Whitewater Course in Nth Qld
Get ready for WHITEWATER PADDLING Saturday October 14th OR Sunday October 15th .
Adventurethon has arranged an experienced instructor for Coast to Coast Whitewater paddling certification!
Make the most of the water flow for the lower section of the Tully Gorge and join Terry McClelland and team to learn and practice the skills needed.
Learn all the skills and obtain the mandatory certification to be able to transition from paddling on the flat or ocean into grade 1 and 2 Whitewater courses such as the Coast to Coast Multisport Race in New Zealand. As well as gain the confidence to be able to join races like the Barron River 50 and Gregory River races and build up to other great events like the Avon descent .
With experienced and accredited instructor Terry McClelland and other helpers to ensure you are safe and have the skills to negotiate a variety of natural obstacles on the river. (level 1 and 2 are quite manageable)
*Must have paddled before preferable to have done some ski paddling in the flat at least previously.
We will supply a mix of PRS, and Spirit racing skis, paddle and lifejackets which are long plastic skis to help you learn to control a long boat in basic rapids (a key to races like Coast to Coast)
There are 2 sessions available Saturday 14th of October 11- 2 OR Sunday 15th October 10 till 1
Availability: Only 5 boats available per session with helmets supplied
Location: drive to Tully Gorge campsite arrive 30 mins prior to scheduled start time- meet up instructions will be sent to each registrant.
What: Introduction to basic rapids concepts and methods to ensure safety from the start, gradual building of skill over the session. By the end of the lesson you will be confident in running grade 2 rapids in a long plastic boat and have the foundation of skills to read the water and able to progress and refine this skill with more practice.
This course assumes you can propel your craft forward and is not a paddling technique session!
Includes BBQ at end of the session and a fun experience for all.
(There is the possibility for a social paddle after Saturday session if you are keen).
Camping is available but must be pre-booked (let us know asap if you want to camp).
You can purchase your spot HERE.
Remember spots are LIMITED TO 5 per session.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH OR SUNDAY OCTOBER 15TH