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).
$45 for Affiliated Club Members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
$90 non-club members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
Registrations close Wednesday 20, 2019.
Inquiries for our next course please email firstname.lastname@example.org