Paddle WA Basic Skills Course #1
Canning River Canoe Club, Kent St.
Saturday 17th April 2021
9.00am - 12.30pm
The Basic Skills Award is an introduction to paddling award that teaches participants the essential skills required whilst out paddling. The content covered includes
- Knowledge of equipment
- Paddling strokes (forward, reverse, sweep, emergency stop)
- Correct posture and technique
- Launching and landing craft
- Rafting up
- Swimming in paddling attire
- Assisting deep water rescues
If you own a kayak or sit-on-top craft, this is the perfect way to learn how to safely and correctly go paddling!
There is no minimum age for this course and no previous experience is required.
Participants will receive a Basic Skills certificate following successful completion of the course.
NB: all instructors teaching the Basic Skills course hold a current and registered PAQS qualification. Talk to your instructor if you're interested in gaining a PAQS qualification.