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Essentials of River Safety and Rescue

WEEKEND WORKSHOP:
Essentials of River Safety and Rescue, including:

  • Identifying river hazards
  • Avoiding river accidents and injuries
  • Learning and practicing self-rescue skills
  • Practicing methods for rescuing other boaters and their equipment
These skills will make your river trips safer.  The two-day workshop will be run by Mike Aronoff and staff from CKAPCO at Violettes Lock.  Class size limited to 12 people.  $ 100 for the weekend.  Registration closes July 1st.

All participants must fill out and bring to class the CKAPCO waiver. 
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY ADULT  
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY CHILD  


This two-day weekend workshop teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and simple rescues of paddlers in distress.  Emphasis is placed on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills.  Fundamental techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both boater and rescuer such as entrapments and pins are also taught.  This course is aimed primarily at boaters who paddle in moving water up to class 2+.

We expect to do the workshop at Violettes Lock on the Potomac River beginning at 9:00.  All craft are welcome but there will be a safety inspection for features like proper flotation.  Please bring lunch, webbing and a throw rope, a medical kit, river knife and two carabiners if you have them.  Some spares will be available.


When:
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 9:00 AM until Sunday, July 18, 2021, 5:00 PM
Where:
Rileys Lock
13025 Rileys Lock Rd
Darnestown, MD  20874

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Mike Aronoff
703-850-1257 (p)
Category:
Classes
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
You must wear a PFD (life jacket) and helmet. Boats must have flotation. Bring lunch and water. Bring throw ropes, webbing, carabiners, a river knife and a med kit if you have them. Bring your completed waiver.
Cancellation Policy:
Please notify the class or event coordinator if you will not be attending.

If a fee was charged, you will receive a credit on your account for the full amount. This credit can be used to pay for any future CCA class or event, or for membership dues. We do not reverse credit card payments.
Capacity:
12
Available Slots:
Filled
$100.00