- Rowing Class III and Class IV rapids
- Drone video review
- Emphasis on team boating and safety
- Introduction to swiftwater rescue
- Hands on safety drills
Team Boating and Whitewater Safety Course For Experienced Boaters
Our Class IV Rowing School is designed as a follow-up course for our Class III Whitewater Rowing School. You should have training and experience rowing at a Class III level before taking this course.
We’ll run a variety of rivers in the Columbia Gorge near Hood River, Oregon. This is an opportunity to boat some wonderful rivers, improve your boating skills, and meet some new friends. Each evening we’ll come back to our base camp to review the day and take part in classroom sessions.
This course will include training to help boaters make the transition from Class III to Class IV boating. The course goals are:
You will need solid Class III experience to attend this course. We’ll be training on continuous whitewater rivers with cold water. This course is the perfect opportunity to practice whitewater skills under the watchful eye of our instructors.
Every Class IV Rowing School is uniquely designed based on river conditions and the group’s ability level. The following is a sample itinerary.
Day 1 Introductions, team boating principles, and half day on the river
Day 2 Knots, oar managment, Scouting, and half day on the river
Day 3 Full day on the river, flip practice, and throw bag practice
Day 4 Big picture scene safety, half day on the river, and final topics
You are welcome to bring your own raft or cataraft or rent one of ours.
The purpose of this course is to offer experienced whitewater boaters training that applies to Class IV rivers. Please note: