Sea Kayak Skills 1

Combining fun and safety in this one-day introductory course

Level-1 provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered
waters. We will discuss different kayak models and as well as general equipment. You will learn basic strokes as well as issues of mutual safety between paddling partners. A certificate of the Quebec Federation of canoeing and kayaking will be given upon successful completion of the evaluation.

A few technical objectives:

  • Kayak adjustments, launching & landing
  • Forward stroke, reverse stroke, stop
  • Sweep & draw
  • Low brace

A few security objectives:

  • Injury prevention
  • Safety on the water
  • Wet exit
  • T Rescue

For more detailed information: download the FQCK Level 1 program (french only)

  • Cost :

  • Location :

  • Length :

    One day (min. 7 hours)
  • This course is for :

    Beginner paddlers or those with no formal training

  • Prerequisites :


  • Class ratio :

    Maximum of 6 participants per coach

  • Includes :

    Kayak, paddle, spray-skirt and all safety equipment. FQCK certificate.

  • Excludes :

    Lunch & snacks, dry change of clothes, adequate paddling clothes for weather conditions, adequate paddling shoes.

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