BCU 2* Kayak & Canoe Course

BCU 2* Kayak & Canoe Course (training and assessment for candidates who are at the relevant standard).

Times: 9-4pm daily
Location: Wimbleball Lake

The BCU 2* course is a two day course which covers all the basic flat water skills in a kayak and an open canoe. Skills covered include personal paddling skills such as forwards and reverse paddling, support strokes, moving the boat in a variety of directions, and rescue skills.

We will introduce basic paddlesport theory as well as throw line skills and essential kit. Following a day of skills in both kayak and canoe, we will cover the wet rescues as well as a substantial journey on Wimbleball lake.

By the end of the course you should be confident in a range of skills in both kayaks and canoes as well as increasing your knowledge and awareness of paddling in general, from rescues, kit to take, clothing to wear and awareness of hazards and different paddling environments. After successful completion of this course, you will gain your BCU 2* accreditation.

  • lifting, carrying, launching, landing
  • efficient forward paddling
  • reverse paddling a figure of 8 course
  • moving sideways, both static and on the move
  • support strokes, both static and on the move
  • canoe poling and sailing
  • deep water rescue
  • towing and use of tow lines
  • eskimo rescue (kayak)

The 2* is a pre requisite for anyone who wishes to pursue their UKCC Level 1 Coaching award in paddlesport.

For more information on the BCU award, please see www.bcu.org.uk
To book your place please e-mail dan@exmooradventures.co.uk
Cost £125pp – All equipment provided.
Location : Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor
Contact : Dan 07976 208279

BCU 2* Kayak Course- Learning the basics

BCU 2* Kayak Course- Learning the basics

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