The 3 Star paddler can consider themselves as an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner; they have demonstrated personal competence as a member of a group paddling in a variety of venues. These venues include open water in conditions of winds up to force 3, and/or ungraded rivers that have a discernible green flow. After a period of consolidation after the training course we will encourage you to go for assessment.
1 day assessment
Provide evidence of at least 3 different flat-water journeys of about 3 hours duration (10km) each. At least 1 of these needs to be in an open water environment, and 1 on a river trip.
Provide evidence of at least 1 session of about 3 hours duration in an alternative discipline
A consistent BCU 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the BCU 3 Touring Award; it is recommended that the candidate holds the BCU 2 Star Award
The ability to swim confidently in flat and open water, wearing normal paddling clothing.
The assessment will take place during a suitable journey on a river or estuary with a discernible green flow, which will include wind affected sections (Beaufort Force 2-3).
You are expected to have personal equipment appropriate for the candidate as a competent member of the assessment group.
- Personal paddling skill
- Rescue skills
- Safety, leadership and group skills
1 day £100 per person
Add £15 if equipment and boat hire is required
Camping and Self-catering accommodation is available. Please contact us for more information.