Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula
Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula
Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula
Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula
Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula
Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula

Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula

Regular price $745

Leadership Skills on the Rugged East Coast of the Saugeen Peninsula 

We will be travelling afield to find the best (and worst) conditions to test your limits where you can truly utilize your skills and knowledge for competent kayaking along an exposed shorelines with infrequent landing opportunities. In addition to the skills covered at Level 2, this course covers many aspects of group leadership and advanced rescue techniques. We will encourage you to learn more about handling your kayak in rough water, while rock gardening and surfing along the wild and beautiful east coast of the Saugeen Peninsula.

  • Paddle Canada Level-2 skills or equivalent.
    • To obtain the award, there is an expectation that you can roll your kayak.
  • A strong handle of the skills learned in Level 2.
  • Experience paddling in rough water.
  • You will have a turn leading the group through a scenario.
NOTE: Rolling assistance is available before the course

Sample Course Plan Day 1

  • Safety debrief
  • Risk Management presentation
  • Level 2 Review
  • Four Corners (turning under momentum) - Level 3 quality
    • Sweep strokes
    • Bow and cross bow rudder
    • High and low brace turns
  • Rescues in level 3 conditions
    • Self rescue
    • Assisted rescue
    • Combat Rolling
kayaker in a cave

Day 2

  • Navigation presentation
  • Coastal Touring and Navigation
    • We will use charts, plotters and compasses to find shipwrecks and lighthouses.
  • Launching and Landing
  • Surfing
  • Weather forecasting & interpretation  

Day 3 

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • Coastal Touring and Navigation
  • Towing recap
  • Rescue scenarios

backcountry kayak camping

Day 4

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • Ded reckoning exercises.
  • Towing scenario
  • Search for play
    • Rock hopping into
    • Launching and landing in tricky spots
  • Tides & Currents presentation

 kayak squad

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

  • A sea kayak, with 2 bulkheads. 
    • We have fiberglass NDK sea kayaks for rent. 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.
  • Dry suits are available if required.
  • A PFD is mandatory, you must bring your own.
  • A paddle
  • 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 3 nights camping; please note that participants are responsible for parking permits. 

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather (Known as Tobermory) is the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Odawa and Mississauga. 

We are grateful for the knowledge shared with us by the Indigenous peoples of what is now known as Canada as well as the circumpolar region of the Northern Hemisphere.

 

Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula
Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula
Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula
Paddle Canada Level 3 - The Saugeen Peninsula