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2 star course

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Saturday 11 August 2018, 08:45 - 16:00

Successful performance at this level indicates that the paddler can use fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water to control movement of both canoes and kayaks, and have an understanding of how the paddle, boat, and water interact.


Candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid.

Candidates must have experience of:

 Paddling two different craft (e.g. surf kayak, closed cockpit kayak, open cockpit kayak, closed cockpit canoe, solo/tandem open canoe, racing boat, wave-ski, flat-hulled boat, v-shaped hull, slalom boat, polo boat, or sea kayak)

 Paddling in two different locations (e.g. canal, river, loch/lake, or sea; different parts of large bodies of water can be counted as two different locations)

Competing in two paddlesport competitions (e.g. club level event, slalom, polo, sprint, freestyle, bell-boat etc.) OR completing two journeys of approx. 2 hours duration

Note - If under 14, the British Canoeing Paddlepower program may be more appropriate.

This course will take place over 3 days

saturday 11th Aug 2018 traning

Saturday 18th Aug 2018 traning

Saturday 1st Sep  2018 Assessment

Course fee £30

Location Maidstone Canoe Club, Mill Meadow, St Peter's St, Maidstone, ME16 0SN