Rafting



Fri 16 Feb 2018

Posted by Robert S on Tue, 6 Feb 2018
Leaders: Robert S
Trip standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: No meeting


ROC have a qualified whitewater instructor, Shaun Clements, coming in to teach them about whitewater safety. If you are interested in becoming a whitewater leader, either in rafts or kayaks; or are a participant that wants to improve their personal skills then feel free to show up.


He will be presenting stuff from 6:30, with a break for tea at about 8pm. They will keep going for a while after tea. If you have any dietary requirements then let Michael know.


The cost for MUMC members will be $15.

Some of the things that they will be covering are:

- Swiftwater hydrology basics

- Hazard identification

- Risk assessment and group decision-making

- Low to high risk rescue options

- Personal and rescue equipment

- Whitewater swimming techniques and self-rescue

- Shallow-water crossings

- River knots

- Throwbag practice

- Mechanical advantage systems

We also might get to cover:

- Contact rescues

- Strainer simulations

- River access techniques

- Kayak self-rescue and partner rescue

 


Come along, bring a friend. 


 


To sign-up or if you have any queries then feel free to contact Michael via or on 0447175927.


Location:

RMIT City Campus Building 80 Level 3 Room 3


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