River rescue techniques, Kayak and Canoe.

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

In Progress / Completed
Leader: Tadhg Barrett

Event Information


NOTE: I'm moving this up one week so it doesn't conflict with the kayak pool session.

We will meet in the Mendota lounge (at the Memorial Union) for the start of the class and see what is available. 

River rescue techniques are very important skill, that you need to keep practicing so when something happens on the river you do not have to waste time thinking about how to do it. This class will show you the basic techniques to be aware of and where/when to use them. The first part of the class will focus on the techniques and princples of avoiding ending up in certain situations (preventative techniques).

The second part will be more practical and hands-on, with practice of the how to use ropes and other safety equipment to carry out a rescue.  This will mean finding an open space or along the lake shore path for more challenging throwing practice.

The club has most of the equipment, but if you have your own throwbags, karabiners and slings/prussiz loops, please feel free to bring them along. It is better to practice with your own equipment to build up that familiarity with it. If everyone brings their own equipment, we all get a chance to practice with a range of equipment. This mean we can see how different equipment works and the pros and cons of different types of equipment. 

Event Type
Lesson / Training


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