Packraft Paddler Level I is a packrafting course designed to teach novice paddlers to competently enjoy entry-level flat water packrafting trips (lakes, dams, ocean), and participate in more advanced trips as part of a more experienced team.
*NO packrafting experience necessary.
Packrafting course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Class ratio: 1 Instructor to every 7 students, or 2:14 with an additional instructor or qualified assistant.
This one day course serves as an introduction to a broad range of topics including:
Basic packrafting equipment,
How to pack,
Packraft repair kit,
Basic paddle strokes,
Basic boating maneuvers,
Day trip planning,
This type of boating demands a specific set of skills and strategies. Lakes, dams and ocean are an excellent resource to introduce you to this type of boating.
We focus on the importance of good decision-making, personal judgment and group responsibility.
In order to participate in Packraft Paddler Level I each participant must:
Be in physical condition to participate in all individual skills and activities listed in the course outline.
Be able to actively swim while in a PFD.
Be accountable for keeping themselves properly outfitted, fed and hydrated during full days in the field.
*If you do not meet these prerequisites please contact ROWILD for Custom Course options.
The course content, and sequence of instruction may be adjusted to best fit the group’s needs and water levels at class locations.