Never paddled before, but is in decent shape and has no chronic back, arm or wrist injures.
Done a few day trips canoeing/kayaking in calm waters. Received basic paddling instructions and can paddle 2- 3 hours without getting out of the canoe/kayak.
Has done multi-day group paddling trips and can perform basic paddling strokes. Has received rescue instruction, i.e what to do in case of capsize. Can paddle a maximum 4 – 5 hours a day without difficulty.
Has done weeklong group paddling trips. Can master paddling strokes, (including sculling, wind ferrying and bracing). Knows how to read currents and waves on a river and paddle efficiently accordingly. Can perform a role a kayak upport after capsize and can help support others in case of capsize. Can paddle 6 – 7 hours a day , if necessary for several days in a row. Some cold-water paddling experience.
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