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Location: Bonaventure River, Quebec. Photo credit: Felix Serre
The Intermediate Solo Moving Water Canoeing level introduces students to the exciting world of whitewater canoeing. The course focus on individual comfort, knowledge, and paddling techniques for navigating Class II waters.
The course introduces students to river features that require more complex manoeuvres.
Students will learn how to use these features to assist them in safely running easy technical whitewater.
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International river classification
Morphology (causes of features)
Expanded canoe and swimmer rescues and procedures
Water levels and flow rates
Personal gear for whitewater paddling
Introduction to rolling
Eddy exits into troughs
Stroke timing and placement
Controlling the arc
Review and refining Introduction strokes
Sculling draw and pry
Reverse J stroke
Landing with back ferry
Eddy exit and entry with wave troughs
S-turns with wave interference patterns
Navigating eddies with back ferries
Navigating tight bends
River running techniques including wave blocking
Navigating river features
Crossing the grain
Scouting from shore
Class II river anatomy
Water reading - current patterns
Introduction to Solo Moving Water Canoeing or permission of the Instructor, based on proof of prior learning of equivalent skill and knowledge.
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Canoe Program Committee who is responsible for the development and maintaince of this course.