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Grade 2 Whitewater Skills Certificate for Adventure Racing - 2 Days Private Tuition

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Personalised intake & assessment days for white water adventure racing - Kathmandu Coast to Coast adventure race in NZ, Red Bull and Avon Descent to name a few.

2 day course to prepare you for whitewater adventure racing. It is expected that you will already have at least the equivalent skill level of Paddle Australia Basic Skills.

Location: Goulburn River, Bluegums

Location is subject to change due to river conditions - we will confirm the location at the time of booking and update where necessary.

Booking: To book please contact us via email to organise dates. We suggest allowing some practise time in between your first intake day and assessment date.
Following confirmation of a dates payment is requested to secure your place.

Grade 2 Whitewater Kayaking Skills

  1. Identifies and responds appropriately to Grade 2 river features. Eddylines, wave trains, holes, buffer waves, bluffs, side currents and boils.
  2. Identifies and demonstrates paddling safe and efficient lines.
  3. Demonstrates efficient and effective forward paddling.
  4. Demonstrates efficient and effective forward and reverse sweep strokes. Remains balanced.
  5. Demonstrates effective low brace. Can right self from tipping point. Can use appropriately while paddling in rapid.
  6. Demonstrates breaking in and out of eddies. Can hold desired line. Remains balanced.
  7. Demonstrates ferry gliding. Can hold desired line. Remains balanced.

Grade 2 River Safety Skills

  1. Understands correct use of personal kayaking and safety equipment. Can identify appropriate and inappropriate equipment. Including kayak, PFD, helmet, thermals, paddle, spraydeck.
  2. Recognises and understands hazards associated with kayaking, including broaching, strainers and foot entrapment. The appropriate actions required to avoid or deal with these hazards are described and/or demonstrated.
  3. Demonstrates self rescue with kayak and gear. Candidate capsizes, stays calm, gathers equipment and efficiently moves to bank. Empties boat and paddling again within efficient timeframe.
  4. Demonstrates safe rapid float position (on back, feet first, feet up etc).
  5. Demonstrates assertive white water swimming across wave train and eddyline.
  6. Demonstrates being rescued with aid of another craft (kayaker and/or jetboat).
  7. Receives a throw bag as a swimmer in Grade 2. Correct holding of rope and body.
  8. Can describe and identify, prevention, symptoms and treatment of hypothermia.
  9. Recognises basic river signals and describes appropriate response.

For Call us to discuss your requirements 03 9597 0549 or info@eastcoastkayaking.com 

Product Videos

Coast to Coast Certification White water Grade 2 Training and Assessment (01:07)
Coast to Coast Certification White water Grade 2 Training and Assessment http://eastcoastkayaking.com.au/coasttocoast Qualify for your Kathmandu Coast to Coast Adventure Race Grade 2 Kayaking Certificate The Kathmandu Coast to Coast is a multi-sport race crossing New Zealand’s South Island, held in February annually. Competitors run, bike and kayak through stunning scenery over 2 days. New competitors need to be certified as competent at a range of skills in Grade 2 white water. We offer a range of training and assessment courses to assist in your preparation for this event. The fastest kayak for you is the one that stays upright! Choose the best boat for your skill level, learn the skills to read the water, choose the best line paddle effectively otherwise you may have a visit from the jet boat rescue team (see video above). http://eastcoastkayaking.com.au/coasttocoast
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