Level: 1


  • Satisfy the examiner that you have knowledge of different types of kayaks (Slalom, river, touring, sea); the uses for each and the equipment necessary for safe kayaking (helmet, life jacket, sprayskirt, bow and stern loops, flotation in kayak).
  • Demonstrate an ability to enter and exit a kayak.
  • Demonstrate ability to complete the following strokes
  • Straight forward and backward paddle
  • Left and right turn by forward and back paddling
  • Draw (sweep) stroke
  • Support stroke
  • Cross current paddling
  • Explain the steps involved in Eskimo rolling and demonstrate the proper method of doing this.
  • Explain how to repair a hole in fiberglass
  • After completing a minimum of 2 training sessions complete either
  • An overnight kayak trip
  • Two day trips (one including some white water)

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