Paddle Canada Level 4 Skills Course

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This online course is a great preparation for your Paddle Canada Level 4 skills course. By front loading a lot of theoretical information, you will be able to learn faster and much more while doing the in-person part of the course. This prior preparation goes a long way and will allow you to get the most out of your in person regular course. Be ahead of the game! If you have time and the motivation we suggest you explore the Above and beyond section to deepen and broaden your learning. What you’ll learn and review:

  • How to read and use a marine chart
  • Practical navigation techniques
  • Advanced practical navigation techniques
  • How to read and use a marine chart
  • Navigating with a compass and electronic navigation
  • Collision regulations
  • About swell, waves, tides and currents and their impact
  • How to calculate tides and currents
  • How weather systems are formed and affect you.
  • How to record and interpret marine weather on the VHF radio
  • Websites for weather forecasting
  • A brief history of kayak touring
  • How to select the right kayak
  • Transport Canada Small Vessel Regulations
  • Dressing for sea kayaking
  • Packing your kayak for touring
  • Kayak transportation
  • Risk management
  • Group Dynamics
  • Trip planning
  • Leave No Trace and conservation ethics
  • Dealing with food and water
  • Basic first aid for paddlers
  • Tarpology
  • Towing
  • One-way and two-way communication
  • Risk to humans from wildlife
  • Float plan sample
  • And much more…
  • Click here to see the detailed lessons you will learn

Prerequisites: Paddle Canada Level 3 skills or the equivalent

Your subscription gives you 365 days access to your online course.

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