Paddle Canada Level 2 - Franklin Island

Paddle Canada Level 2 - Franklin Island

Regular price $599



This uniquely offered 2 weekend level 2 flex program is offered Franklin, Mink and McCoy Islands and in Hamilton.


Weekend 1: Day 1 -  Completed on a weekend in Hamilton

  • Risk Management presentation
  • Level 1 Review
  • Four Corners (turning under momentum) - Level 2 quality
    • Sweep strokes
    • Bow and cross bow rudder
    • High and low brace turns
  • Rescues in level 2 conditions
    • Self rescue
    • Assisted rescue
    • Bow Rescue

Weekend 1: Day 2 -  Completed on a weekend in Hamilton

  • Coastal Touring
  • Launching and Landing
  • Intro to rolling
  • Weather forecasting & interpretation 


Weekend 2: Day 1 -  Completed in FMM

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • Navigation presentation
  • Ded reckoning day
    • We will use charts, plotters and compassess to find shipwrecks and lighthouses.
  • Cave extractions
  • Pack for overnight if possible

Weekend 2: Day 2 -  Completed in FMM

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • Set out overnight if possible.
  • Ded reckoning exercises.
  • Search for play
    • Rock hopping into
    • Launching and landing in tricky spots
  • Tides & Currents presentation

Weekend 2: Day 3 -  Completed in FMM

    • Daily weather interpretation.
    • Pack camp and head back - if applicable.
    • Ded reckoning exercises.
    • Complex towing scenario


    For the purposes of this class, you will require: Full List

    • A sea kayak, with 2 bulkheads. 
      • We provide you with a fibreglass NDK sea kayak for the weekend at no charge. You may use your own, if you wish.
      • You will need a pump, a whistle, and a 15m floating rope. They are available to purchase.
    • Drysuits are available if required, no charge.
    • A PFD is mandatory, you must bring your own.
    • A paddle, we will provide a Nimbus carbon fibre Wavewalker for you to use.
    • Camping gear
    • We do not provide food but we will do a trip planning exercise prior to the date of the course.

    This program includes 2 nights base camping; please note that participants are not responsible for park permits and camping fees while in the park as these are included in the course fees.