Discover Paddlesport – British Canoeing Personal Paddle Award.
With a variety of craft available, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and inflatables, Paddlesport takes many forms. You can choose from white water to river and sea touring. Altogether a great way to get on the water, have fun and discover the countryside around you.
Aiming to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water. The Discover Award takes you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. You will start to learn how to choose equipment and how to effectively use it. Particularly, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling, giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award and beyond.
Because we are always looking to increase your knowledge and confidence; we include British Canoeing’s Paddle Safer Award as part of the Discover Paddlesport course. Although learning simple, effective ways to improve your safety and of others with you, it is also a fun, wet session!
We recommend that for children to get the most out of this award, they are 12yrs or older.
All equipment is provided. We do have drysuits and wetsuits available; if you wish to use one on the course, there is an extra fee, please contact us. The course can be taken in either kayak, canoe, Stand Up Paddleboard or inflatable kayak. You can go tandem in canoe or inflatable kayak.
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Paddlesport is one of the fastest growing activites in the UK. This one day course is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of handling these craft and their potential.
This award is delivered over a day from 9.15am to 4.00pm.