This course runs in Class-1 conditions which are described as:
Non-challenging waters with mild wind effect (0-20 km/h or 0–11 knots), little or no current (0-1 km/h or 0–0.5 knots), uninterrupted easy landing options, and ready access to land-based assistance. Sea state is calm to light chop.
Minimal exposure to kayaks is expected for this course, it is intended as an introduction to moving water, participants who have never been in a kayak would likely find value in taking a Flatwater River Kayak Skills course.
The kayak must have sufficient buoyancy, float bag/bulkhead, to float after a wet exit.
A helmet approved for use in moving water.
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River Kayak Program Committee who is responsible for the development and maintaince of this course.
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