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Modules and Lessons

  1. Paddling Basics:
    1. BASIC TYPES OF PADDLE CRAFT (NON-MOTORIZED BOATS)
    2. SUP BOARD BASICS: ABOUT SUP BOARDS
    3. PADDLING TERMINOLOGY: THE CANOE
    4. PADDLING TERMINOLOGY: THE KAYAK
    5. STAND UP PADDLING TERMINOLOGY
    6. PAIRING YOUR WATER VENUE WITH THE CORRECT SUP GEAR
    7. BOAT CAPACITIES
    8. SAFE LOADING GUIDELINES FOR SUP BOARDS
    9. REGISTERING YOUR PADDLE CRAFT
    10. HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
  2. Boating Equipment
    1. SAFETY EQUIPMENT
    2. REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT OF PADDLE CRAFT
    3. PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT
    4. APPROVED FLOTATION DEVICES
    5. LIFE JACKETS
    6. PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES
    7. INFLATABLE PFDS
    8. CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOTATION DEVICE
    9. TESTING YOUR LIFE JACKETS AND PFDS
    10. CHILDREN'S LIFE JACKETS AND PFDS
    +11 more lessons
  3. Trip Planning and Preparation
    1. CHECKING LOCAL WEATHER AND WATER CONDITIONS
    2. LOCAL FORECASTS
    3. WIND
    4. IDENTIFYING DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS
    5. STAYING SAFE IN STORMY WEATHER
    6. TANDEM TROUBLE
    7. LEARNING ABOUT LOCAL WATERWAY HAZARDS
    8. WHAT IS A TRIP PLAN
    9. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
    10. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR SUP BOARDS
    +7 more lessons
  4. Safe Boat Operation
    1. THE PADDLER'S ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITIES
    2. PADDLER SKILL LEVEL
    3. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
    4. CANADA'S BOATING AND ALCOHOL LAWS
    5. THE PADDLER'S NAVIGATION RULES
    6. THE COLLISION REGULATIONS
    7. BOARDING, EXITING AND SECURING YOUR PADDLE CRAFT
    8. HOW TO ENTER AND EXIT YOUR KAYAK
    9. HOW TO ENTER AND EXIT YOUR CANOE
    10. HOW TO BOARD AND EXIT A SUP BOARD
    +13 more lessons
  5. Markers and Buoys
    1. AIDS TO NAVIGATION
    2. WHAT IS A BUOY
    3. SYSTEMS OF BUOYS IN CANADA
    4. THE LATERAL SYSTEM
    5. PORT HAND BUOYS
    6. STARBOARD HAND BUOYS
    7. BIFURCATION BUOYS
    8. FAIRWAY BUOYS
    9. ISOLATED DANGER BUOYS
    10. DAY BEACONS
    +5 more lessons
  6. Emergency Preparedness
    1. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
    2. CAPSIZING AND FALLS OVERBOARD
    3. HOW TO RESPOND TO A CAPSIZING EMERGENCY:
    4. PADDLER RESCUE TECHNIQUES
    5. RESCUE TECHNIQUES FOR STAND UP PADDLERS
    6. THE 'REACH-THROW-ROW-GO' RESCUE SEQUENCE
    7. USING THROWABLE RESCUE DEVICES
    8. COLD WATER IMMERSION AND HYPOTHERMIA
    9. THE IMPACT OF COLD WATER IMMERSION
    10. HYPOTHERMIA
    +12 more lessons

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