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Kayaking BCU 1-Star Award Course

Get into the thrilling sport of kayaking!

4 locations

Valid until: 30/09/2018

44 | 1 Reviews

You're welcome to bring along spectators to watch.

Product code: MBCU


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The British Canoe Union's 1 star award is designed to be the first step in becoming a paddler. You'll be learning the personal paddle stokes needed to control the kayak through the water, the safety aspects of kayaking with others including capsize procedures and the theory behind the sport. Don't worry if this sounds a bit daunting, the course can be taken without any prior experience.

During the course you will gain all the relevant skills and theory needed for the assessment such as: safety awareness, equipment selection, launching and recovering, steering and controlling, kayaking theory, capsize drills and using spray decks.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience runs on selected dates, throughout the year, depending on location.

How long does this activity last?

This experience will last for approximately 6 hours.

You need to know

The minimum age is 14 years (Please note the minimum age for East Grinstead and Sussex is 18).

Adventure experiences can be tiring but do not require a high level of fitness. A declaration form must be completed on the day. The maximum weight is 102kg (16 stone).

There are no qualifications required for this experience.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

There will be other people there on the day.

Family and friends

You're welcome to bring along spectators to watch.

We can’t control the weather!

This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.



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Great Experience

I had a day at Lake Bala , Wales with Bala Watersports. A beautiful location, friendly staff and good coaching. You can try canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards in the morning and then choose your favourite for the afternoon session. A very enjoyable but tiring day. My one gripe is that there was no certificate of completion to say you have done the Bcu course.

When did your experience take place? July

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Bala Watersports

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

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