OAR RAFTING COURSE
The Whitewater Rafting - Rowing course is for individuals interested in learning the skills required to efficiently row a raft on rivers with class II-III rapids. This course includes advanced river reading, safety considerations, and rowing techniques.
This is an excellent course for a beginner boater who wants to learn the basics of running whitewater. We cover fundamental river safety and boating skills, including maneuvering oar-rigged boats. After two days you will gain experience reading and running class II-III whitewater.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Price: $325/person.
*Private instruction and dates are available. Call for details.
- April 24-25 2021.
- June 26-27 2021.
- July 10-11 2021.
Skills covered in the Introduction to River Skills:
- Hydrology and Reading Water
- Safety Talks
- Throwbag Training
- Raft Flip Drills
- Rowing Techniques for an Oar-Rigged Boat or Cataraft
- On Water Practice on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River
- Discussion of River Rescue Techniques
What to Bring:
- Personal Flotation Device
- Drysuit or Wetsuit
- Sturdy Footwear
- Locking Carabiner
- Throwbag (so you can practice with what you will use)
- River Knife
Great Northern has rental equipment available. Call to reserve.
Our whitewater rowing school is designed for individuals who want to improve their rowing skills on a multi-day rafting trip. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn from both group and one-on-one lessons. Participants wil learn the skills required to efficiently row a raft or cataraft on rivers with class II-III rapids. This course includes advanced river reading, safety considerations, and tips and techniques rowing techniques.