Learn to paddle and maintain your seakayak for safe paddling. Suomen Melonta ja Soutuliitto r.y. in Finland (the national canoeing association) has a training pipe that we follow for your convenience of being able to receive a card as proof of skills. The card can be shown when skills are a prerequisite for training, tours or renting. The course package may also give to hints and starting points on paddling skills that you may have difficulties in spotting or fully comprehend on your own. 

The kayak paddling skills are common for other national training agendas. Examples being Brittish Canoe (BC), Nordisk Instruktörslicens (NIL), Euro Paddle Pass (EPP), American Canoe Association (ACA).