INTRODUCTORY SEA KAYAKING COURSE
The importance of safety will be emphasized throughout the course.
A certificate of completion will be issued to all those who have satisfactorily completed the program.
Paddle Canada certification will be available to those who have attained the requirements
of the program.
|SATURDAY - AM||ORIENTATION:||
Introductions, Course outline, Certification, Housekeeping
Coast guard requirements
Additional recommended equipment
|2. Kayak design|
|3. Safety: On-water orientation (signals, capsize procedures)|
|B. PRACTICAL||1. Stretching exercises|
||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|
|B. PRACTICAL||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|
|B. PRACTICAL||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.)|
|B. PRACTICAL||1. Skills: Basic Paddling strokes (Support & Recovery)|
|2. Safety:||Wet exit|
|Assisted Rescues:||Eskimo, Kayak over kayak, All in rescue|
|Self rescues:||With aids (e.g., paddle float), Eskimo roll|
Note: Weather and water conditions are a major influence on sea paddling
and we reserve the right to alter the schedule as needed.