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Training Class: ACA Level II River Kayaking
May 7, 2011

On Saturday, May 7th, 2011, the American Canoe Association is offering a training class for Level II River Kayaking.

All members are invited and encouraged to attend this valuable class. This is a prerequisite for the Trip Leader Certification Class.
Course summary: Beginner to intermediate. Flat water up to Class 1 whitewater. (Primarily for kayaks but limited number of canoes will be accepted.) Focus: Strokes, Maneuvers, Techniques--lauching, landing, essential paddling strokes, braces, eddy turns, peel outs, ferrying. Rescue and Recovery--wet exit, deep-water rescue, throw rope, etc.. Technical Knowledge--equipment, safety, hypothermia, hazards, river reading. Three-mile paddle down river after class.  Designed as a stand-alone course

ACA Training Classes

ACA Level II River Kayaking Skills Assessment

The ACA Instructor for this class is Patti Carothers.

Location: Hidalgo Falls, on the Brazos River, in Navasota, Texas, about one hour northwest of Houston.
The class will last all day. Bring your own food and drinks.

The maximum class size is 10. (Minimum: 5).  The total cost of the class is $400.  The Houston Canoe Club will subsidize this cost for its own members, covering half of the class expense, or $200, out of the club education fund.  The remaining $200 cost will be borne by the individual participants.  Given the minimum and maximum class sizes, this makes the potential individual cost range from $20 to $40 per person.  The more people that sign up, the cheaper the cost per person will be.  This is a bargain for a top-rate all-day training session!

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