Kayak Skills Training Course

Rescue team in action

September 19 – 20, 2020

Where: 
Day 1: Upper Mersey day 1 
Day 2: Lea or North Esk or Mersey (depending on flows)

Starting Time: Saturday 19th September – Meet at 9.00 am for a 9:30 am official start.

Note: There are restrictions for people coming to Tasmania, all travelers must complete a G2G before entering and will be required to isolate for 14 days.

 

Course Conclusion: The course will conclude on the Sunday afternoon at about 3:30pm. It is not recommended that interstate paddlers book return flights on the Sunday prior to 6:30pm however participants may leave the course early if they need to.

Instructors: 
Dan Hall and Mark Oates (and possibly one other depending on numbers)
What does it involve and who is it aimed at:
This course is aimed at people who can handle themselves on the Mersey whitewater course but would like to upgrade and finesse their skills.  The course will start with getting back to fundamental basics with flatwater technique to identify common mistakes, correct any flaws and improve paddling efficiency.  This will be followed by a river trip, using all the river features to demonstrate and practice correct white water techniques and group safety.  The afternoon will be spent on the slalom course where we will focus on repeating various gate sequences and use video analysis to improve technique.
The following day we hope to get on either the Lea River or the North Esk and focus on river reading skills, group safety, using the whitewater to your advantage and advanced techniques such as boofing.
What to bring:
-Plenty of warm underlayers
-Drysuit/drytop/wetsuit
-Appropriate river shoes
-Helmet/lifejacket/kayak/paddle/spraydeck
-Whistle/knife/throwbag/pin kit
-Airbags
-Thermos
-Food for the duration of the course
-Camping gear if planning to camp overnight
Contact details:
Any questions please contact Dan Hall on 0434861887 or email danchall@hotmail.com
Course cost:$256 members
                    $320 for non-members (to become a member and receive 20% off all courses  and other member benefits