic Paddling strokes (Support & Recovery)|
|2. Safety Wet exit|
|Assisted Rescues: Eskimo, Kayak over kayak, All in rescue|
|Self rescue: With aids (e.g., paddle float), Eskimo roll|