Sea Kayak Training

Sea Kayak Training

Sea Kayaking Level One - 2024

Who is this for?  This two-day introductory kayaking course is designed for a new kayaker who is looking to learn the required skills to plan and take their own day trips in calm conditions.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to confidently paddle in class-1 conditions in the company of one or more paddlers with similar skills or knowledge. Class-1 are defined as mild wind, little current and waves less than half a meter with easy landing sites. The paddler should be self-reliant yet an asset to the group and an active participant, willing and able to assist others if they need assistance.

Course description:  The course is conducted in slightly rougher water than Basic Kayak, and is intended to develop the paddler’s comfort in these conditions. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques as well as the skills required to safely plan and execute a day trip with friends (for example, navigation & route planning, weather interpretation, proper clothing/gear.)

Instruction includes:
- Re-entry & rescue techniques.

- Key paddling strokes.

- Basic Maneuvers.
- Kayaking history, preparation for weather conditions, trip planning, kayak transportation and more.

The course outline is at  

To the extent possible, RACCC instructors tailor the course to the skill levels of the course participants. This helps to ensure that everyone gets value out the course.


Personal sea kayaks must have two bulkheads.

Participants should be comfortable swimming while wearing a PFD.
Participants should be comfortable sitting on any type of kayak.

Age 12 and up.  Minors require a parent or guardian to be present throughout the course.


Saturday and Sunday July 06-07, 2024 from 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM 


MEET AT THE RACCC Boathouse to organize gear and carpooling.
(Blue metal building in the WEST parking lot at the RA Centre - on Riverside Drive - just east of Bronson Avenue)
We will caravan from there to our paddling destination 

Paddling Location:  Shirleys Bay  


Play RA Barcode: 199107
Last date to register:  Tuesday July 02, 2024
Cost:  RACCC Member: $, 150 + HST       Non- Member: $250 + HST

Minimum # of participants:   3          Maximum # of participants: 12

Registration is done through the RA Centre's PlayRA System or by contacting RA Member Services at 613-733-5100. Please follow the directions on the site to activate your account. Please note: The course price will default to the non-member price until you get to the checkout screen. The price should then change to the member price. 

For more information contact instructor:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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