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Training resources

The table below contains some useful training resources for members.

If you find other training resources that would be good to include on this page and share with other members please let us know

Grading resources

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VSKC Sea Kayak Basics Assessment Guidelines

Mandatory for all members on joining the club, this is an internal VSKC award assessed by a VSKC Trip Leader 
Paddle Australia Introduction to Sea Skills Assessment Guidelines 

Assessment guidelines for members seeking PA's Introduction to Sea Skills grading

 VSKC Introduction to Sea Skills Study Guide  A VSKC Study Guide to help prepare for the Introduction to Sea Skills assessment
Paddle Australia Sea Skills Assessment Guidelines 

Assessment guidelines for members seeking PA's Sea Skills grading

VSKC Sea Skills Study Guide A VSKC Study Guide to help prepare for the Sea Skills assessment
Paddle Australia Sea Leader Assessment Guidelines Assessment guidelines for members seeking PA's Sea Leader grading
Paddle Australia Sea Instructor Assessment Guidelines Assessment guidelines for members seeking PA's Sea Instructor grading
 Paddle Australia's Paddle Log App Apple AppStore for iPhone / GooglePlay for Android / Paddle Log Online for web
 Paddle Australia qualification search Find Paddle Australia-accredited paddlers
 VSKC Grade 3 Currency Statement Annual currency statement for Grade 3 paddlers under the old grading system
   

 Theory resources

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 VSKC Boat Set Up Guide  An illustrated guide to basic boat set up 
 VSKC Basic Sea Navigation

 Terry Barry's comprehensive guide to basic sea navigation

 Tidal Calculations, Wind, Waves: Rule of 12ths and the 50/90 rule  Calculations for tidal height and currents, Wind, Waves: Rule of 12ths and the 50/90 rule
 Bureau of Meteorology’s Marine Weather Knowledge Centre

Provides information about the services the Bureau provides for mariners. These services include forecasts, warnings and observations for the coastal waters and high seas around Australia.

 Animated knots  Fantastic resource for learning knots
 Animated paddling techniques Comprehensive kayaking animations to help beginners improve their kayaking technique
 

 Trip documents

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 Click here  View VSKC Trip Guidelines, float plans, trip waivers and the club's insurance policy
   
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