Canoe Award

New for January 2019, over a 2 day ongoing training and assessment the Canoe Award will develop your personal paddling and decision making skills in the open water environment with winds up to force 3 and on grade 1 rivers.

The award will endorse your skill, judgment and decision making when journeying so you can have a fun and safe day out canoeing. The award will provide you with a sound basis for building the experience and knowledge associated with the Progressive Canoe Award.

All Kit and Equipment such as Wetsuits, Bouyancy Aids, Boats and Paddles are included.

Who this course is for: Canoeists who are already confident and efficient in paddling independently in the sheltered water environment wishing to explore other water ways.

What we may cover: Kit and equipment, journey planning, launching and landing, effective forward paddling, trimming and edging, steering, turning, moving sideways and sideways on the move, stopping, external factors to our paddling, support strokes, safety of yourself and others, sailing, poling, tracking and lining, entering, crossing and exiting a simple flow.

What to Bring: Swimwear or Quick Drying layers to go underneath a wetsuit, an old pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet and a towel. Fleeces and wool jumpers are an additional layer that can be worn in winter times. If you have your own boat, wetsuit or drysuit and kit please bring it with you. Please also bring a packed lunch, hot drinks and snacks for each day.

Duration: This is a two day course (you can choose how many additional days you may need to complete the award with us at £80 per day).

Cost: £160 inclusive of certification fees, full instruction and all equipment required.

Other Options: Too Advanced? Have you thought about the Paddle Explore Award? Want to get into Leadership? Have you considered the Paddlesport Leader Award? Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Paddlesport Instructor Award or Coach Award?

Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.

There are no activities in the selected category. Please contact us on for additional dates.