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Condensed Sea Kayaking Program - February 2018 (6 places only)

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Encounter Lake, Victor Harbor, Port Noarlunga

Victor Harbor, 5211

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Adelaide Canoe Club (ACC) and Bass Strait kayaker and Instructor Malcolm Hamilton have put together a sea kayaking program exclusively for ACC members that aims to bring a novice kayaker up to 'expedition ready' over the course of a summer season of paddling. The program condenses all that Malcolm has learnt over a long career in sea kayaking into the most critical aspects of technique, safety and implementation. James Fishers (PA Instructor) will be running the course with assitance from Malcolm.

'Expedition ready' means a paddler is capable of going on a multi-day paddle either along the coast or to an offshore island, with competent and safe paddling skills.

The program will be aligned with Paddle Australia's 'Sea Skills' national qualification, so that all experience gained will be logged on your assessment record. A program of regular paddles throughout the season will work each paddler through the various skills sets such that much of the Sea Skills syllabus will potentially have been covered.

Cost: $75 per person per day ie $150 for the two day course. Once your booking is accepted we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Duration: the program covers a number of theoretical and practical topics over two days (Sat the first week, Sun the 2nd week - participants must book for both days):

Day 1 - Encounter Lakes: looking at the basics of sea kayaking including correct paddling technique and on land discussion on weather interpretation, safety, towing, rescue etc. A short paddle locally in the afternoon.

Day 2 - Port Noarlunga Reef - exit from the beach and landings. Rough water techniques. Rescues. Short paddle.

All participants will receive an information handbook.

Notes:

1) All participants must be current financial members of ACC

2) All sessions are weather dependent

3) If the course is cancelled due to lack of participants or we are unable tor e-arrange sessions due to weather you will be refunded

4) No qualification or endorsement is awarded on completing this program but all experience will be logged towards the Sea Skills Award.

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Encounter Lake, Victor Harbor, Port Noarlunga

Victor Harbor, 5211

Australia

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