Level 3 Training

Who should attend

An ideal candidate for this class is someone who has had several other kayak classes, has paddled their boat in bumpy water, and would like to become proficient in handling your boat happily in two to three-foot breaking and winds of about 7-10 knot winds.

What to expect

You will be working on edging, linking maneuvering strokes, lots and lots of rescues, forward stroke, reverse, some towing, and scenarios.  Expect full days on the water, spending two days on Duck Pond and on Lake Michigan.   

At the end of the class, the instructor will give you a short review of where they believe your skills are relative to the award and what areas where you may wish to focus training and instruction.


Bring a helmet, have a tow belt, and a smile 

For more information on the ACA/BCU Level 3 training, please check out this links:

BCU 3 Starhttps://wmcka.org/symposium/bcu-3-star-course-description/
ACA L3https://americancanoe.org/wp-content/uploads/documents/sei-courses/l3_ck_tl_assessment.pdf

Please note:

The British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award course is one of the courses with the highest demand and the least number of slots available.  Class size is limited to 8 paddlers.  WMCKA will maintain a list of provisional participants in order of payment received.

A participant review will be held on the evening of Friday, May 24th to ensure that each paddler has appropriate skills and equipment for attending the class.

Participation is at the discretion of the Lead Instructor and participants without the appropriate skills or equipment are allowed to participate in all of the other WMCKA Symposium classes.

Class cost is covered with your Symposium registration fee.