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White Water Safety and White Water Rescue - Boat to Boat Rescues

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WWSR – Recovery of Equipment

Unfortunately I (Brian) cannot make to to this event - but Mark has very kindly stepped up and has it covered - thanks Mark

1. Level of ability: All welcome

2. Venue: https://goo.gl/maps/xuozr8G7SXGPnXwx5 meet in lay-by over river Leven.

3. Time: meet at 09:30. Session 10:00-14:00.

4. Lift share: No lift share - static venue.

5. Please wear adequate clothing and dry suits or dry separates.

6. Please wear appropriate footwear – in addition to boats we will be working along the banks - Helmets and BAs must be worn at all times.

7. Please bring appropriate food and warm drinks.

8. There will be a theory session - you might want to consider an extra waterproof to trap heat.

Skills to include (in brief):

Recovery of Equipment

Chase Boating

Recovering Boats

Although these days are, I hope, very useful and the exchange of ideas very productive they are no substitute for attending a course provided by a qualified Coach who has years of experience in providing safety courses and through their position is constantly kept up to to date with current best practice.

I am hoping that days like these will encourage people to engage with further education from professional Coaches. The breadth of experience and expertise demonstrated by participants who have attended previous courses could very easily convert to British Canoeing approved qualifications.

 

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