Flatwater Training

FLATWATER FUN CANOE RESCUE SKILLS DAY August 22, 2020 (Postponed indefinitely per COVID-19)


RACCC members,
16 years of age or older. (NOTE: Minors must have a parent on site during the course)
All Participants should be comfortable swimming while wearing a PFD

practicing parallel canoe rescuesDescription:
This will be a fun day on the water reviewing, refining, learning, trying canoeing assistance/rescue skills.
This is a non-certification training event to show some 'new to RACCC' rescue skills (from British Canoeing and the American Canoe Association and a few other sources).
Be prepared to swim and have a lot of fun besides learning and trying some new skills!
(shown in the picture:  parallel canoe rescue in progress)

Activities include: 

  • Rescue safety principles,
  • Rafting up: for tired paddlers, tows, canoe rescues, supporting injured paddlers, challenging crossings....
  • Throw ropes,
  • Swimming with a pfd,
  • Canoe rescues: tandem and solo (canoe over canoe, curl, scoop the swimmers)
  • Using a loop to help swimmers, how to use a flip line and quick release tow line,
  • Emptying a swamped canoe: on shore, in deep water (Capistrano and Shakeout)
  • What to do if you have 2 canoes swamped,
  • What to do if you have gear in the canoes,
  • Towing a swamped canoe (swimming, and, with a canoe)
  • Tired paddler’ tows from the British Canoeing (cool stuff)

Date and Time:
Saturday August 22, 2019  9:30 - 4:30 PM
     9:15 meet at the RACCC Boat House to organize car pooling, equipment and canoes
    10:00 at our put in, paddle and practice until 3:45 PM (includes lunch and bio breaks) 
     4:30 PM - we will have returned to the Boat House to return equipment

- The RACCC has canoes, paddles and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)
- Private boats may be used: to be pre-approved by course instructor.
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own PFD and Paddle.

(Dot to add an attachment re: what to bring for this training)

REGISTRATION:   (Registration opens in April)
Course Fee: $40    (Includes Canoe Rental)
Course code: #  (to be posted soon)
Maximum # of participants: 12  (Minimum: 6)
For information on how to register, click here and use Course Code: (to be posted soon)
NOTE: Additional Costs: Please bring additional cash to cover other costs such as parking and sharing transportation.

Re: Registration: contact the RA center at 613-733-5100
Re: Course Content: dot22b(at)gmail.com OR training(at)raccc.ca

Related Videos: 

- Classic' Canoe Over Canoe and 'the Curl' new to many paddlers:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GgdT5uUUes
- Solo Canoe over Canoe:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLL58rky0nw&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=23
- Tandem Curl:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yIib2K0qGI&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=27
- Scoop: swimmer out of water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBf8MMJP3H4&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=28 
 - Self REscue:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsplWWsAHXw
- Shakeout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERnexMUn2sY
- Capistrano Flip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guDmxl4kVsU 
- IF TIME:  ADVANCED!  SOLO using equipment to aid Capistrano Flip and re-entry: (from Germany) (fun!)

- Tows/Nudges - - British Canoe Union:
short painter tow:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6VHeTXr5xc
and:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A6bJTf-690&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=18
long painter tow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgzr4_wV9KI&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=16
highwayman's hitch - quick release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNdPzl7HFNE
1paddler towing 2 canoes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrbZ8aJfGzs 
Nudge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehaYnnOp6Qg&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=8
another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF6wGUgOs3A&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=11
niudge - 2 paddlers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnrOlsFI9xg&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=14
Hold On Tow:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF6wGUgOs3A&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=11
tow - leg hook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIZ8tdd32Lg&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=22

Swimmers -
coaching a swimmer to shore:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OdwivmXnko&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-
using a reaching assist:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkpZEHiap7U&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=4

- Throw Ropes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zJOL40GOtc

using a throw rope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkpZEHiap7U&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=4
Coiled throw rope - 2 swimmers:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkpZEHiap7U&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=4






RACCC Admin info:
Paddle Canada Course #
Instructors: a team of RACCC's volunteer Instructors with Paddle Canada National Certifications
and support from several experienced RACCC paddlers.