Introductory Sea Kayak Skills Weekend

$299 + tax per person

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June 26-27th and Sept. 18-19th, 2021

The 2-day Introductory Sea Kayak Skills Weekend offers intensive practical and theoretical skills training

Location: North River Kayak Tours, St. Ann’s Bay (Cape Breton)

Cost: $299.00 + HST (includes equipment, instruction and certification fee’s)
The 2-day Introductory Sea Kayak Skills Weekend offers intensive practical and theoretical skills training including the following:

SKILLS – Lift and Carry, Launches, Landings, Forward Paddling, Stopping, Reverse Paddling, Turning, Moving Sideways, Supporting and Recovery Strokes, Stern Rudder and numerous Strokes including: Draw Low Brace High Brace Forward Stroke Forward Sweep Reverse Sweep Reverse Stroke Sculling Draw

THEORY – Equipment,Journeying and Seamanship, Safety, Weather Conditions, Kayaking Resources

SAFETY – Eskimo Rescue, Deep Water Rescue, Self Rescue, Towing, Communication

This weekend course will follow the curriculum of the Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills course and certification tests will be offered (at no additional fee) for those interested in attaining certification with the national canoe and kayak association. Additional courses will be offered in the future with a prerequisite of Paddle Canada Level 1 certification.

Participants are strongly encouraged to use their own gear and equipment on the course however it will be provided should this not be possible. North River Kayak Tours offers a full line of retail including kayaks, paddles, PFD’s, spray skirts, pumps etc