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Annual Skills School
Basic Kayak Skills - June 12, 2021
Kayaking Basic Kayak Skills - FULL Cost $125 Total - More Info (PDF)
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The following information pertains to the Kayak Basic Skills Course. If you require additional information please feel free to contact our registration coordinator at

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Date Time Location Session Description
June 12th. 8:00 - 5 pm Rotary Sunshine Park
Thorburn Road, St. John’s
On the water training & lectures.

Required Equipment/Material:

You don’t need to have ANY experience as a Kayaker to participate fully in the basic course. Also, you don’t need to own a boat, a paddle, or a Life Jacket to take any of the courses, Paddle NL will supply these items for use at the school.

Kayaker’s will be required to wear a wetsuit (farmer john’s neoprene) or drysuit for the on pond portion of the course. A shorty is not acceptable. If you have one you can use it or if not we will supply one at no charge to you.

What you should bring for the on the water sessions:

Rain gear - Paddle (if you have your own)
Life Jacket (if you have your own) - boat (if you have your own)
Lunch/Snacks/Liquids – Sunglasses - Brimmed Hat/Bandana - Towel
Appropriate “wet” footwear (Rubbers, Neoprene Socks, Old Sneakers and change of socks)

Note: You will have to bring a lunch. We would prefer that people do not leave the facilities during the lunch break. There is a small conveince store across the road from Rotary that you can use if you want.