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BCU 2 Star - Kayak Course - Hampshire

This New Forest, BCU Kayaking Course (2 Star) offers solid introduction to Kayaking. This is a full day Kayaking with a BCU certification that allows you progress to more extreme kayaking!

Price for 1 participant

This is a superb kayaking course that teaches you solid and practical paddling skills, and on completion will reward you with a kayaking certification that is recognised by the British Canoe Union (BCU). Kayaking is an exciting and inclusive water sport that can be as relaxed or as extreme as you want it to be! You can choose to float gently along sheltered shores, or take it up a notch by surfing breaking waves and negotiating rapids!

The BCU 2 star certification is a recognised qualification, and shows that as a kayaker, you have moved past the basics. This level of certification is quite often a requirement for taking part in white-water training, or canoe expeditions with groups.

This is a comprehensive kayaking course, and is completed over two full days.

The criteria for the two star assessments are laid down by the British Canoe Union. The training will be delivered in an informal manner, with lots of opportunity to practice and experiment with various techniques and coaching methods. At the start of the course your coach will action plan out your time on the water, aiming to make the course as relevant as possible to you. You will cover; Theory & Safety Considerations, Equipment, Boat handling, Supports & braces, Rescues, Your next step. By the end of the course you will have the skills to paddle kayak and canoes in all directions, prevent a capsize as well as being introduced to the Eskimo roll and have more thorough knowledge of paddling that will help you onto your three star course.

Experience of canoeing / kayaking to BCU one star standard or above.

Minimum age: 12
(Under 18's must have parental consent) 

All Participants must be confident in the water and fit enough to last two full days of activity.
This kayaking course will take 2 days to complete.
There will be a maximum of 6 participants per instructor.
BCU 2 Star Kayak Course is available all year.
The centre will provide you with the kayak and wetsuit and buoyancy aid etc. You will need to bring a swimming costume and towel. Also, if it's hot take some sun block and if it's not take some warm clothes to change into afterwards.
We recommend that all group members consider personal and equipment insurance.
This course can be affected by the weather. If in doubt please contact the center before you set off for the day.
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