Foundations of Open Canoe safety. South East 6th-7th April 2019

A two day training course looking at confidence building by exploring ways that you can help keep yourself and others safe on and around the water.

Day 1.
Based at the Marlin (WAM canoe club) site in Yalding on the River Medway in Kent.

Dry land session will cover the principal that safety is a way of thinking.

Wet sessions will look at kit and ways to put that thinking into practice.

Day 2. 
An accompanied trip on part of the River Medway Canoe trail with some practical exercises.

Camping is available locally. 
Contact Paul for details of camping

Cost for the two days £15/person.

Course provider. Paul Knight

Places available 8

Foundations of Open Canoe safety Syllabus 

Day 1.


Hazard awareness 
◦ Personal
◦ Environmental
◦ Equipment

Risk management & Protocols
(Safety is a way of thinking not a piece of kit).
◦ Decision making

Practical skills
◦ Throw lines
◦ Manual handling
◦ Self rescues
◦ Peer rescues 
◦ Boats and fittings
◦ Transport

Personal Practice


Day 2.
Refresher from day 1

A Journey with practical exercises.

Review of course & personal action plans if required.


Book Here

Apr 06 to 07 2019, 9:30am - 4:00pm


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