Due to demand there are 2 one day FS&RT courses running over the weekend of 10 -11 August 2019. There are spaces available on both courses.

 This course isn’t just for open boaters. Its for all paddlers including those who sea kayak, river kayak, and SUP (stand up paddleboard). It is a required course if you intend to progress to be a Paddlesport Instructor, but it is not just for those who are considering coaching qualifications. It is the basic safety course that all other safety courses are built on.  It will make you a safer paddler!

Some More Information…………………..

The British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training course is the first safety course that most paddlers encounter as it teaches the safety skills that the other courses then build on and develop. You will be shown simple and effective techniques which will allow you to deal with the common problems that you can be confronted with on flat water whether you paddle a kayak, a canoe or a sea kayak. By the end of the course you will be a safer paddler as you will have the skill to be able to rescue others in a wide variety of situations and you will be able to empty a variety of boats in a safe and easy way.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Safety and rescue protocols.
  • Equipment – what to carry.
  • Simple reaching rescues.
  • Simple throwing rescues.
  • Swimmer tows and rescues.
  • Tows and towlines.
  • Safe boat emptying for kayaks, canoes and sea kayaks.
  • Returning swimmers to boats.
  • Dealing with unconscious kayakers.
  • What happens if we all go in.

This is a ‘get wet’ course however on most courses, this will be saved until the afternoon so don’t worry about being in and out of the water all day. The coach will probably spend more time in the water than you and will demonstrate all the rescues both as rescuer and also as the pretend casualty.

In preparation for the course you can have a look at

Course cost is £40 for club members and £50 for non-club members.

Any questions, call Sandy on 07962 226280 or see him at the pool or outdoor sessions.

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