This classroom clinic will focus on preparing each participant for advance river running/creeking (Class III-V whitewater). Course topics will include: Defining creeking and how if differentiates with other whitewater paddling, getting started, trip planning, getting to and from the river, groups/crews, mental & physical skill sets needed for creeking, safety & scouting, line planning, specialty techniques for river features and finally a gear shakedown of each participant.
Instructor: Wesley R. Bradley, is on Team Jackson Kayak and has been involved with whitewater paddling for over 18 years. He has spent the past 7 years dedicated to kayak instruction and mentoring other boater to progress their skill sets in many different arenas of paddling. He has taken advanced paddling clinics from paddling legends such as Leland & Andria Davis, Clay Wright, Andrew Holcomb and Colin Kemp. One of Wesley’s main goals in paddling is to progress the sport that has given him so much joy and great friends!
Assistantant Instructor: Tim Mcafee, has been attending a week long course in Italy for 6 years devoted to steep creeking. The runs there are Watauga like, but much steeper, with most rapids being a bit longer. He has been boating for 13 yrs. Although the name, Simon Westgarth, is not known in the US, he is considered to be one of the best boaters & instructors in the world by the European community. Simon is sponsored by Dagger, Palm & Sweet. Tim has learned an incredible amount about creeking & safety by attending his courses.
When: December 2, 2012 @ 1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Where: Our classroom will be on the ETSU Johnson City main campus in Burleson Hall, Room 203, which is the English building.
Cost: $25.00 ($35.00 for non-APE members) – Non-Refundable after Nov 28th unless replacement found.
Class will be limited to 25 participants.
What you should bring: A positive attitude for a classroom setting, notepad & pen/pencil, “Creeking Kit”: to include PFD, helmet, shoes, throw bag, skirt, protective gear, and cold weather layers & outer clothing.
Registration: download the form with link below, complete and return form with your check made out to Wesley R. Bradley by November 28, 2012 to the address on the registration form.
Questions: Contact Wesley at (423) 647-1321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org