SKGABC Assistant Overnight Guide (AOG) Training Course

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Completing this online course is great preparation for succeeding in your SKGABC Assistant Overnight Guide (AOG) Training Course. By front loading key theoretical information, you will learn faster and gain more in-depth knowledge from the in-person part of the course. Be ahead of the game! If you have time and the motivation we suggest you explore the Above and Beyond sections to deepen and broaden your learning. Course topics you will explore include:

  • Leadership and risk management
  • Group management
  • Logistics and trip planning
  • How to read and use a marine chart
  • Navigating with a compass and electronic navigation
  • Practical navigation techniques
  • Collision regulations
  • About swell, waves, tides and currents and their impact
  • How weather systems are formed and affect you
  • How to record and interpret marine weather on the VHF radio
  • How to calculate tides and currents
  • Selecting the right kayak
  • Tarpology 101
  • Risk to humans by wildlife
  • One-way and two-way communication
  • Towing
  • Dressing for sea kayaking
  • Safety equipment
  • Leave No Trace and conservation ethics
  • Dealing with food and water
  • Harvesting food
  • Packing your kayak for touring
  • And much more…
  • Click here to see the detailed lessons you will learn

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course other than the desire to become more knowledgeable about the exciting world of sea kayak guiding.

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