To demonstrate the highest level of skills and principles necessary to paddle solo in open lake waters, to show confidence and ability to paddle in dynamic paddling environments thus allowing to travel longer distances on open water, and to exhibit leadership skills that will enable the planning and execution of a day trip in an open water environment in a variety of wind conditions.
Upon Successful Completion
The successful ADVANCED LAKE SOLO candidate is considered an advanced solo lake canoeist, capable of performing a variety of rescues, strokes, and manoeuvres in varied windy conditions. The Advanced Lake Solo program is the highest paddling Lake skill level where emphasis is placed upon the candidate exhibiting a high degree of precision, efficiency, and control.
Teach the following courses:
Assist on the following Skills courses:
Waterfront, Canoeing Basics, Intro to Advanced Tandem Tandem Lake, Intro to Advanced Solo Lake
Lake Canoe Skills Intermediate Solo
It is up to the paddler to prove to the instructor by means of evidence, demonstration, or assessment that experience has led to learning. It cannot be assumed that experience has led to learning.
One (1) day
1 Instructor : 6 Participants
Suitable Pond or Lake
Ocean (very sheltered, no current)
Distance from Shore: within comfortable swimming distance from shore (based on the weakest swimmer)
Suitable wind and waves to meet the challenging environmental conditions require.
SAFETY & RESCUE
Being Wind Bound
On Body Personal Survival “Gear”
Local Rescue Organizations
First Aid Kits
Expanding First Aid Skills
Canoe Over Canoe
Review Intermediate Lake Solo
Wind, tacking, positioning in the canoe
Forward with Power
Stroke Blending (static & dynamic)
Sculling Low Brace
High Brace (wave blocking & stability)
One Handed Bow Pry
Triangular Course in Wind and Waves
Sideslip around a square dock (3 metres/side)
Forward & Reverse Paddling with Inside & Outside Turns (buoyed course)
Running Sideslip (pry)
Knots: a total of 6 knots (see Advanced Tandem for more details).
Emergency Gear in Case of Delay (wind bound, etc.)
Emergency/Protection Tarp Set-Up
Repair Kits and Equipment Repairs
1000 Miles in Rob Roy Canoe
Protection of Lake Waterways
The following instructors are accredited to offer this course:
Lake Canoe Instructor Advanced Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Advanced Solo
Activities focus on safety, advanced skill, and efficient and confident paddling within an open water environment. Activity should concentrate on progress, refinement, and environmental awareness. Paddlers should leave the course encouraged to take on a leadership role in their community with regards to solo paddling.