BCU 4-Star Whitewater Training Classes – Seattle (March 19-20) or Portland (March 21-22)

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 | No Comments

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.

During this hands on, paddler specific class you will cover amongst other things;
  • 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
Who: Seattle Adventure Sports
What: 4* Whitewater Kayak Training
March 19-20 in Seattle, Rivers TBD
March 21-22 in Portland, Rivers TBD
Cost: $275
How to register: email info@seattleadventuresports.com or call 206-795-3776
* OKCC will reimburse one club member $150 of the $275 after successful completion of the 4-star course and leading four club trips by Oct 10, 2016.

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