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River Rescue

NZOIA and WhiteWater NZ have defined syllabi for River Rescue Courses designed for whitewater kayaks and open canoes.    These training courses are for recreational and professional paddlers to better enable them to safely paddle with their peers, when leading a group, or when providing an instructional or guided experience. 
 

River Rescue 1

This course must be directed by a current NZOIA Kayak II instructor.  NZOIA and Whitewater NZ recommends that a ratio limit of 1:6 be applied with a Level 2 instructor and if numbers exceed this then an experienced Level 1 instructor be used to assist on the course with up to 10 participants.

River Rescue Level 1 is a pre-requisite for participation in the NZOIA Kayak Instructor Level 1 and NZOIA Canoe Instructor Level 1 assessments.

River Rescue 1 - Scope and Syllabus

River Rescue 1 - Trainer and Participant Guide - Canoe Version

River Rescue 1 - Trainer and Participant Guide - Kayak Version

 

River Rescue 2

This course must be conducted by a current NZOIA Kayak II instructor. NZOIA and Whitewater NZ recommend that a ratio limit of 1:6 be applied.  River Rescue 1 is a pre-requisite to attending River Rescue 2.

River Rescue 2 - Scope and Syllabus

River Rescue 2 - Trainer and Participant Guide


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