SUBJECT TO WATER LEVEL THIS MAY BE CALLED OFF DUE TO LACK OF WATER
White-water skills weekend.
Barrington River 21-22 October 2017
Meet at Barrington Bridge Reserve 9.00am Saturday 21 October
Paddlers will be placed into two groups.
All paddlers will need-
Suitable clothing and footwear
Spray cover for Group A
Note Wing paddles are not suitable
Peer paddle with Ray Baxter
Paddlers in Group A need to have the following skills-
Ability to read white-water
Suitable kayak and associated equipment for grade 3 rapids.
Knowledge of all basic paddle strokes eg.bow-rudder,draw strokes
Be able to break-in and out of eddies.
Good ferry-glide technique.
Self rescue ability.
If you need to learn all the above them Group B is for you.
Peer paddle with Ron and Carrie Elliott
Paddlers need kayaks that are suitable for grade one(easy)white-water.
Note touring kayak more than 4m will be unsuitable for this weekend.
Group B will be shown skills on Saturday at Barrington Reserve to refine paddle strokes.
Paddlers in Group B will be demonstrated-
Ferry-glide.Both facing upstream and down-stream
Slap support recovery stroke
How to read white-water in order to find the correct path down rapids.
Suitable equipment will be shown along with safety procedure.
After a day of skill development Group B will be paddling on Sunday from Rocky Crossing to Barrington Bridge.
Grade one rapids will be negotiated with brand new skills.
Rocks will be avoided by your use of bow-rudders, draw-strokes and your accurate placement of your kayak into the 'V'.
Camping is available at Barrinton Bridge Reserve.Most members will camp here.
Other quality accommodation is available in Gloucester and surrounding region.