Trip Levels


Trip Ranges and Approximate/
Possible Maximum Conditions
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Trip Distance (miles) 5-7 8-13 14-22
Time on Water (hours) 3-4
4-5
5-7
Time Between Breaks (hours) up to 1.5 up to 2 up to 2.5
Avg. Paddling Speed (knots/hour) 1.5 2.5 2-3 3-4
Wind Speed (knots) < 10 < 15 < 20
Waves (feet) < 1.5 < 3 < 5
Typical Current (knots) < 1 < 2 < 3
Distance from shore (miles) < .5 < 1 < 2
Minimum Rescue Skills and
[desired] skills
wet exit
[assisted re-entry]
all Level 1 +
[self rescue] +
[rescue others]
all Level 2 +
[in rough seas] +
[towing]

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