British Canoeing Explore Award

The Explore Award (formerly 2 Star) is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on the water to become independent on the water, go on self-guided adventures and know how to control your craft and stay safe on the water. This 1 day course covers all the skills needed for the Explore Award and takes place on sheltered waters near to Taunton.

The course:
During the course you will look at equipment, paddling skills, rescue techniques 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. In this award you will take ownership of your own decisions and learn to make confidence choices, based on the places you paddle, wind and weather.

View the Explore Award syllabus here.

What to bring:
Your normal paddling gear and some lunch. If you need to borrow a boat or paddling equipment this can be arranged. The course will include getting wet with practice capsizes and rescues, so you will need dry clothing for afterwards and appropriate paddling clothing for the season.

We will supply:
All safety equipment, the opportunity to try alternative craft, and some expert friendly coaching! If you do not already possess a kayak and paddling gear then we can also supply kayak, buoyancy aid and wetsuit for you.

Cost: £70 per person

Course dates:
26 January 2020
25 February 2020
29 May 2020
16 August 2020

If the above dates are not suitable then do contact us to discuss your requirements as it is often possible to arrange extra dates.