INTRO TO PACKRAFTING COURSE
Our Introduction to Packrafting course has been designed to provide those new to packrafting, and those new to paddling in general, with fundamental packrafting knowledge and skills through structured training and hands on experience.
The aim of our training is to provide participants with a level of competence and confidence, and prepare them to be able to packraft effectively and safely.
During the full day we will spend time both on shore and on calm water learning, developing and practicing:
Packraft set up and use
Personal protective equipment and correct use
Safety skills, knowledge and basic rescue concepts
Safe entry and exit
Basic paddle strokes and essential paddling techniques
Broad overview of gear, and care
Trip planning and packing
Field repair basics
As well as plenty of time for tips, hints and Q+A along the way.
We will spend a good amount of time in the packrafts gaining confidence and working on paddling competence.
All courses are delivered by friendly, supportive, experienced and qualified registered outdoor education teachers, and paddling/rafting instructors. Each instructor has years of packrafting experience. We love working with new paddlers and packrafters to help them along.
This 1-day course can also be paired with the 2-day Introduction to Whitewater Packrafting course (location dependent) and run back to back for those with an appropriate skill level and desire to do so.
So why not come along, learn some great skills and have fun packrafting at the same time.
Course: Introduction to Packrafting
Duration: 1 Day
Proposed Dates: Monthly. TBA.
Proposed Locations: Yarra River, VIC., Geelong, VIC., or Lake Eildon/Goulburn River, VIC. (when combined with the Whitewater Course),
Availability: Yes. Pending confirmation of dates that current restrictions will be lifted.
What is Included: Full day of instruction, all equipment (if needed) including: packraft, paddle, PFD, helmet and paddling jacket. Lots of fun!
What is not included: Transport, meals, shower facilities.
What to Bring: Secure footwear for on water. A towel, a change of dry clothes and shoes, snacks and lunch, a water bottle, sunscreen. You may wish to wear a wetsuit, otherwise a polar fleece jumper (no cotton) and swimmers/bathers. If you already have your own packraft or gear, please feel free to bring it as we encourage you to learn using your own equipment.
Cost: $169 p/p
Requirements: Participants must be able to swim. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. There must be a minimum of 2 people for the course to run. If for some reason the course is unable to run due to lack of participants or poor conditions, a full refund or option to rebook will be provided.
Details of the cancellation policy, terms and conditions and participant waiver can be found here.
For further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 situation our courses are not currently scheduled for specific dates until restrictions are lifted. To submit an expression of interest or to be kept informed as dates become available please contact us.