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"Begin a Life on the Sea" - Sea Kayaking Basics Course

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"Begin a Life on the Sea"

Begin a Life on the Sea is exactly what you need to test paddling, for a new deck hand. We will develop basic skills in sea kayak and give you tools which will let you decide whether you would like to get involved in one of the most adventurous sports in the world. Imaging accessing parts of the coast where only a few have seen. Vancouver has amazing access to a vast rage of coast line. Begin the journey learning basic fundemental skills with passionate paddlers.

Our aim of this course is to coach you through the fundemental flat water skills creating a foundation from which you can build your paddling knowledge.

In this 4 week course you will learn basic skills and information for getting onto the water in a kayak:

The names of the parts of a kayak
How to enter and exit the boat
How to properly grip the paddle
How to wet exit (get out of an overturned kayak)

Forward stroke
Sweep stroke
Draws and sculling draws
Low and high braces

And finally, you will start to combine these strokes to paddle through whitewater. You will also be given an introduction to the roll progression process resulting in your ability to T-rescue (flip upright assisted by another boat).

DETAILS:

Duration: 6 hours of flat water time (1.5 hours, two nights per week lasting for 2 weeks)
Location: Buntzen Lake, Belcarra
Equipment: All kayak related equipment is provided. Lake Environment: You will need to invest in proper kayaking clothing including a wetsuit, drytop or outer layer, and footwear (river shoes, neoprene booties, old runners). All other kayak related equipment is provided (kayak, paddle, PFD, helmet and spray skirt)
 
Registration: Please contact the course director at courses@waterflow.ca if you have any questions regarding registration. (Note: priority will be given on a first-come first-served basis.)

Course Dates: Choose date in drop down menu

PREREQUISITES:

  • Able to Swim in normal paddling clothing.


If you have any questions or concerns that were not addressed on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact our Course Director at courses@waterflow.ca

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE HAS A MINUMUM PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENT. YOU WILL BE INFORMED TO ANY COURSE CHANGES OR CANCELATIONS. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.


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