Paddle Education Weekend November 24-25, 2018 at the Forth

Paddle Education Weekend (November 24-25 at Forth)

Paddle Tasmania will conduct the following courses at the Paddle Education Weekend at Forth, subject to water availability.

Registrations Close: Monday November 5:

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

Saturday November 24, 9.30am – 11.30am Turners Beach boat ramp

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 24, 9:30am – 4pm Forth Canoe Course

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 AC instructors.

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

Sunday, November 25, 9:30am – 4pm Forth Canoe Course

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 AC instructors.

Flatwater Guide/Lifeguard/Instructor Course Cost: $265 (plus $155 PA registration fee if seeking assessment for Guide/Instructor if successful)

Saturday – Sunday, November 24-25 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, November 24-25, 9am – 4 pm Forth Canoe Course

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 Australian Canoeing 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 AC registration fee for successful participants) November 24-25, Starting 9am Saturday (1.5 days, finishing lunchtime Sunday). Forth Canoe Course

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 24-25, Forth Canoe Course Times by arrangement

Two hour, whitewater skills sessions for students run by trainee whitewater instructors working under the supervision of AC 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.

Camping at Forth Canoe Course Cost: $10/night

Registration click here