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Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills

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Training
Date
06.08.2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location

Description

This is the primary starting point of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak skills progression. With a focus on foundation skills and knowledge, Basic Kayak Skills inspires students to go out on short paddling excursions in calm and sheltered waters.

Prerequisites

None

All equipment will be provided.  You can bring your own kayak if it has front and rear sealed compartments.

Course Length and Enrollment

1 day, 6 students maximum, This class is full. We are creating a waiting list in case there are any cancellations.

Cost

$60 for 2019 Northwest Voyageurs members

Contact:

Mike Eaton

Ph: (780) 902-3953

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Course Overview

Re-entry Skills

  • Wet Exit
  • Assisted Re-entries

Paddling Skills

  • Lifting and Carrying a Kayak
  • Launching and Landing
  • Emptying the Kayak
  • Forward Stroke
  • Stopping
  • Reverse Stroke
  • Forward & Reverse Sweep Strokes
  • Pivots
  • Draw Stroke
  • Low Brace
  • Edging

General Knowledge

  • Kayak Part Names and Outfitting
  • Paddling and Safety Equipment
  • Injury Prevention
  • Collision Regulations
  • Navigation
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Impact of Kayakers on the Environment

Location information

Rundle Park Paddling Centre

Country
Canada
County
Alberta
City
Edmonton
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