Canoe Tasmania will be conducting an Introductory Packrafting Course based at the Arm River Outdoor Education Centre and Mersey River Whitewater Course over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th October. Practical and theory sessions will be conducted including an evening theory session on Saturday. The course will conclude late Sunday afternoon (approximately 4pm).
The course will be run by Australian Canoeing Whitewater Instructors Alex McWhirter and Mark Oates for up to 8 participants. If required an additional 4 spaces may be available with the addition of another instructor. The course is suited to complete novices, beginner paddlers who intend to paddle grade 2 whitewater plus existing packrafters who are aspiring to paddle grade 3 safely & competently. The focus for the course is on developing safety and technical knowledge specific to packrafts being used on grade 2 whitewater. There will be a combination of both theoretical and on-water practical components and all participants should be prepared for sessions involving capsizes and swimming in moving water (wetsuits or drysuits will be necessary).
Date: October 3rd & 4th 2015,
Venue: Mersey River Whitewater Forest Reserve & Arm River Outdoor Education Centre
Fee: $240 for course instruction + accommodation at $15.40 per night*
*(An evening session is involved Saturday night at Arm River OEC but accommodation is also available for Friday night)
Registration closing date: August 31st, with all payments to be made by this date
For further details and to download a Registration form: Intro Packrafting Course Registration Form v3