ORCKA River Running Level 1A Course

About the Course

The Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association (ORCKA) River Running Level 1 tandem provides an introduction to white water paddling for those with little or no experience in white water. Emphasis is on tandem  canoeing skills, understanding white water principles and safety. Participants receive ORCKA River Running 1A certificate.


-Swimming a rapid
-Retrieving a swamped canoe
-Canoe over canoe rescue
-Self Rescue
-Line toss and rescue

Skill (tandem and solo in class I-II water):
-Entering and exiting canoe
-Eddy turn
-Peel out
-S turn
-Front ferry
-Back ferry
-Side Slip
-Front surf
-Side surf (solo only)
-Lining, tracking and wading

-Canoe heritage
-Canoe design and construction
-Canoe outfitting
-Moving water principals
-River reading
-Trip Planning
-Canoe first aid
-Canoeing resources

What you need to know:

ORCKA Basic Level, equivalent certification or comparable skills and experience (with permission of the Course Director)

Physical Difficulty:
Some fitness required. Participant must be comfortable in water with lifejacket.

Canoe, paddle, lifejacket, instruction.

What’s not Included:
Personal Camping Equipment, transportation, Food and camping fee.

The Important Stuff:

Course date(s): May 25 and 26, 2019
Location: Palmer Rapids, near Bancroft Ontario

ORCKA River Running Level 1A Tandem

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