The checkout/ refresher is designed for two different groups:
1. Experienced kayakers who are new to Locarno and require a checkout of their skills prior to getting access to the kayak fleet;
2. Returning members who want a refresher of rescue techniques and Locarno practices.
Our Kayak lessons are aligned with the standards of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak program. All members must have the skills outlined in Paddle Canada Basic Kayaking Skills, PLUS the ability to self-rescue, in order to use the fleet. Look at our Kayaking Calendar for the schedule of lessons and clinics and to register.
Members of the Kayaking Fleet are eligible to take part in various free clinics, depending on their level of experience. Additional clinics will be scheduled as the season progress and in response to member interest. These typically include:
Trip leading and planning
More details about our clinics can be found here ...
Click on the Kayaking Calendar to view a complete list & schedule of clinics.