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Paddle Canada Intermediate River Kayak Skills Course by Candlebox Kayaking

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

This course will introduce paddlers to the necessary skills to influence their kayak in a moving water environment. Emphasis will be placed on basic moving water dynamics and safety and eddy turns/peel outs.

We'll also cover:

  • basic river running
  • stroke refinement
  • reading/running class 2 whitewater
  • using a throw bag
  • scouting a line
  • surfing a standing wave


A strong emphasis will be placed on the fundamental strokes necessary for efficient forward/lateral movement and for effectively changing the direction of a whitewater kayak in moving water. Wet exits and rescues will be covered/reviewed in a moving water environment. Paddle Canada Intermediate River Kayak Skills Certification available upon completion of the course.

Course Duration: 2 Days.

Start Time: 9am.

Location: Meet at the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club and Marina, 107 Water St. (unless otherwise directed).

Course costs: $300+tax.

Includes: Kayak, paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, throw bag, helmet, drysuit, gloves, booties, PC certificatiuon fees


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