British Canoeing Discover Award

The Discover award (formerly 1 star) is an entry-level paddlesport certificate offered by the British Canoe Union. This 1-day course takes place just outside Taunton and covers all the skills needed to achieve the Discover award.

The course:
During the course, you develop a better understanding of the fundamentals of paddling. You will look at equipment, be introduced to a range of paddling strokes and skills, learn self-rescue techniques, gain confidence in paddling and undertake a journey. We do our best to tailor the course to your needs, and there will be plenty of time to practice and gain full confidence in all the newly taught skills. The day aims to develop your decision making and practical skills as you become a more skilled and independent paddler.

View the syllabus for the Discover Award here

What to bring:
Your normal paddling gear if you have it and some lunch. If you need to hire a boat or paddling equipment this can be arranged for a minimal sum. The course will include the option of getting wet with practice capsizes and rescues, so you will need dry clothing for afterward and appropriate paddling clothing for the season – feel free to ring to discuss.

We will supply:
All safety equipment, boat, paddling gear and wetsuit if required, and some expert friendly coaching!

Cost: £65 per person

Course dates:

  • 5 July 2020
  • 18 July 2020
  • 15 August 2020
  • 26 September 2020

Contact us to arrange your booking.

If the above dates do not suit please get in touch, it may be possible to arrange some extra dates.

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