RIVER RUNNING Level 1A (tandem)
Prerequisite: ORCKA Basic Canoeing level, equivalent certification or comparable skills and experience or with the permission of the Course Director- Judy Kirkwood.
Fee Includes: Moving Water canoe, safety equipment, paddles, pfd, helmet
Additional: Car Camping Fees and food
(plan to arrive evening July 21st)
River Running Level 1A provides an introduction to whitewater paddling for those with little or no experience in whitewater. Emphasis is on tandem canoeing skills, understanding whitewater principles and safety.
River Running has a central focus on the development of whitewater tripping skills. River Running skills include paddling moving water, the strategy, leadership and the safe management of the flow of the group through or around the rapids and other obstacles encountered while on the river journey.
Note: The skill sets and manoeuvres are fundamentally the same as Moving Water Level 1A skills, and thus the ORCKA Canoeing Program recognizes and accepts the parallel skills courses as acceptable prerequisites for a higher skill level course in the alternate discipline.
River Running Level 1A (Tandem) or Moving Water Level 1A(tandem) is a prerequisite for Canoe Tripping Level 3 (Leader).