American Canoe Association Level I & II

Course

American Canoe Association Level I & II

Instructor

Jessica Steele and Adam Williams 

Description

This course will teach introduction of canoeing and the essentials of river canoeing skills and techniques. We will learn the following techniques and skills:

      • Canoe design and materials
      • PFD types and fit
      • Paddles: parts-design-materials, use, and holding the paddle correctly
      • Paddle signals and whistle
      • Dealing with boat traffic and larger vessels
      • Basic safety equipment
      • Entering and exiting a canoe
      • Strokes and maneuvers
      • Forward and Reverse
      • Sweeps:Forward and reverse
      • Draw strokes:To the hip, Bow Draw-Stern Draw
      • Pry/push away (Combining Draws and Pry’s for abeam movement)
      • Forward/back stroke, rudder, J-Stroke, cross bow draw
      • Switch position in canoe while on the water
      • T-Rescue review and other rescues (All students must complete to pass Level I)
      • Using Throw rope: carrying, packing and use
      • Cold water immersion, hypothermia and treatment
      • The 4 “W”s:water, wind, waves, and weather, and how they affect the canoeist
      • Risk management strategies for canoeing
      • Learn how to do eddies turns and perform simple peel out and ferries
      • Recognizing and avoid river hazards
      • Perform rescues and respond to emergencies on moving water rivers

Date

TBA

Cost

Unity College: $85 (Includes food, transportation, gear and equipment)
Non-Unity College: $125

Location

Attean Pond and Moose River