Moving Water Courses

RCABC MOVING WATER LEVEL 1 - TANDEM / PADDLE CANADA INTERMEDIATE MOVING WATER COURSE

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

The RCABC Moving Water Level 1 course is the foundation course for anyone wishing to become a river canoeist. It is also recommended for those that have limited experience but need formal training to improve their skills communication and safety knowledge. River canoeing opens doors to people seeking a diversity of interests including: Wilderness tripping, Whitewater playboating, Viewing wildlife, plant and bird life and geology, Fishing, Exercise and fitness

Team and communication building

PREREQUISITES – RCABC Lakewater Level 1 or equivalent

DURATION – 16 hours

CONTENT - Outline of RCABC Moving Water Level 1 Course

Rivers features such as eddy lines, waves, boulders, wood debris and complex currents must be recognized and managed in order to navigate most BC rivers safely. This course introduces you to the complex nature of rivers, teaches how to manage and prepare for the challenges, and what to do when things don't go as planned. Skills and theory include:

Entering and exiting eddies

Ferrying and back ferrying to cross the river

River reading and group travel

River Hazards

Rescues and swimming in a rapid

Safety Equipment, flotation and outfitting a canoe

Advanced strokes, braces and manoeuvres from RCABC Level 3 Lakewater course.

Environment and access concerns

PC Moving Water Canoe Skills Intermediate Tandem

Aim

This course introduces the canoeist to more complex tandem whitewater river manoeuvres.

The successful candidate is considered an accomplished tandem whitewater river canoeist, capable of performing shore and water-based river rescues. The candidate is able to perform eddy turns and ferries with proficiency and has been introduced to more complex tandem whitewater river manoeuvres in Class II rapids.

Prerequisites

Moving Water Introduction to Tandem or permission of instructor based on proof of prior learning of equivalent skill and knowledge.

Typical Course Length

2 or more days