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Open Canoe Safety and Rescue Workshops: Foundation Skills

Open Canoe Safety and Rescue Workshop

Open Canoe for Safety and Rescue Training for Beginners

Dates by arrangement;


Cost: £60 per person (BACS, PayPal);


Course reference: OCRT-01;


Location: Lake District;


For: Novice and beginner open canoe paddlers who want to develop their independence with basic safety, self-rescue and towing skills;


Ratio: Max 1:6


These full-day open canoe coaching sessions are aimed at paddlers who want to become more responsible, less dependent and perhaps take on leadership roles in their peer group. These skills are essential for open canoe paddlers on expeditions and open canoe journeys;

  • Preparation for a paddle;
  • Risk assessment;
  • Dealing with likely incidents;
  • Call-for-help protocols;
  • Shout, reach, throw, go;
  • Towing;
  • Boat emptying techniques;
  • Getting back into your own boat; re-entry and gear-assisted re-entry;
  • Deep water rescues;


To enquire further and to book a place on this event please call 07721 906030.


Open Canoe Foundation Skills Coaching