2 Day Course
"Tuition was excellent....I now feel more confident in assessing stretches of water..."
Finally, White Water Course for Packrafters - written and delivered by Packrafters!.
This Course is designed to give you the skills and judgement to begin to undertake appropriate White Water River Trips on water up to Grade 2 (3). Building on your existing sound knowledge of packrafting, your ability will be assessed through your good judgement, planning and paddling skills on a wide range of river environments.
This Course should be viewed as a solid base from which you will be able to independently develop your WW Packrafting skills and experience, ultimately providing a good foundation from which to begin to progress into remote environments and gain the skills associated with those who hold the White Water Expedition Packrafter Course.
The Course will be run over 2 days and throughout you will be led by our team of experienced and knowledgeable Packraft Coaches. We also keep groups small ensuring you'll get lots of personalised coaching and so you'll soon be running those rapids to the max.
What's more, you can have the confidence that you're getting the best possible instruction from Us at Tirio, the UK's only HSE (AALA) Licensed Packrafting Company.
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White Water Packrafter
"Loved it!... Excellent instruction"
The course is jam packed with information and techniques!
Here's a few of the key elements that the syllabus covers:
• Raft Types, Set up and Repair.
• Clothing, Equipment selection and Safety/ Rescue Kit.
• White Water Paddling Skills and Tactics including:
• Breaking in and out of Flow, S and C Turns & Ferries.
• Hydrology, Water features and Hazards.
• Risk Management and Group Paddling considerations.
• Safety Considerations.
• Incident Management.
• Immediate First Aid.
• Planning Access and Environmental Considerations.
• Group Considerations
The Course is both mentally and physically demanding and participants should be both physically fit and able swimmers. Candidates should ideally already possess a good level of open water packrafting experience to get the maximum benefit from this course. We'll provide you with full information in our comprehensive Booking Pack-Up, but feel free to ask if you would like to know more.
We recommend Water Skills Academy Non-Coach/ Recreational Membership, which provides waterways licensing, personal liability insurance and access to further training and resources.
A full equipment list is provided in our Booking Pack-Up. If there's something you don't have, don't despair, we have a wide selection of White Water Specific Packrafts, paddles and rescue gear etc for you to use. Drysuits can be hired at a discounted rate.
"Very supportive... made me feel very safe and encouraged me along the way..."
£210 2 Days
50% Deposit secures your booking
April 2 - 3
May 7 - 8
May 21 - 22
More dates to come!
• Use of Packrafting Equipment
• 2 days intense WW Coaching in a small ratio group.
• Extremely experienced WW Packrafting Coaches.
• Paddle-suits - can be hired at a discounted rate
• Accommodation. We have a range of recommended places to stay on our website.
• Food and snacks.
Full and Half Coaching days also available.
Want to do this with your own group?
Talk to us to arrange your course.
You can pay by Bank Transfer or if you wish to pay by card let us know and we'll send you all the details.