Upcoming Course Offerings

PC-2016-003 Paddle Canada Sea Kayak September 9/10/11

Price: $299

CPaddle Canada logoourse Summary
Provides the knowledge and skills for a day-long sea kayak trip in sheltered waters and light winds. Skills taught include efficient forward and turning strokes, edging, bracing, controlled wet exit, solo and assisted rescues, and towing. Knowledge sessions include equipment, safety, weather, navigation, seamanship and trip planning.

Course Outline
Friday evening (September 9): 7 – 9:00pm Classroom only at 40 O’Leary Avenue. Location to be determined
Registration and introductions, overview of Paddle Canada program, lectures on kayaking safety, weather, navigation, and seamanship.  In-pool rescue skills.

Saturday (September 10): 9am – 5pm in sheltered water. Location to be determined.
Kayak entry, exit and carrying techniques3 kayak
Strokes clinic – forward, sweep, reverse, stopping, and draw strokes. Introduction to edging

Equipment and trip planning lectures
Low and high braces
Wet exits, solo and assisted rescues

Sunday (September 11): 9am – 5pm, day trip. Location to be determined. kayak and mermaid
Group dynamics, leadership and safety on the water
Practicing strokes, rescues, navigation and seamanship
Information on kayaking in Newfoundland & Labrador
Assessment and feedback on course


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What you need to bring (Most Paddling Gear and Exposure Gear will be available for rent through Ocean Quest):

Paddling gear:
Sea Kayak
PFD (personal flotation device)
Spray Skirt
Pump or Sponge
Tow Rope & Belt
Paddle Float

Exposure protection:
Paddling Wetsuit or Drysuit
Neoprene Boots and Gloves

Personal gear:
Wool or Synthetic hat
Sun Hat
Outdoor Clothing (not cotton)
Fleece Top or Sweater (not cotton)
Complete Change of Clothing in Waterproof Bag
Rain Gear
Water, Snacks and Lunches
Sunscreen and Lip Balm

Course Instructor
Neil Burgess is a Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 Instructor who has been teaching sea kayaking since 2005. Neil has paddled all over Newfoundland and Labrador and is excited to share his love of kayaking and exploring our province’s amazing coastline. Neil is past president of Kayak Newfoundland & Labrador and the Newfoundland & Labrador Paddling Association. He was also on the board of directors of Paddle Canada.   Neil has taught kayak courses in eastern, central and western Newfoundland (with the Newfoundland Kayak Company) and also taught courses in northern Labrador (Nain and Saglek) in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government youth program.  He has paddled in Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, the USA, Spain and