The Paddle Canada Level 4 skills course covers advanced paddling skills, problem solving, group dynamics, and leadership during a multi-day trip in a rough water environment. The course will focus on the student’s ability to confidently sea kayak in class-4 water conditions along remote and exposed open coast for an extended trip. The student will be an effective part of a group of peers, able to perform both leadership and supportive roles.
Your instructors for your Level Four Skills, will be James Roberts and Erik Ogaard. We will meet in East Dover near Peggy’s Cove and head out onto the coast. This scenario driven course will challenge paddlers to navigate this exposed coastline as a peer group finding solutions to problems posed by the instructors, elements and geography we encounter. This is the highest level in the Paddle Canada sea kayaking program. It is about showing up with your paddling/rescue and touring systems and putting them to the test.