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Whitewater Kayaking, Rafting, Training

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Feb 2023

Posted by Anita T on Tue, 24 Jan 2023
Leaders: Aaditya C
Standard: Intermediate
Meeting: Tue, 14 Feb 2023, 7:00 pm

**Trip is weather and leader availability dependent**

*Number of participants is limited based on instructor availability*

More information will be sent out closer to the date, but below is a quick summary of what it will involve:

This is the first of our internal whitewater training courses. The intent of this course is to train attendees to be able to organise, assist lead, and guide rafts safely and competently on grade II rivers. It will most likely be held at Goulburn River near lake Eildon.

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.

To attend this course you will need to have some previous paddling experience, ideally at least 3 trips, including one in whitewater. 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 have more experience.

You will also need to have attended the whitewater safety theory session on Feb 1 (separate signup) and one of the throwbagging sessions (either 9/2 or 12/2 - see separate signup), or have equivalent knowledge.

This course is the first step in the whitewater leader progression system, enabling you to assist lead class II trips (feel free to contact the paddling officer or one of the paddling deputies if you want to discuss the progression system and the requirements for getting fully checked off as a leader). You will also be eligible to attend further training, and go on more technically challenging trips. 

Prepayment will be partially required as we will probably 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.

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