Kayaking Skills

Below is a summary of Canoeing Ireland kayaking skills awards.  Sligo Kayak Club currently instruct to Level 2 but use external coaches to bring members to Level 3 and beyond.

Generic Kayaking Skills:

Level 1 Fundamental kayaking skills on flat water.
Level 2 Basic Kayaking skills for Grade I water.

River Skills Awards:

Level 3 Intermediate Kayaking skills on Grade II water as part of a group.
Level 4 Advanced Kayaking and Safety skills on Grade III rivers with a group of peers.
Level 5 Advanced Kayaking and Safety & Rescue skills on Grade IV and advanced white water.

Sea Kayaking Skills Awards:

Level 3 Sea Kayaking skills in conditions up to force 3 wind and smooth seas as part of a group being led.
Level 4 Sea Kayaking skills and knowledge to undertake moderate sea journeys in up to force 4 winds and slight seas.
Level 5 Qualifies Sea Kayakers to lead others on advanced sea journeys.

River Safety and Rescue Training:

RSR 1,2,3 The River Safety and Rescue Awards (RSR) deal with the core skills of safety and rescue in the river environment.