FSRT (Foundation Safety & Rescue Training)
Date(s) - 22/04/2018
Kew Bridge Arches
On Sunday, April 22nd, the Arch and surrounding waters will play host to an extravaganza of water-based rescue and safety training, the likes of which Brentford has never seen before! (well, not since we last did an FSRT course, last year…)
For those of you that don’t know, the FSRT course is one of the holy trinity, along with BCU 2 star and TSK1, that enable you to graduate as independent paddlers, go on mates paddles, paddle whenever you like, and generally be one of the cool kids. It’s an 8 hour, one day course, consisting of classroom work in the morning, and wet drills in the afternoon. It covers foundation areas of safety and rescue scenarios (hence the name), dealing with things such as throwing, towing, avoiding issues, and resolving them, in both canoe and kayak. It’s a really good course, and is highly recommended for anyone with more than a passing interest in paddling.
Prerequisites- none, but you should be around 2-star level. Glenn Jarman will be leading the course. Please bring lunch, pen, paper, towel and suitable clothes/footwear for getting wet. The cost is £40 for paid-up Edge members, £50 for non-members- as always, paid-up Edge members take priority. Please message me for bank details. Certification is £5 (BC members) or £10 (non-members), payable as cash on the day. There are 6 places available. Please feel free to message me if you are unsure of anything, or have any questions.
Happy (and safe) paddling!