Learning Resources

This page lists some learning resources for beginners (and more experienced paddlers).

Paddler Competencies

The River Canoe Club paddler competencies document

Introduction to Flatwater Guide

An excellent and extensive guide to kayaking and canoeing produced by Australian Canoeing

Australian Canoeing Award Scheme Handbook

All about the Australian Canoeing award scheme for skills, guide and instructor level accreditation.

Paddle NSW Sea or Open Water Grade

An explanation of the Sea and Open Water grade system devised by Paddle NSW

International River Grading

An explanation of the International System of River Grading

Instructional Videos - Basic Strokes

Some excellent videos showing basic strokes courtesy of Canoe Tasmania

The Subtleties of Safety

An article about safety by Jeff West, originally posted on the Jackson Kayak web site