British Canoeing 2 Star Award

Course Aims:

This is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desired movement of the boat and developing an understanding into how the paddle, boat and water interact.

Craft:

The award is obtained by taking the assessment in both a kayak and a canoe. Any style of kayak or canoe is permissible e.g. open cockpit, sit on top, V shaped hull or flat bottomed etc. Where a doubles crew takes the test, each person must perform each task from both the bow and stern.

Pre-requisites:

  • Candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a Buoyancy Aid.
  • As a BC Course – up to date BC membership is required
  • Have experience of paddling two different craft:
  • e.g. surf kayak, closed cockpit kayak, open cockpit kayak, closed cockpit canoe, single open cockpit canoe, racing boat, tandem open cockpit canoe, wave ski, sit on top, flat hulled boat, v-shaped hull, slalom boat, polo boat or sea kayak.

IN 2 different locations e.g. Canal, river, lake/loch, or sea, (different parts of large bodies of water will count as 2 locations)

AND 2 local competitions e.g. Club events, slalom, polo, sprint, freestyle, Bell boats etc.

OR 2 Journeys – Any journey of 2 hour + duration

Course Covers:

  • Lift, Carry and Launch canoe & kayak
  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Steering the canoe or kayak
  • Moving sideways
  • Preventing a capsize
  • Turning
  • Return to the bank and get out
  • Securing
  • Capsize, swim & self rescue
  • Peer rescue
  • Personal risk management
  • Awareness of others
  • Equipment
  • Safety

Activity Information Facts:

  • Minimum Age – 14 Years Old
  • Fitness Level – Moderate
  • Cost - £80 PP
  • Difficulty – Easy to Moderate
  • Start time – 9am
  • Duration – Full Day
  • Location - River Wye, Symonds Yat West.

What we provide:

  • Boats
  • Paddles
  • Spray decks
  • Wet Suits (If requested) 
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Helmets

Cost: £160.00 pp Includes VAT

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