Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 Skills

Our Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Course will bring you to the tidal region around Deer Island where you will learn to combine your level 1 skills and expand on them to navigate the dynamic waters in the area.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to confidently sea kayak in class-2 conditions along moderately exposed shoreline in the company of one or more paddlers with similar skills and knowledge. The Level-2 paddler will be an asset to the group in all aspects of multi-day journeys with peers, including leadership, navigation skills and the ability to establish an overnight bivvy.

Overview

Prerequisites

Certification: Sea Kayak Level-1 Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge at the discretion of the course director.
Paddling experience: At least 3, one-day-long kayaking trips in Level-1 conditions in different locations.
Other training: Wilderness first aid (16 hours) with CPR strongly recommended.
Re-entry Skills

Re-entry Skills
Assisted Re-entry
All-in Re-entry
Bow Rescue
Re-entry Exercises or Scenarios
Introduction to Rolling
Towing
Paddling Skills

Launching and Landing
Forward Stroke
Turning Strokes
Sweep Strokes
Low and High Brace Turns
Bow Rudders
Low & High Braces
Draws
Draw Stroke
Sculling Draw
Hanging Draw
Stern Draw and Stern Pry
Paddling in Rough Water
General Knowledge

Equipment
Introduction to Tides & Currents
Wilderness Navigation Techniques and Chart/Map Work
Navigation Techniques
Nautical Charts and Topographic Maps
Other Navigation Tools or Activities
Weather Interpretation and Basic Forecasting
Heat and Cold Issues
Emergency Overnight
Leadership and Decision Making
Risk Assessment, Incident Management and Evacuation Options
Knots & Ropework
Collision Regulations
Not Included:

Meals (restaurant and takeout available on the island)
Lodging (campground available on the Island)
Equipment (Rental Equipment available at extra cost)

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Deer Island

August 27, 2020 to August 30, 2020

Jeremy Cline

Price: 

$

Additional Notes:

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak

OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip.

In this 2 day course we will cover:

The extent of knowledge required for safe paddling at this level is governed by the conditions within a sheltered bay. The following list is not exhaustive and is provided here as a guide to the nature and extent of knowledge necessary for safe and enjoyable paddling in a level-1 environment.

Equipment
Demonstrate basic knowledge of the features and attributes of equipment, including:

Transport Canada equipment requirements
Sea kayak, paddle and spray skirt designs
Bailing devices
Lifejacket and clothing
Rescue Equipment
Skills
Paddling skills - It is important to master the skills for calm water in this level:

Lift and carry - Use proper body mechanics to prevent injury while moving a kayak.
Launching & Landing - Demonstrate launching and landing in sheltered conditions off a beach or dock.

Forward paddling - Demonstrate efficient forward paddling, with good speed and control over 100 meters. Show good upright posture, torso rotation, extended front arm.
Stopping - Travel at a moderate speed then stop the kayak within 2 strokes (count one side).
Reverse paddling - Demonstrate controlled reverse paddling while looking back for a clear and safe route. Show good torso rotation.

Sweep strokes - From a static start, turn the kayak 360 degrees. Use a combination of forward and reverse sweep strokes. Show efficient placement of the paddle and unwinding of the trunk. While moving forward at good speed, turn the kayak with a forward sweep stroke and edging.

Edge control - The paddler will demonstrate beginnings of good edging control that assists turning.

Draw stroke - From a static start, move the kayak sideways 2 meters, using the draw stroke and the sculling draw stroke. While moving forward, move the kayak sideways using a draw stroke.

Low & high brace - The paddler will demonstrate an understanding of correct technique to prevent a capsize with a low and a high brace.
Stern rudder - Use the stern rudder stroke to turn the kayak in calm conditions.

Rescue skills - Rescue skills are your first line of defense in the event of an incident. These skills are arguably the most important skills you can learn for group outings:

Bow rescue - Demonstrate a confident capsize and attract attention by banging on the hull. The rescuer will move in from 5 meters away but should not approach at right angles to where the hands or body are located. The victim must show confidence and control; bow, stern, side or paddle presentation may be used.

Assisted rescues - In deep water, wet-exit and re-enter the kayak with assistance from another paddler. The capsize must be natural with spray deck in place. Rescue is complete when the excess water is removed from the cockpit, the swimmer is back in the boat, the spray skirt is attached and the paddler has regained sufficient stability to paddle effectively. The participant will demonstrate as both swimmer and rescuer.

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Dominion Park

August 8, 2020 to August 9, 2020

Jeremy Cline

Price: 

$

Additional Notes:

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Evening hour long kayak clinic

Our evening kayak clinics will be held at the Brundage Point River center:


4 Ferry Rd, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 0A8
Clinics will focus on one of the following skills each evening:

-Forward Paddling strokes

-Turning strokes

-Stability and bracing

-Rescues

We ask that folks have their gear (kayak*, paddle*, spare paddle if you have one, safety kit*, PFD*, skirt, , change of clothes, drinking water, towel, bilge pump, and snacks ready and at the waters edge by start time. DO NOT BLOCK THE BOAT RAMP.

You will be required to fill out a liability waiver before getting on water.

Course URL: https://www.outdoorsnb.com/collections/pool-clinics/products/evening-hour-long-kayak-clinic

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Brundage Point River Center

July 10, 2020 to July 10, 2020

Jeremy Cline

Price: 

$25

Additional Notes:

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Introduction to Moving Water Canoeing

Course URL: www.facebook.com/events/2191041624537897/

This course is a Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course. We have space for 8 tandem canoes (16 people) on the course, on a first come first serve basis. This fun and exciting experience will provide an opportunity for paddlers with little experience on moving water (AKA Rivers and Streams) to develop the skills to be able to paddle rivers safely and with confidence at a basic level.

Prerequisites: A demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment would be an asset but not MANDATORY.

What can you expect?
Friday evening will cover all paper work and basic knowledge requirements. Saturday, we will cover basic skills needed in a flat water environment (lake or pond), then we will move to a river environment to continue to practice the moves in moving water. Day two will be a full day paddling on a river with opportunities to continue to practice and refine the skills from day one.

What do you need?
1. A tandem canoe suitable for moving water. (a smooth bottom boat without a keel)
2. Paddles - preferably T-grip and square shaped blade. (basic paddle will work if it is all you have)
3. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, life jacket)
4. Cold water clothing - Wetsuit or dry suit with other layers appropriate for the outdoors. If this is a barrier for you reach out and we can discuss options.
5. All other personal gear to make for a safe and enjoyable day(s) on the water.
6. Vehicle - the group will work together to make transportation happen on a daily basis. You may need to drive your own vehicle.
7. Who are the instructors? They are Jordan Fournier and Grant Virgin. Both are Paddle Canada Moving Water Instructors.

If you need any of these items, please don’t let that be a barrier as they can be provided, if advance notice is given. A quick conversation can overcome a lot of obstacles! Boats, safety gear and other equipment can be arranged.

How much does this cost?
$225/participant. Deposit of $100 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 2020. Message for payment information.

Refunds: Deposit are none refundable but are transferable to another participant. If full payment has been made, deposit will be retained and remaining balance will be refunded until May 22, 2020 after which time no refunds will be available. However Payment may be transferred to another participant.

Do you need to have a paddling partner before registering?
No. Participants will all have opportunities to paddle with different people.

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Fredericton, NB

June 12, 2020 to June 14, 2020

Jordan Fournier, Grant Virgin

Price: 

$225

Additional Notes:

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Introduction to Moving Water Tandem Canoeing

Are you interested in learning how (or improving your technique) to paddle a tandem canoe in moving water (aka river)? If so, this course is for you! This Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Canoe course is scheduled for June 6-7th, 2020 in Fredericton, NB. We have space for 8 tandem canoes (16 people) on the course, on a first come first serve basis.

Here's the summarized details, more details will follow shortly if you sign up:

Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water (Tandem) Course

Dates:
Friday, June 5th, 7-9 pm (classroom session Fredericton)
Saturday, June 6th, 9am - 4pm (on the water)
Sunday, June 7th, 9am - 4pm (on the water)
Instructors: Grant Virgin and Mike Hutchinson

Location: May vary dependent on water levels, however, it will be either the Nashwaak River, Saint John (Wolastoq) River, or St. Croix River

Prerequisites: Prior paddling experience will be an asset, but not mandatory

Registration: $225.

Requirements: Your own PFD, paddle(s), bailer, food, water, extra clothes in a sealed bag, knee pads recommended. If you can bring your own boat, and if you have a vehicle that can transport a canoe(s), please let us know. Oh yeah, and... SMILES, and a willingness to have fun paddling with a great group of people!!!

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Fredericton, NB

June 6, 2020 to June 7, 2020

Mike Hutchinson & Grant Virgin

Price: 

$225

Additional Notes:

Mike Hutchinson or Grant Virgin

Contact:

Contact Info:

Moving Water Canoe School (Tandem)

This fun and exciting experience will provide an opportunity for paddlers with some canoeing experience to develop canoeing skills on the river so that they can paddle rivers safely and with confidence.

Prerequisite requirements: A demonstrated ability to maneuver a canoe in a lake environment. Your skill level will be assessed on day one and throughout. You will be challenged appropriately in an effort to promote learning in a safe and positive environment.

What can you expect?
Four days of paddling on one of the most spectacular rivers in NB, the Little Southwest Miramichi, with training from certified Paddle Canada Instructors. (Location may change depending on water levels and we may go to more than one river)

Tentative schedule:

Day one: Skill assessment and development
Day two: Skill development and river run
Day three: Skill development and river run
Day four: River run

Questions? Read below and if I don't answer them contact me.

What do you need?
1. A tandem canoe suitable for moving water.
2. Paddles - preferably T-grip, and square shaped blade.
3. Transport Canada safety equipment (signal device, bailing device, throw rope, life jacket)
4. Cold water clothing - Wetsuit or drysuit with other layers appropriate for the outdoors. If this is a barrier for you reach out and we can discuss options.
5. Helmet - bring your own or use one of mine.
6. All other personal gear to make for a safe and enjoyable day(s) on the water.
7. Vehicle - the group will work together to make transportation happen on a daily basis. You may need to drive your own vehicle.

How much does this cost?
$500/participant. Deposit of $250 to reserve a space. The full balance paid by May 1, 2020. Message for payment information.

Refunds: $50 non-refundable service fee. 100% of deposit refunding (minus service fee) if request made before April 15, 2020. 50% refundable (minus service fee) if made between April 16, 2020 and May 1, 2020. No refunds after May 1, 2020.

Do you need to have a paddling partner before registering?
No. Participants will all have opportunities to paddle with different people throughout the course. If you have a partner you will have lots of opportunity to learn together.

Is certification a possibility?
Yes. Introduction or Intermediate Moving Water Canoe Certification through Paddle Canada is possible and you will be given an opportunity to discuss this with your instructor before the course.

Accommodations and food?
Accommodations and food are not provided. All training will be based out of the Sunny Corner/Red Bank area and there are some local outfitters that may be able to provide lodging.

https://www.miramichioutdoors.ca/
https://redbanklodge.com/

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Sunny Corner, NB

May 22, 2020 to May 25, 2020

Rob Neish

Price: 

$500

Additional Notes:

Rob Neish

Contact:

Contact Info:

2019 Canoe and Camping Symposium

CKNB is very excited to announce that it will be hosting its Second Bi-Annual Canoe and Camping Symposium September 27-29, 2019 at Camp Pascobac on Belleisle Bay. The 2017 Symposium was a huge success with participants coming from all over New Brunswick to learn about Bushcraft. The preliminary list of workshops included in the 2019 event is looking really great! Probable workshops include:

Dehydrating Food and Menu Planning
Safe handling tips for axe and knife
Eddy Turns and Peelouts
Big Canoe Paddling
Setting up Tarps – Tips and Tricks
Introduction to Canoe Poling
Useful knots for canoeing and camping
Fire starting with bow-drill or ferrocerium rod
Dutch oven usage and potluck supper

Save the date!!!

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Camp Pascobac

September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019

Many CKNB Instructors!

Price: 

TBD

Additional Notes:

Canoe Kayak New Brunswick

Contact:

Contact Info:

Intro. to White Water River Kayaking

Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/576034646259399/

Intro Paddle Canada Intro to river kayaking.

While the summer is drawing to a close there are many warm days left in September, rivers also are still warm and comfortable enough this time of year to get engaged in to a new activity like white water kayaking.

September 14th will begin with getting acquainted with our gear and boat set up and with the development of fundamentals on flatwater. This includes basic stroke concepts as well as safety on the water. Then we will move to a river and practice, developing comfort and proficiency in a moving water environment.

The day of September 15th will be spent running a long section of the river, where the participant will learn how to read water and safely negotiate rapids while practicing and further developing skills along the way.

While in kayaking there is the individual aspect of paddling our own boat; kayaking is very much a team/group activity where people will be expected to work with one another in an effort to promote and maintain safety and cooperation on the river and to aid in fostering the most positive experience possible.

The whitewater kayak community in NB is small and has very few paddlers. We want to grow the community and are hoping to do that by bringing together a group of like minded individuals to paddle, laugh and learn together.

Location will be Magaguadavic River
(subject to change based on water levels)

https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//45.3119773,-66.8494553/@45.317253,-66.8572126,13.75z?hl=en&authuser=0

Cost $350per person.

To register email Adam Tremblay: adamtremblay1977@gmail.com
Include in the subject line, "Intro to WW"

Your full name, Contact info required in the e-mail and Cell number if you have it.

50% deposit required to register and secure a spot on the course.

( E transfers preferred or Cash)

Deposits are non-refundable and are required to secure a spot. First come first served.

For those without gear, at no additional cost, kayak and essential gear can be provided, ie Kayak, paddle, helmet, pfd, spray deck, paddle jacket.

Transportation, accommodations, and food not provided.

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Magaguadavic River

September 14, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Adam Tremblay

Price: 

350

Additional Notes:

Adam Tremblay

Contact:

Contact Info:

Intro to Kayaking Skills - Paddle Canada Intro to Kayaking

Course fees for our Intro Level Course. Includes Course fee and Intro Manual cost. OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Intro to Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking for beginners. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip in warm sheltered waters.

The participant in the Introduction to Kayaking course will engage in a guided exercise of judgment and decision-making prior to going out paddling. We will discuss journeying and seamanship and the need to focus on general patterns, accepted rules and emphasize the need for continued training and additional experience.

Knowledge:

Boat Design
Boat Outfitting
Clothing
Safety Equipment
Paddles
Injury Prevention
Equipment Care

Skills:

It is important to master the skills for calm water in this level before moving on to the open water conditions to be found in Level-1 and 2.


Paddling skills:

Lift and carry - Use proper body mechanics to prevent injury while moving a kayak.
Launching & landing - Demonstrate launching and landing in sheltered conditions off a beach.

Forward paddling - Demonstrate efficient forward paddling, with good speed and control over 100 metres. Show good upright posture and torso rotation.

Stopping - Travel at a moderate speed then stop the kayak within 2 strokes (count one side).
Reverse paddling - Demonstrate controlled reverse paddling while looking back for a clear and safe route. Show good torso rotation.

Sweep strokes - From a static start, turn the kayak 360 degrees. Use a combination of forward and reverse sweep strokes. Show efficient placement of the paddle and unwinding of the trunk. While moving forward at good speed, turn the kayak with a forward sweep stroke and edging.

Draw stroke - From a static start, move the kayak sideways 2 metres, using the draw stroke and the sculling draw stroke. While moving forward, move the kayak sideways using a draw stroke.

Low brace - The paddler will demonstrate an understanding of correct technique to prevent a capsize with a low brace.
Edging - Paddle 5 meters forward with the kayak tilted on edge.

Rescue skills:
Retrieving a swamped kayak - Participants should be able to swim out 25m to a swamped kayak and swim it back to shore

Wet Exit - Capsize, tuck forward, reach around boat, bang side of boat three times, move hands back and forth along the hull, pull spray skirt cord, easily come out of the boat and surface comfortably. The paddler must show confidence and control.

Assisted Rescue - In deep water, wet-exit and re-enter the kayak with assistance from another paddler. The capsize must be natural with spray deck in place. Rescue is complete when the excess water is removed from the cockpit, the swimmer is back in the boat, the spray-skirt is attached and the paddler has regained sufficient stability to paddle effectively. The participant will demonstrate as both swimmer and rescuer.

Rafting - Raft up in a group to form a stable platform.

Location:

Courses are offered at Nerepis Marsh in Grand Bay(with Rockwood Park as an alternate in case of wind)

For more info or to register visit: https://www.outdoorsnb.com/products/intro-to-kayaking-skills-paddle-canada-intro-to-kayaking

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Grand Bay - Westfield, NB

September 10, 2019 to September 10, 2019

Jeremy Cline

Price: 

$150

Additional Notes:

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Introduction to Tandem Canoe, Lake Course

Fundy Paddlers Club is offering a registered Paddle Canada, Introduction to Tandem Canoe, Lake Course. Successful candidates will be certified as such with Paddle Canada.

The course fee for Fundy Paddlers Club members is $80.00 and $160.00 for non-members.
Fundy Paddlers Club Membership is $15.00 for individuals and $20.00 for a Family.
Payable to Fundy Paddlers Club.

The maximum class size is 8 minimum 4.

All participants are expected to be both physically and mentally prepared to successfully complete all the planned activities of this course. Participants should be at least 14 years of age.

Some canoeing experience will be an asset.

Part I: 2019 August 23rd (Friday 18:30 – 21:00)

A Theory session to be held at the Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre. STC

Part II: 2019 August 24th (Saturday 09:00 – 17:00) Possible Foul weather date Sunday 25th.

A Practical session planned for Fisher Lake.

A limited supply of canoes, paddles & PFDs are available: Canoe with paddles $20.00/day. PFD $5.00/day

Instructors: Peter Foss and Charles Graves

Questions: fossp83@gmail.com

Pre-Registration is required.

Registration :

Chris Kennedy – 647-2382
Registrar / Treasurer
Fundy Paddlers Club.

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Saint John

August 23, 2019 to August 24, 2019

Peter Foss and Charles Graves

Price: 

$80 for Fundy Paddlers Members, $160 for non-members

Additional Notes:

Chris Kennedy

Contact:

Contact Info:

506-647-2382

Basic Sea Kayaking - Paddle Canada Level 1

Payment Includes Course Fee and Basic Sea Kayaking Manual.

OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip.

Location: Courses will be offered at Nerepis Marsh (with Rockwood Park as an alternate in case of wind).

If all participants have the required cold water gear then Deer Island will be available as an alternate option.

For more information or to register visit: www.outdoorsnb.com/products/basic-sea-kayaking-paddle-canada-level-1?variant=40095507853

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

August 12, 2019 to August 13, 2019

Jeremy Cline

Price: 

$250.00

Additional Notes:

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Basic Sea Kayaking - Paddle Canada Level 1

Payment Includes Course Fee and Basic Sea Kayaking Manual.

OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip.

Location: Courses will be offered at Nerepis Marsh (with Rockwood Park as an alternate in case of wind).

If all participants have the required cold water gear then Deer Island will be available as an alternate option.

For more information or to register visit: www.outdoorsnb.com/products/basic-sea-kayaking-paddle-canada-level-1?variant=40095507853

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

July 15, 2019 to July 16, 2019

Jeremy Cline

Price: 

$250.00

Additional Notes:

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills (2 days)me

Whether you have been kayaking for years or are just starting out this level 1, sheltered water, 2 day course will teach you / help you refine your boat handling skills and techniques, heighten your awareness of the on water environment and help you to develop your rescue/re-entry skills.

I am looking to see if there is any interest in a Mid July course, if so please contact me.

Skills Covered: Forward, Reverse and Sweep Strokes, Support and Recovery Strokes, Wet Exiting, Contact Towing, Basic Self Rescue and Partner Rescues, Lifting and Carrying

Topics Covered: Coast Guard Requirements, Navigation, Boat Fit, Paddles, Rescue Equipment, Paddling Equipment.

Appropriate kayaks should be a minimum of 13ft long with both a front and back storage hatch. Sea Kayaks are available for rental for $75 for the duration of the course.

The location will be in the Edmundston area. I would be looking for 6 sea kayakers and the course will take place on an appropriately sized Lake in the area.

On a recent course a comment from a 25 year self-taught paddler was; After paddling for years my skills had reached a plateau, the teachings and feedback I received through this course helped me to extend my skills and comfort level on the water.

For more information contact Shaun Gibbs at seakayakmoncton@gmail.com

Cours disponible en français

On top of my 20 years of sea kayak guiding experience, my certifications include:
Paddle Canada: Introduction, Level 1 and Level 2 Sea Kayaking Instructor
Paddle Canada: Level 4 Sea Kayak Skills
British Canoe Union: 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Award
Canadian Red Cross: Wilderness Remote First Responder

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Edmundston

July 13, 2019 to July 14, 2019

Shaun Gibbs

Price: 

$310

Additional Notes:

Shaun Gibbs

Contact:

Contact Info:

Big Canoe Lakewater Instructor School,

Location: Elmhurst Outdoors / Erbs Cove, NB
Qualification: Participants must possess an Advanced Big Canoe Leader Certification & Basic First Aid
Price: $250 or $200 for CKNB Members from New Brunswick
Price when paired with Big Advanced Leader: $400 or $300 for CKNB Members from New Brunswick.

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Erbs Cove, NB

July 7, 2019 to July 8, 2019

Rob Lemmon

Price: 

$250 or $200 for CKNB Members from New Brunswick

Additional Notes:

Canoe Kayak New Brunswick

Contact:

Contact Info:

Intro to Kayaking Skills - Paddle Canada Intro to Kayaking

Course fees for our Intro Level Course. Includes Course fee and Intro Manual cost. OutdoorsNB is very proud to offer the Paddle Canada Intro to Kayaking course in Saint John. Join Coach Jeremy Cline as he teaches safe and efficient kayaking for beginners. We want to inform and engage you, heighten your awareness of the environment you will paddle in and teach you how to plan a safe trip in warm sheltered waters.

The participant in the Introduction to Kayaking course will engage in a guided exercise of judgment and decision-making prior to going out paddling. We will discuss journeying and seamanship and the need to focus on general patterns, accepted rules and emphasize the need for continued training and additional experience.

Knowledge:

Boat Design
Boat Outfitting
Clothing
Safety Equipment
Paddles
Injury Prevention
Equipment Care

Skills:

It is important to master the skills for calm water in this level before moving on to the open water conditions to be found in Level-1 and 2.


Paddling skills:

Lift and carry - Use proper body mechanics to prevent injury while moving a kayak.
Launching & landing - Demonstrate launching and landing in sheltered conditions off a beach.

Forward paddling - Demonstrate efficient forward paddling, with good speed and control over 100 metres. Show good upright posture and torso rotation.

Stopping - Travel at a moderate speed then stop the kayak within 2 strokes (count one side).
Reverse paddling - Demonstrate controlled reverse paddling while looking back for a clear and safe route. Show good torso rotation.

Sweep strokes - From a static start, turn the kayak 360 degrees. Use a combination of forward and reverse sweep strokes. Show efficient placement of the paddle and unwinding of the trunk. While moving forward at good speed, turn the kayak with a forward sweep stroke and edging.

Draw stroke - From a static start, move the kayak sideways 2 metres, using the draw stroke and the sculling draw stroke. While moving forward, move the kayak sideways using a draw stroke.

Low brace - The paddler will demonstrate an understanding of correct technique to prevent a capsize with a low brace.
Edging - Paddle 5 meters forward with the kayak tilted on edge.

Rescue skills:
Retrieving a swamped kayak - Participants should be able to swim out 25m to a swamped kayak and swim it back to shore

Wet Exit - Capsize, tuck forward, reach around boat, bang side of boat three times, move hands back and forth along the hull, pull spray skirt cord, easily come out of the boat and surface comfortably. The paddler must show confidence and control.

Assisted Rescue - In deep water, wet-exit and re-enter the kayak with assistance from another paddler. The capsize must be natural with spray deck in place. Rescue is complete when the excess water is removed from the cockpit, the swimmer is back in the boat, the spray-skirt is attached and the paddler has regained sufficient stability to paddle effectively. The participant will demonstrate as both swimmer and rescuer.

Rafting - Raft up in a group to form a stable platform.

Location:

Courses are offered at Nerepis Marsh in Grand Bay(with Rockwood Park as an alternate in case of wind)

For more info or to register visit: https://www.outdoorsnb.com/products/intro-to-kayaking-skills-paddle-canada-intro-to-kayaking

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

July 6, 2019 to July 6, 2019

Jeremy Cline

Price: 

$150

Additional Notes:

Jeremy Cline

Contact:

Contact Info:

Big Canoe Advanced Leader School

Qualification: Participants must possess Intermediate Big Canoe Leader and Intermediate Tandem Canoe Lakewater Certifications & Basic First Aid
Price: $250 or $200 for CKNB Members from New Brunswick.
Price when paired with Big Canoe Lakewater Instructor: $400 or $300 for CKNB Members from New Brunswick.

To sign up visit the CKNB Shop at www.canoekayaknb.com/shop

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Erbs Cove, NB

July 5, 2019 to July 6, 2019

Rob Lemmon

Price: 

$400 or $300 for CKNB Members from New Brunswick.

Additional Notes:

Canoe Kayak New Brunswick

Contact:

Contact Info:

Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills (2 Day)

Whether you have been kayaking for years or are just starting out this level 1, sheltered water, 2 day course will teach you / help you refine your boat handling skills and techniques, heighten your awareness of the on water environment and help you to develop your rescue/re-entry skills.

The course dates are June 15/16th.

Skills Covered: Forward, Reverse and Sweep Strokes, Support and Recovery Strokes, Wet Exiting, Contact Towing, Basic Self Rescue and Partner Rescues, Lifting and Carrying

Topics Covered: Coast Guard Requirements, Navigation, Boat Fit, Paddles, Rescue Equipment, Paddling Equipment.

Appropriate kayaks should be a minimum of 13ft long with both a front and back storage hatch. Sea Kayaks are available for rental for $75 for the duration of the course.

The location will be in the Oromocto/Fredericton area.

On a recent course a comment from a 25 year self-taught paddler was; After paddling for years my skills had reached a plateau, the teachings and feedback I received through this course helped me to extend my skills and comfort level on the water.

For more information contact Shaun Gibbs at seakayakmoncton@gmail.com

Cours disponible en français

On top of my 20 years of sea kayak guiding experience, my certifications include:
Paddle Canada: Introduction, Level 1 and Level 2 Sea Kayaking Instructor
Paddle Canada: Level 4 Sea Kayak Skills
British Canoe Union: 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Award
Canadian Red Cross: Wilderness Remote First Responder

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Fredericton/Oromocto

June 15, 2019 to June 16, 2019

Shaun Gibbs

Price: 

$285

Additional Notes:

Shaun Gibbs

Contact:

Contact Info:

How to NOT Hit Every Rock in the River / Intro to Moving Water

"How to not hit every rock in the river with your canoe and still be friends with your paddling partner"

Paddle Canada : Introduction to moving water in a tandem canoe

This course introduces the canoeist to many of the fundamental skills, knowledge and manoeuvres of canoeing white water.

Topics in the course are:
-Safety and rescue on the river, so chances are that someone will get wet, probably the instructor 😉
- Paddling skills from portaging, body position to strokes and much more.
- Manoeuvres such as launching and landing, eddy turns and ferries.
-Basic knowledge of paddling gear and boats

The course is mostly on water with a break here and there to explain some of the theory or practice something that we learned.

Location and times:

Friday June 14 from 6 to 9 pm - theory and flat-water practice
- Basin in Bathurst (To be confirmed)
Saturday June 15 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm - on moving water separated by stops with a bit of theory
- Nepisiguit River From Popple depot to Indian falls depot (To be confirmed)
Sunday June 16 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm - on moving water separated by stops with a bit of theory.
- Nepisiguit River from Chain of rocks to above Pabineau falls (To be confirmed)

Cost: $200 per person
BYOC: Bring your own canoe and equipment

To register or more Information: andre@lecamping.ca

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Bathurst / Nepisiguit River

June 14, 2019 to June 16, 2019

Andre Roussel from Le Camping

Price: 

$200

Additional Notes:

Andre Roussel

Contact:

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Introduction to Moving Water

You must bring your own canoe, paddles, throw bag and bailing device.

Helmets are optional.

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Fredericton Region

June 8, 2019 to June 9, 2019

Jordan Fournier

Price: 

$225

Additional Notes:

Jordan Fournier

Contact:

Contact Info:

Canoe Lakewater Tandem Instructor School

Details:

The course will be held at Camp Glenburn. Accommodation and food will be provided!!

Qualification: Lake Water Tandem Intermediate Skills or equivalent. Equivalent skills can be established by instructors

Price: $450.00 or $375 for CKNB Members with New Brunswick residency

To sign up visit the CKNB Shop at www.canoekayaknb.com/shop

Instructor(s):

Dates:

Location:

Camp Glenburn

June 7, 2019 to June 10, 2019

Gig Kierstead, Denise Howlett

Price: 

$450 or $375 for CKNB Members w/ NB Residency

Additional Notes:

Canoe Kayak New Brunswick

Contact:

Contact Info:

Contact: Canoekayaknewbrunswick@gmail.com

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