Dates: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 September 2021
Venue: Mersey White Water Regional Reserve
Accommodation: Camping (own tents) @ Berlin Wall campsite
Fee: $365 non-members; $292 members
Course Numbers: Spaces are limited due to low instructor-student ratios
Registration closing date: August 23, with all payments to be made by this date
Paddle Tasmania Development Officer: Sandra Kent Paddle.Tas@paddle.org.au 0497 656 710 (for any enquiries about registration and payments)
Course Program: Paddle Tasmania will be conducting an Intermediate Whitewater Packrafting Course at the Mersey White Water Regional Reserve in north-west Tasmania in early November. This course involves camping (BYO tent and camping gear) adjacent to the Mersey River. To learn more about the section of the Mersey the group will utilise, see: https://tas.paddle.org.au/info_uppermersey
The course will be run by Paddle Australia Advanced Whitewater Instructors Dan Hall and Mark Oates but may also include additional instructors. It is ideally suited to those who currently paddle grade 2 rivers as well as those who are aspiring to learn to paddle grade 3 safely & competently. If you are unsure as to whether this is the right level of course for you please refer to the information click here.
The focus of this course is on developing safety and technical knowledge specific to packrafts being used on grade 2+ whitewater. There will number of in-water practical components and all participants should be prepared for sessions involving capsizes and rescues plus swimming and wading in moving water (wetsuits are highly recommended or drysuits if available).
For more information and to register click here