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Fri 14 5:00pm - Sun 16 Feb 2020 8:00pm

Posted by Natalie U on Thu, 23 Jan 2020
Leaders: Natalie U, Eoin F
Standard: Intermediate
Meeting: Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 7:00 pm


Location: Goulburn River 

Hey guys,

this training requires a theory night prerequisite ('Whitewater Safety Theory Night' held at MUMC on Thursday 13th February) and Michael has kindly agreed to organise this as joined trip. This is not a beginner trip, you should be reasonably comfortable on grade 2 rivers, being able to roll is not required. 

The aim of this course is to train attendees to be able to organise, assist leading, and guide rafts safely and competently on grade 2 rivers. Also, the skills you learn here will be useful for leading kayaking trips too, however additional training for that is required.  

This course will teach you the skills required to organise groups paddling in whitewater, to guide rafts down grade 2 rivers, and basic safety and rescue techniques to ensure everyone on a trip stays safe.

After completing this course, you will have to organise/lead and guide on several trips in order to be checked off, and be able to start running and guiding your own trips, and to attend further training courses.

To attend this course you will need to have some previous paddling experience, ideally at least 3 trips, including one in whitewater, and one rafting trip. The number of participants is limited depending on how many leaders we have to instruct. Preference will be given to participants who have been on more club trips and/or have more experience.

This course is the first step in the whitewater leader progression system. After being checked off, you will be eligible to attend further training, and go on more technically challenging trips.

Prepayment is partially required as we will be staying at a caravan park (yay for warm showers at the end of Saturday), and the remaining cost will be sorted at the end of the trip as per normal. It'll probably be about 30-35 for accommodation, and 35-70 for the trip depending on car pool etc. 

If you have any queries then please get in touch.

Cheers,

Natalie & Michael


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