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Course Foundation and Fundamentals - Whitewater Skills / Rescue 1 - Kayak
Course Dates 02/11/2024 - 03/11/2024
Closing Date 18/10/2024
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Foundation & Fundamentals / Rescue 1:

White water skills - This course is suitable for those new to paddling and who want to develop their whitewater paddling skills on Grade 1 - 2 water. It will look at different paddle strokes, river running, suitable craft, tows and rope work.

Rescue 1 - Utilising the skills and knowledge from the previous day you will paddle on moving water (kayaks, packrafts, sit-on-tops) and build on those as well as gain knowledge on the basics of rescuing self and others.  Being able to fall out of your boat is the only prerequisite! We'll use the easier rapids above and below the main rapid so it's not too intimidating. This is also good prep before attending a Level 2 Rescue course.

You will receive small group instruction from some of Tasmania’s best whitewater paddlers and qualified Paddle Australia instructors. 

If you would like to receive the Rescue 1 qualification please advise your instructor. You will be required to complete a quiz BEFORE the practical component of the course. There are minimum logbook requirements which can be found in the Rescue 1 guidelines. These must be submitted within 3 months of the practical component of the course.

Participants are required to supply their own paddling equipment and personal gear. Be prepared to get wet and do a lot of swift water swimming (dresss warmly).

Accommodation can be found in Hobart and surrounds.

Please bring water and food for the duration of the course.

The course will commence at 9 am and finish at 4pm daily. 

For further enquiries contact

National Training provider Paddle Tasmania
Phone 0475142910
Course Location Derwent River,TAS
Course Cost $ 450.00
Paddle TAS members $350
Non-members $450
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Please ensure you have been in contact with Paddle Tasmania prior to registering for this Course to ensure you have the appropriate skills and information to take part.
There will be a $20.00 fee to register your qualification with Paddle Australia for 3 years. You will only be invoiced for your PA registration once all requirements for the qualification have been completed and submitted to Paddle Australia.