FSRT2The course will include:

  • Safety principles for canoeists and kayakers
  • Lifting and carrying a kayak safely on land
  • Basic lifesaving skills
  • Using a throwline
  • Self rescues
  • Deep water rescues for canoes and kayaks
  • Towing boats and carrying swimmers
  • Dealing with an unconscious or trapped paddler
  • All-in rescue

FRST3The course will comprise two sessions at QMC to develop rescue skills in warm water followed by a day at Colt Hill to practice those skills in the outdoor environment.  The Club does have a selection of wetsuits to augment four standard paddling gear for rescue and safety courses. These are available at no extra cost on a first come first served basis.

Pre-requisites: be able to paddle at BCU 2 Star standard (canoe and kayak); minimum age 14 years.

Cost: £35 plus BCU registration fee (£5/10 member/non-member) if you pass.

Dates:  21 &  28 March (pool), TBC (Colt Hill Clubhouse)

For more information or to reserve a place contact Janella Mansell on 01256 780334