Level 3 Whitewater for Advanced Beginners

Location:
Taos Junction Bridge
Near Pilar, NM
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Directions:
From Santa Fe, take Hwy 84/285 to Espanola. In Espanola, take Hwy 68 toward Taos. Continue through Embudo and Dixon along the river, into Pilar. Note the Rio Grande Visitor's Center on the right, and the Pilar Yacht Club on the left approximately 1/4 mile North of the Visitor's Center. Turn Left on Hwy 570 and follow the river approximately 6 miles to the steel bridge which crosses at the Taos Junction Bridge campground.
Start Time: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 5:00pm
Expanding on the teaching principals of the Introduction to Whitewater Class, Whitewater 102, is a 2 day immersion class held on the Rio Grande River, "Race Course" section.Whitewater 102 covers the following topics: Paddling Strokes for Success, Reading the River, On Shore Scouting, and Common Sense Rescue for the New Boater.At the conclusion of the class the student will have gained a the confidence and skills required to be an asset to the paddling community.A kayak roll is not necessary for the class but is strongly recommended.Price: $265.00 Before TaxPayment:Payment in full is due within 24 hours of registration. No spot is reserved until full payment is received.Meeting Location:Pilar Yacht Club2884 Highway 68Pilar, NMDirections:From Santa Fe, take Hwy 84/285 to Espanola. In Espanola, take Hwy 68 toward Taos. Continue through Embudo and Dixon along the river, into Pilar. Note the Rio Grande Visitor's Center on the right, and the Pilar Yacht Club on the left approximately 1/4 mile North of the Visitor's Center.CANCELLATION POLICYYour payment is a reservation for an event with limited capacity. Cancellations or rescheduling request 4 or more days before the scheduled event are entitled to receive a refund, less an $80 cancellation fee. We're sorry, but cancellations or no-shows within 3 days of the event are non-refundable, and non-transferable. 
Price: 
$285.00 Before Tax
Payment: 
An $80 non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your spot in class. Classes are booked on a first-paid, first-reserved basis, so send in your deposit today!
Thank you!  The girls had an absolute wonderful time at the Paddle Safety class. You represented your sport well with the girls and it shows through their enthusiasm.  Good Job!
Melaney Olander  -  Troop 707
Kelly is a great instructor. He starts with the basics and keeps building on from there. We started in a pool of calm water on the river, as we became comfortable with that we moved closer to the moving water, then into the main current working on peel outs, ferrying and edging, then down the Rio Grande. The second day starts by talking about the first day then on to paddle placement and timing in different aspects of the river. Back on the river we fine tuned our peel outs, ferrying, edging and worked on paddle placement as we go into and through the rapids. I could not belive my improvement from day one to day two! I highly recommed this class if you want to feel comfortable with negotiating class II and III rapids. You may not end up an expert but will have the tools to become one.
Mark Nissen
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