Learn to Kayak Course – €120
The Level 2 Kayak Skills Award enables participants to kayak safely and competently on flat water and grade 1 rivers. It is the first step in becoming a competent paddler, for both sea kayaking and river kayaking, and teaches the necessary skills to safely paddle a kayak.
Upon successful completion the participant will be able to demonstrate the following skills and techniques:
- Kayak safely and competently on Grade 1 as part of a group being led
- Have an understanding of the safety rules of kayaking
- Assist in basic rescues
- Be able to enter and exit a kayak correctly
- Forward stroke, reverse stroke, and stopping
- Forward sweep, reverse sweep and a combined sweep stroke
- Draw stroke, low brace, edging, edging on the move and turning on the move
- Capsize drill
- An ability to assist in rescues
This course runs as a 2 day weekend course OR a 4 week evening course. Successful candidates will receive the Canoeing Ireland Level 2 Kayak Skills Award certificate.