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Basic Skills Course
May 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AWST
The Basic Skills course is designed for anybody wanting to learn the essential paddling strokes and safety skills to go paddling in WA. Individuals of any age and paddling ability will benefit from this course, and all participants will receive a certificate following completion of the course.
Courses have limited places so get in quick to secure your spot!
Saturday 17th April 2021 | Canning River Canoe Club, Wilson | 9.00am – 12.30pm | Register Here
Saturday 15th May 2021 | Ascot Kayak Club, Belmont | 9.00am – 12.30pm | Register Here
Cost: $120 (adults) or $80 (under 18)
A variety of paddling skills, safety and rescue techniques will be taught in the program, including
- Preparation of paddle craft and equipment
- Launching and landing your craft
- Correct paddling posture
- Paddling strokes and the correct technique
- ‘Rafting up’
- Assisting with deep water rescues
The full assessment guideline document can be read here.
All equipment will be provided (kayak, paddle, life jacket), but please feel free to use your own craft if you wish.
All participants of the course will be covered under the Paddle Australia Insurance for the duration of the basic skills course only.