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L3 Training - Preparation for Assessment (Northern Oregon)

This training is for anyone who wants to check in with their skills and possibly receive ACA documentation after passing the assessment (check schedule for upcoming assessment dates). Or as the first step by the ACA to becoming a certified instructor, followed by an instructor development workshop and instructor certification exam (to be taken at separate times)

In this training we will cover these skills needed for the L3 Assessment:

Technical Skills:

·Effective wet exit ·Launching and landing ·Effective forward paddling ·Effective reverse paddling ·Rotate 360 ̊ ·Turning with forward momentum ·Turning with reverse momentum ·Sideways movement—static ·Sideways movement with forward momentum ·Preventing capsize ·Sculling for support ·Deep water rescue ·Self-rescue ·Towing ·Rescues


·Weather (knowledge of weather resources and the impact of weather on kayakers) ·Basic navigation (interpret basic chart datum, plotting a course and adjusting for variation) ·Leave No Trace skills and ethics ·Group awareness and communication ·Hazard assessment and avoidance ·Recognition and avoidance of hypothermia and hyperthermia.

A full list of requirements for this course can be found HERE

Because of the amount of materials to be covered this training will meet at 8:30am - 5pm. We will spend the morning on navigation until temperatures warm up, then will continue on the water to cover skills with video analysis and debrief with videos to end the day.

Location TBD because of conditions needed (10-15k wind, 1-2ft waves) venue will be between Portland and Astoria Oregon. While these conditions are required for the assessment, we will do the best we can to match them for the training.

Cost $139 Plus 6% booking company fee. (Minimum enrollment 2 - Max 5 students)

We pay the booking fee if you enter promo code no6%fee when signing up.

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