ACA L3 Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment

Assess your skills and knowledge and build confidence

Adventure Type

Kayak

Experience Necessary

Intro Class Required

Age Minimum

16

Destination / Location

Sausalito

Trip Dates

Oct. 28th

Highlights

  • Assess your paddling skills
  • Learn from expert coaches
  • Prerequisite to take L3 ICW

Class Description

This course is intended for sea kayakers who have experience paddling on San Francisco Bay or similar large bodies of water and wish to have their skills and knowledge assessed according to a nationally recognized standard.

The L3: Coastal Kayak Skills Assessment is a prerequisite for the L3: CK Instructor Development Workshop.
During the one day course, you will be assessed according to the ACA’s L3: Coastal Kayak Assessment Criteria.
The L3: Coastal Kayak Assessment cannot be completed unless 2 of the following conditions necessary for assessment are present:

• 10-15 knot winds
• 1-2 foot seas
• 1-2 foot breaking waves
• current must not exceed 2 knots.

This course is intended to assess your skills and knowledge and thus build your confidence so that you can explore the open coast with other paddlers.

Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Follow Bay Model signs, and park in Bay Model lot.

COMING FROM THE NORTH ON HWY 101:

  1. Take Sausalito/Marin City exit. Sea Trek is roughly 1.7 miles.
  2. Go left under the freeway and right onto Bridgeway.
  3. Count seven signal lights (including the signal where you turn right onto Bridgeway).
  4. Turn left on Marinship Way. This is the first possible left after Harbor Drive and is opposite a 7-11 market and bus stop shelter.
  5. Go down the hill and continue straight. Follow Bay Model signs. Turn right between Bay Model warehouses. Drive towards the water and the Bay Model/Sea Trek parking lot is on the left. Parking is free.

COMING FROM THE SOUTH (Golden Gate Bridge) ON HWY 101:

  1. Take the Rodeo Drive exit off 101 (comes after Spencer Drive exit). From exit to Sea Trek is approx. 1.2 miles.
  2. At the first stop sign bear left onto Nevada Street.
  3. Nevada Street ends at Bridgeway. Turn right on Bridgeway and at the second signal light (just after Spring Street signal light) take a left at Marinship Way (opposite a 7-11 market and bus stop shelter).
  4. Go down the hill and continue straight. Follow Bay Model signs. Turn right between Bay Model warehouses. Drive towards the water and the Bay Model/Sea Trek parking lot is on the left. Parking is free.





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