Beginners Course starting- 6pm Thursday 10th May 2018

1 Star Award

The British Canoing One Star Certificate is a flat water award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills.
The One Star can be taken in any kind of paddlesport craft. 

Why Are There Only Beginners Courses In The Summer?

There’s really no better time to learn than in Spring and Summer when there’s plenty of daylight in the evenings, and the water’s warmed up.

How Much Does It Cost?

The price for 2018 is £55.00 for Juniors (under 18) and £85.00 for adults.


The cost of the One Star Qualification includes the free use of all equipment needed, coaching over the summer in order to pass your One Star qualification and membership for a year.

Can I Book My Place Now?

Yes!!!! We have set the course dates for this year's intake so fill in the application form (part of the booklet linked to below) and send off with your payment.
Places limited to 25 - First come first served!

Course Dates:

Course Induction Evening - Thursday 10th May 2018 - 18:00 (Must attend, we will not get on the water, juniors must have a parent/guardian attend)


Course continues on Thursdays until you are ready for your assessment, the club meets each Thursday evening from then, until sometime in September.

What if I miss out on a place...

We have to limit places on the course as we only have a limited number of boats and equipment. If you miss out on a place on our initial course, please do let us know you still want to join as we may offer a weekend based course in the Summer to allow you to pass your 1* award and join the club that way if there is enough interest.

Will I get wet?

We try to do the majority of the 'getting wet' part while in the pool, especially early on in the year when the water is still cool. We will build your confidence in the water so this won't be an issue. You are likely to get wet as part of your assessment and practice assessment, but you could accidentally get wet at any time, so come prepared each week with a dry change of clothes just in case.
When the weather warms up, getting wet is all part of the fun. This is a watersport after all!!!

What happens if I dont pass?

There is no fixed date or time by which you need to "pass" your 1* award. There will be assessments programmed in at the end of the course, but if you are not ready, you can postpone until you are. As a member, you will get coaching and guidance throughout the year so there is no panic to get qualifications. We want you to have fun most of all!

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