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CCA - Safety and River Rescue Course

CCA - Safety and River Rescue Course

Saturday, July 8, 2023, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 9, 2023, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: ACA River Safety and Rescue includes: 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 taught by Mike Aronoff, IT and Dave Hubbard, Swiftwater Rescue instructor from CKAPCO at Rileys Lock. Class size limited to 12 people. Cost for the weekend is $195 for CCA members, and $300 for non-members.

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 Rileys 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.

All participants must wear a PFD (life jacket), a helmet, and proper footwear.
Saturday, July 8, 2023, 9:00 AM until Sunday, July 9, 2023, 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Rileys Lock Put-In/Seneca Landing Park boat ramp
Rileys Lock Rd
Poolesville, MD  20874
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Mike Aronoff
703-850-1257 (p)
Alford Cooley
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
All participants must wear a PFD (life jacker), a helmet and proper footwear. You will be walking in the river. Bring water and food for a full day on the river. Bring any rescue gear you have and your first aid kit.
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.
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