Whitewater paddle: Rocky Crossing to Barrington Reserve. Subject to 0.4m water Barrinton Forbsdale gauge.
Meet at Barrington Bridge Reserve 9.00am Saturday 3 Mar
Paddlers will be placed into two groups.
All paddlers will need-
Safety helmet (Bike Helmet OK)
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..
Other quality accommodation is available in Gloucester and surrounding region.