Paddle Education Weekend, November 30 – December 1, 2019

Paddle Education Weekend (November 30-December 1 on the Derwent)

Due to water not being available for release on the Forth this course will be held on the Derwent for the Whitewater Course and at Kingston Beach for the Flatwater Course.

Paddle Tasmania will conduct the following courses at the Paddle Education Weekend.

Registrations Close: Monday November 18:

Basic Skills and Safety Cost: $25 ($20 for affiliated Paddle Tas club members) Kingston Beach

Saturday November 30, 9.30am – 11.30am Kingston Beach

Essential skills for safe paddling, suitable for beginner to intermediate paddlers, any type of kayak, to be held on the Forth estuary. Participants must have their own kayak and PFD (life jacket).

Whitewater Skills – Saturday Cost: $95 ($80 for affiliated canoe club members)

Saturday November 30, 9:30am – 4pm Derwent River at Broken Bridge

Whitewater Skills – one day course developing whitewater paddling skills on Grade 2-3 water.

Small group instruction from some of Tasmania’s best whitewater paddlers and qualified Paddle Australia instructors.

Whitewater Skills – Sunday Cost: $95 ($80 for affiliated canoe club members)

Sunday, December 1, 9:30am – 4pm Derwent River at Broken Bridge

Whitewater Skills – one day course developing whitewater paddling skills on Grade 2-3 water.

Small group instruction from some of Tasmania’s best whitewater paddlers and qualified Paddle Australia instructors.

Flatwater Guide/Lifeguard/Instructor Course Cost: $265 (plus $170 PA registration fee if seeking assessment for Guide/Instructor if successful)

Saturday – Sunday, Nov 30 – Dec 1 9am – 4 pm Paddle Australia accredited course for teaching skills and leading trips on flat water. Assessment options for: Flatwater Lifeguard, FW Guide or Instructor available.

Whitewater Guide/Instructor Training Course Cost: $265

Saturday – Sunday, Nov 30 – Dec 1, 9am – 4 pm Derwent River at Broken Bridge

Paddle Australia training course for teaching skills and leading trips on moving water up to, and including, Grade 2 for experienced paddlers. This training course is a strongly recommended pre-requisite for anyone wanting to go for the Paddle Australia Whitewater Instructor Assessment at a future date (1.5 days assessment, separate). This is not an introduction to Whitewater Skills course (see above 1 day courses for Skills development), but for experienced paddlers looking at demonstrating correct stroke technique in an instructing situation on moving water, breaking down and teaching stroke technique, whitewater rescue techniques and the requirements for Whitewater Guide/Instructor Assessment.

Whitewater Guide/Instructor Assessment Cost: $110 (plus $170 PAQS registration fee for successful participants) Nov 30 – Dec 1, Starting 9am Saturday (1.5 days, finishing lunchtime Sunday). Derwent River at Broken Bridge

Assessment for the Paddle Australia  Award of either Guide or Instructor for guiding/teaching skills and leading trips on moving water up to, and including, Grade 2.

Students Whitewater Skills Course (TBC) Cost: $25

Saturday – Sunday, November 30 – December 1, Derwent River at Broken Bridge Times by arrangement

Two hour, whitewater skills sessions for students run by trainee whitewater instructors working under the supervision of PA qualified whitewater instructors and assessors. Note this only runs if there are enough participants going for an assessed qualification for WWG or WWI – contact Development Officer to confirm details.

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