White water skills course kayaking

White Water Skills Course: 23-26 Sep 2017

Grade 2 Kayaking Skills

Learn the essential white water skills to take you safely & confidently on your kayaking adventures: reading the river, paddling strokes, self-rescue plus much more. Choose the duration to suit your needs: 1, 2, 3 or 4 days tuition.

Location: Barrington River, The Steps of Girrba Campground
Dates: Sat 23 Sep – Tue 26 Sep 2017 (up to 4 days, depending on your needs)
Time: 8.30am for a 9.00am start – concluding at 4.00pm each day
Tuition cost: $185 per day includes instruction and transfers
Accommodation: The Steps Campground, $19 pp per night
See more campground details at www.thestepsbarrington.com.au

Course overview:
Arrive at our Centre by 8.30am of the first day of training, then see details below.

What to bring:
– Bring your own kayak, paddle, PFD, helmet, spray deck, personal paddling clothing and throwbag.
– Bring your own camping gear if staying at The Steps plus your food for the duration of the course.
You can also purchase gear at a discounted rate from Random Adventure Gear or you can hire gear.

Cancellation policy:
14+ days before – Full refund;
7 – 14 days before – 50% of total cost;
Within 7 days – No refund

Enrolment Procedure:
Confirm your participation by returning your registration form.

Bookings essential, call now 02 6558 2093 or email adventure@boac.com.au

Course details:

Grade 2 White Water Kayaking Skills:

  • Grade 2 river features
  • Efficient & effective forward paddling
  • Efficient & effective turning strokes
  • Stability & capsize prevention
  • Breaking in & out of eddies
  • Ferry gliding
  • Kayak rolling
  • Paddling safe & efficient lines

Grade 2 River Safety Skills:

  • Correct use of paddling & safety gear
  • Identifying & dealing with river hazards
  • Self-rescue with kayak & gear
  • White water safety position
  • Assertive swimming
  • Assisted river rescue
  • Throw bag as a swimmer in Grade 2 water
  • Prevention, symptoms & treatment of hypothermia