Sea Kayak Program


Announcements

We are in the process of scheduling a couple of courses for the fall OF 2018. Please keep your eye on the calendar. 

The courses are:
Sea Kayak Basic Skills (one day course)
(April 28 and May 6)
Cost: $40
Prerequisites: None

Sea Kayak Level 1 (two day course)
(June 9 & 10)
Cost: $80

Prerequisites:
Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge at the discretion of the course director. Paddling experience:

  • Five kayaking excursions (2 or 3 hours duration) in class-0 conditions
  • Can execute a controlled wet exit in class-0 conditions
  • Can perform a simple assisted re-entry in class-0 conditions
    To register for any of these courses simply click on the link in the calendar and follow the prompts. You must be a member of VCKC to register for VCKC sanctioned courses.

    Additional News:

    VCKC now has a fleet of six club kayaks for members use for courses and club sanctioned paddles.

    The club kayaks saw lots of use this summer by members who used them to practice paddle strokes and assisted and self rescues, as well as to enjoy a paddle on the club side of the Tillicum bridge.

    We will be holding periodic Kayak meetings this fall. The first will be held September 18th at the clubhouse starting at 7:30pm. I hope to hold these meeting every second month on the third Tuesday of the month. This will provide opportunities for idea swapping, presentations and clinics. 

    We have started a "Paddling Partners" list for those members who are looking to find people to paddle with. If you are a member and are interested in being on this list please email us at: kayak@vckc.ca

    See you on the water or at the clubhouse.

    Linda Hall/Roy Scully
    Kayak Program Directors

    Got a great idea?  Email us at kayak@vckc.ca

    Program Overview

    Our Sea Kayak program offers:

    • both flatwater and ocean-going paddles, and some surf and river.
    • instruction at various levels (reasonably priced).
    • clinics on such topics as rescues, stroke technique, braces, rolling, currents, tides, navigation, chart reading and marine weather.


    The club owns several kayaks that can be used by members for club activities.  Please go to the Club Kayaks page to learn about borrowing club equipment.

    The kayak program meets, jointly with the canoe program, on the 3rd Monday of each month from September to May inclusive (except in December) to plan courses and events. The kayak library of books and DVD's is available at these meetings. We usually have a guest speaker who discusses some aspect of sea kayaking, or the outdoors.

    A paddler contact list is being developed that will be a useful resource to assist members in meeting like-minded kayakers to paddle with. 

    Please check out the calendar and the current newsletter to find out about upcoming events and speakers.

     All VCKC programs are run by volunteers. Please consider volunteering within the club.

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