Discover Canadian Canoeing
Using a Canadian canoe, or open boat as they are known, is a great way to get on the water and explore rivers and lakes. Stable and roomy, you can sit comfortably in them and still have plenty of room for food, camping equipment etc. As there is always room for two or more, they are an ideal family boat and open canoeing is a fast growing activity in the UK. This one day course is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of handling these craft and their potential.
This one day course is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of handling these craft and their potential. We use a local lake that has a large parking area and toilets and is a superb training venue. At the end of the day you should be able to fulfill the requirements of the British Canoeing Discover Personal Performance Award. The day will include a wet session to learn the basics of self rescue.
What's in the course?
The course will cover the following topics:
- Clothing & equipment
- Lifting carrying launching landing
- Efficient forward paddling
- Steering & turning
- Trim & balance
- Stopping and reverse paddling
- Self rescue
Participants will be able to experience both tandem and solo paddling if they wish.
Use of the boat and where to paddle will also be looked at.
The day is designed as a purely learning experience. However, assessment for the award will be continuous throughout the course
What experience do I need?
What equipment do I need?
All canoes, paddles and safety equipment are provided. Please see the "What to bring" page for clothing requirements.
Coach to Paddler Ratio
Maximum coach to paddler ratio 1:6
Further details of the British Canoeing Discover Personal Performance Award can be found at: