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ACA L3 Coastal Kayak Skills/Trip Leader Assessment


We are combining the ACA personal skills and trip leader assessment. You will have the opportunity to receive both certifications if skill requirements are met, or possibly the skills assessment only if the trip leader requirements need work.

This assessment is for paddlers who have a practiced efficient self rescue, experience with assisted rescues and are comfortable controlling their boat in waves 1-2 feet and wind 10-15k. The ability to demonstrate one roll within 3 attempts is required for the Trip Leader assessment (not the skills assessment). More course info here on ACA web page. Trip leader training course prior to assessment highly recommended.

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Purpose: The purpose of the Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Trip Leader (L3: CKTL) assessment is to prepare individuals who intend to lead other paddlers, either recreationally or professionally.

Trip Leader Assessment Overview: For successful completion of the L3: CKTL assessment an individual must demonstrate technical proficiency, trip planning, group management and leadership skills in the L3: CKTL venue. While this is not a teaching award, an L3: CKTL must also be able to provide basic tips to paddlers, as appropriate, to help them through the environment.

Skills Assessment Overview: This ACA Assessment Course is designed to evaluate a participant’s ability to perform all of the skills listed along with demonstrating an appropriate level of knowledge. This assessment course provides the participant with the opportunity to receive documentation of having achieved a certain level of paddling ability. It is expected that participants interested in pursuing this award will have participated in a minimum of three, full day journeys e.g. longer than 8 nautical miles.

Course Location: Tillamook Bay (pending conditions). Location may change depending on forecast conditions that week.

Time: Saturday 8-4 Meeting at a local restaurant at 8am for trip plan then continuing on to the water. Sunday ready to paddle at 9:30am - 4pm off water by apx 1:30pm.

Cost $230 Plus 6% booking company fee. Min 3- max 5 participants

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

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