The Recreational Kayak Skills level is designed to introduce the novice or relatively inexperienced kayaker to paddling moving water and class I rivers in an open cockpit or sit-on-top, non-river kayak.
The emphasis is on mastering the fundamentals of river kayaking, along with a strong grounding in water safety and safe kayaking practices.
4 hours of instruction on flat water, 8 hours in current for a total of 12 hours or approximately 2 days.
Course Water Class
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.