Whitewater River Rescue 2 Course May 2018

Canoe Education Weekends / Whitewater River Rescue / Feb 23, 2018

Canoe Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on May 12-13, 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

  • 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: $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 Friday April 27, 2018

To register click here