Whitewater River Rescue 2; October 31 – November 1, 2020

Whitewater Rescue Level 2 Course

October 31 – November 1, 2020, Upper Mersey

Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on the weekend of October 31 to November 1, 2020. The course will commence at 9.00 am at the Slalom Course.

This course is suitable for people with some experience in paddling whitewater – Grade 2 and above.

Assessment for the Paddle Australia Whitewater Rescue 2 Award is possible during the weekend for an additional cost of $25.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Principles of rescue

  • Throwbagging: dry land

  • Passive whitewater swimming

  • On-water Throwbagging

  • Aggressive whitewater swimming

  • Shallow river crossing (Wading)

  • Entrapment

  • Risk management

  • Knots

  • Mechanical advantage

  • River first aid

  • Evacuations

  • Towing for gear retrieval

  • Simulated Rescues

Participants should bring:

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

  • COST: $124 for Affiliated Club Members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
    $205 non-club members (+$25 if requiring assessment) 

Camping will be at Berlin Wall for this course.

Registrations close October 21, 2020.

Click here to register online.