Whitewater River Rescue 1 – February 24, 2019

This is a one day course, suitable for kayakers and packrafters that will introduce paddlers to the following:

  • Equipment for basic whitewater safety and rescue
  • Managing basic whitewater rescues
  • Throwbagging: dry land
  • Defensive whitewater swimming in a current
  • Aggressive whitewater swimming in a current
  • On-water throwbagging in a current
  • Self rescue in a current
  • X Rescues in moving water
  • Towing a swimmer in a current
  • Deck carry across a current
  • Gear retrieval from a current

When: February 24, 2019

Where: Broken Bridge, Derwent River.

Participants should bring:

Kayak/canoe and all paddling gear – including several changes of paddling clothing, 
 wet/dry suit is recommended – it may be cold!
Rescue gear that you normally take on paddling trips (don’t worry if you don’t have any)
First Aid kit – waterproofed
Paper and pen

For those wanting to achieve the PAQS Whitewater Rescue 1 Award. The following assessment must be completed:
Practical assessment during scenarios presented as part of the course
Knowledge assessed through verbal answers during the course.

Note: Packrafters  90% of the course content is applicable (assessment not available).

Course costs:

$45 for Affiliated Club Members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
$90 non-club members (+$25 if requiring assessment) 

To register click here.

Registrations close Wednesday 20, 2019.

Inquiries for our next course please email paddle.tas@paddle.org.au