Events > 2018 > May > Work the Falls Clinic

About this event:

Created by James Wright

Bryson City, NC

Would you like to spend some time on the Nantahala Falls and figure out what works for you with a bunch of folks who are cheering you on and helping pull you out when you go for that swim? Because you will probably end up swimming.
The approach to the falls is a great place to work on skills. The focus will be to work on river running strategies, catching eddies, ferrying, boofing, rope throwing, boat bull dozing and aggressive swimming. There will be multiple laps. Participants will also provide safety for each other by setting ropes and chasing boats. This is a chance to work on many skills we use on a regular basis when paddling.
Skills needed:
1. Comfortable in Class II to III whitewater.
2. You are getting most of your combat rolls and you are willing to hang out for T-rescue.
3. You know how to throw a rope.
4. Ferry in Class II-III whitewater.
5. Be able to catch 2-3 boat sized eddy.
6. You can carry boat and gear up the steps back to the apron for the next lap.
Equipment needed:
1. The usual – boat, paddle, skirt, helmet, pfd
2. Bring two ropes if you have them.
3. The Nantahala is cold. Dress for swimming it.
4. Bring snacks and water.
To RSVP, call Kerrie at 850 322 5310 or kbarloga@comcast.net

Please remember to pace yourself