Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on November 3-4, 2018. 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 Australian Canoeing Whitewater Rescue 2 Award is possible during the weekend for an additional cost of $25.
Please note this is a co-requirement for anyone planning to do an Australian Canoeing Whitewater Guide or Instructors Course in 2018/2019.
This course will cover the following topics:
Principles of rescue
Throwbagging: dry land
Passive whitewater swimming
Aggressive whitewater swimming
Shallow river crossing (Wading)
River first aid
Towing for gear retrieval
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: $75 for Affiliated Club Members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
$150 non-club members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
Arm River Camp fees:
$15.50 (bunkhouse) per person or $5.50 (camping), for Sat night, self-catering
Registrations close Monday October 22, 2018