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Lakeland Canoe Club

Open boat rescue skills training

Event details

1. Event co-ordinator Rob Gregory

2. Trip Leader leader Rob Gregory

3. Trip type: Lake /river 

4. Level of ability : Open Leader or assistant

5. Date: Sat 1 Oct

6. Venue : Devils Bridge - Kirby Longsdale 

7. Meet location / time :  9.30


  The aim of this practical  work shop  is to discuss  with open boat leaders , and potential assistants the various practical rescue skill techniques that leaders may have in their tool box .

The session will follow the following format :

1. Setting up the boat for  lake and river trips with rescue in mind.

2. Rescuing others from the lake or river .

3. Self rescue both lake and river .

4. rescue scenario's we may encounter ; towing a boat on a river , pinned open boat . 

The nature of the event means that if will be wet ! so a dry suit would be required .

The session will be limited to 6 paddlers and each participant should bring emergency kit they normally use and a helmet

The session will follow a workshop style with participants happy to be involved in scenario based training and discussion. 



Recommended Comments

HI John, I am that height and definitely medium build, at least an XL in shirt/t-shirt size. If you think it fits I would like to give borrow it if I may. I would bring some thermals to wear underneath. 

Thanks, Gareth

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