Playboating

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River canoeing is not only about tripping or exploring. Whitewater canoes have evolved to become a fun and challenging way to play on whitewater:

  • Running challenging rapids
  • Surfing waves
  • Hole surfing and  spinning
  • Eskimo rolls
  • Reverse paddling and surfing
  • and more...!

 

RCABC ADVANCED MOVING WATER (PLAYBOATING) CERTIFICATION:


 

 RCABC MOVING WATER LEVEL 3 – ADVANCED TANDEM PLAYBOATING
 
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

The RCABC Advanced Tandem Playboating course is for tandem paddlers that want to take their skills to the next level and play the river features instead of paddling by them! Whitewater rivers usually have waves and holes that can be surfed forwards, backwards and sideways, plus there are many other ways to play. These playboating skills aren't just fun. They improve your reaction and balance, giving you more confidence for any situation where your canoe becomes less stable.

PREREQUISITES – RCABC Moving Water Level 1

DURATION – 40 hours

CONTENT
Outline of RCABC Movingwater Level 3 - Advanced Tandem Playboating

  • Review of all advanced materials from Moving Water Level 1
  • Forward and reverse surfing
  • Side surfing and spinning in a hole
  • Carving on a wave
  • Advanced braces
  • In depth look at outfitting, river reading and other topics


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 RCABC MOVING WATER LEVEL 4 – ADVANCED SOLO PLAYBOATING

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
RCABC Moving Water Level 4 is for solo canoeists who want to take their skills to the next level and play the river features that they've often been avoiding! Whitewater rivers usually have waves and holes that can be surfed forwards, backwards and sideways, plus many other ways to play. These playboating skills aren't just fun. They improve your reaction and balance, giving you more confidence for any situation where your canoe becomes less stable.

PREREQUISITES – RCABC Moving Water Level 2

DURATION – 40 hours

CONTENT
Outline of RCABC Movingwater Level - Advanced Solo Playboating

  • Review of all advanced materials from Moving Water Level 2
  • Forward and reverse surfing
  • Side surfing and spinning in a hole
  • Carving on a wave
  • Advanced braces
  • In depth look at outfitting, river reading and other topics
  • Other rodeo moves (optional)

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 RCABC PLAYBOATING INSTRUCTOR

WHO IS THIS ENDORSEMENT FOR?
For Moving Water Instructors wanting to teach RCABC Moving Water Levels 3&4 – Advanced Tandem and and Advanced Solo Open Canoe. This clinic is for experienced Moving Water Instructors who have developed their playboating skills and wish to pass them along to others.

PREREQUISITES – RCABC Moving Water Instructor

DURATION – 8 hours

CONTENT
The RCABC Playboating Instructor Clinic is a one day event to endorse Moving Water Instructors. The content is based on demonstration by the candidate of:

  • Solid knowledge and ability to perform items included in the Advance Moving Water Paddler Levels
  • A consistent solo river roll, excellent group control & rescue skills as well as competent offside paddling strokes
  • A positive, encouraging attitude toward play-boating and those involved.

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