The Advanced Coastal Canoeing program prepares participants to perform a variety of rescues and manoeuvres in exposed coastal conditions in moderate winds, waves, current and moderate surf.
This level also introduces current prediction, personal weather forecasting and low visibility (fog) navigation by dead reckoning.
The main focus of this course is good decision making that reflects the limits of the paddlers ability in relation to current and forecasted environmental conditions.
Please note that this program is a recreational coastal canoeing program and therefore reflects typical locations for recreational paddling on the ocean in a canoe. It does not deal with the rounding of significant headlands or paddling long stretches of exposed coastline with no landing opportunities. The program does not consider those locations as “typical” recreational coastal canoeing locations.