Whitewater Training

INTRODUCTION TO WHITEWATER SOLO CANOE 2017

Intended for individuals with little to no moving water / whitewater solo canoe experience. This course aims to introduce paddlers to the basic solo skills required to navigate through whitewater rapids. Emphasis will be place on solo canoe skills using the 2x4 method as well as understanding whitewater principles and river safety. Successful participants will receive Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Solo certification.

 

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Paddle Canada Introduction Moving Water Tandem Canoe Certification permission of the Instructor/Training Coordinator or WW Coordinator
  • Comfortable swimming in moving water
  • Only open to RACCC Club members (See club website for registration information)

 

DATES:

2 course sessions are offered in 2017. Each course consists of a half-day flatwater session (in town, the date to be determined) and a full weekend at Palmers Rapids. A planning evening will also be arranged prior to the weekend course.

  • FW (May/June tbd), WW Weekend (June 9,10,11 (6pm Fri- 5pm Sun)) Barcode: to be posted soon
  • FW (June tbd), WW Weekend (July 7,8,9 (6pm Fri - 5pm Sun)) Barcode: to be posted soon

 

LOCATION(S):

RA Centre (Map), Rideau River at Brewer Park (Map), Palmers Rapids (Map – Jessup’s Camp)

 

COURSE FEE:

$150

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Participants should budget an extra $50-100 for shared transportation and camping costs (food/fees).

 

EQUIPMENT:

Canoe rental is included with course fee. Private boats may be used, but they must be fully outfitted with thigh straps and floatation and must be pre-approved by course instructor.

The club has paddles, white water helmets and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) available for student use. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal gear. You must talk to you instructor prior to the course to ensure your equipment appropriate for whitewater training. If you plan on buying gear prior to the course, please check with your instructor.

Participants require their own tent and sleeping bag for camping at Palmer’s rapids.

 

REGISTRATION:

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For course information/questions please contact the training coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For registration questions please contact the RA center at 613.733.5100