We offer the Level 2 Course by Paddle Canada. The beauty of the Level 2 is to give you the knowledge to organize your own trips in new areas. The skills and habits you develop from spending 4 days in a row in your kayak are amazing. The average kayaker spends about 10 days a year on the water, so do the math and you’ll see how your skill level could take a serious leap forward. Eskimo rolling is part of the course, so there is no limit to what you can try once capsizing doesn’t mean rescue anymore.
We cover paddling a loaded boat, Navigation, seamanship and Marine Weather in details, plus advanced strokes and boat control, self and assisted rescues in rough water, paddling in winds and/or currents…. and camping.
At the end of this course, the shoreline of Vancouver Island is yours for good! See our course calendar for upcoming course dates.
LEVEL 2 SKILLS
$600 (price includes taxes)
May 25-28 // Septemeber 21-24 // Victoria area
Level 2 provides the skills and knowledge for proficient kayaking at sea in moderate conditions, on overnight trips along a moderately exposed coastline with frequent easy landing opportunities.
- Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Level 1 skills or equivalent skill and knowledge
- Experience with at least 3, one day long, kayaking trips in different locations
- Wilderness First Aid (16 hours) strongly recommended
4 days including 1 overnight
1 instructor: 4 participants
Moderately exposed coastline with frequent easy landing opportunities
- Moderate winds (12-19 knots)
- Combined sea state less than 1-metre with a moderate sea state
- Surf <1 metre
- Current < 3 knots
Overview of Sea Kayaking Level 2 Skills
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See our course calendar for upcoming course dates.