Canoeing 2 Star Award
Our 2 Star Award is an improvement award which supports the development of fundamental paddlesport skills on the sheltered water.
It recognises a paddler’s understanding of how the paddle, boat and water interact and their ability to control movement of both canoes and kayaks using fundamental skills.
Candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid and have experience of:
- Paddling two different craft – 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 – 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 – club level event, slalom, polo, sprint, freestyle bell‐boat etc. OR completing two journeys of approx. two hours duration
All courses are subject to sufficient numbers and suitable weather conditions and are non-residential. In the case of insufficient numbers being booked, you will be notified in the week leading up to the course and offered an alternative date.
Outdoor activities are potentially dangerous activities, all participants must be aware of the risks. Bear Creek Adventure Ltd is under no liability whatsoever in respect of loss/damage to property, injury or death.