We have a great opportunity this month for one active OKCC member:
BCU 4-Star Whitewater Training Classes - in Seattle or Portland
Recommended by Paul Kuthe/Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe and OKCC
OKCC 55% reimbursement available* See below
Want to be a certified leader running rivers? Or just want to be a better teammate when it comes to running rivers with your friends? Come take the first step in the BCU leadership scheme-a 4* Whitewater Kayak Training. International Kayak Coach Rob Yates will be joining us as lead coach from South Africa. We’ll help develop your personal paddling skills into leadership skills, and by the end of two days you’ll have a good action plan of which areas to focus on prior to assessment.
Rob is a top notch coach, having paddled and coached all over the world. He is a BCU 5* whitewater leader, a Level 4 coach, as well as a 4* whitewater trainer & assessor. Currently based in South Africa, the Zambezi is his local run, only a short drive away.
- Trip Planning and Risk Assessment
- Efficient & Effective River Running Skills
- Tactical & Applied River Leadership
- Environmental Conditions
- Effective Communications Techniques
- Incident Management and First Aid in a Whitewater Environment
- Skills of an Effective Group Leader
- Group Member Skills in Rescue and incidents
- All done with an Observational focus