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 practise 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 Discover Award syllabus here.

What to bring:
Your normal paddling gear if you have it and some lunch. We will provide paddling equipment if you do not yet posses it (do let us know your size). The course will include the option of getting wet with practice capsizes and rescues, so you will need dry clothing for afterwards 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: £70 per person

Course dates:

  • 24 April 2021
  • 31 May 2021
  • 19 August 2021
  • 13 September 2021

Contact us directly to arrange your booking, or Book now online

If you can’t find a date to suit please get in touch, it may be possible to arrange extra dates.