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Paddle Explore Award

31 May at 10:00 am 1 June at 4:00 pm

2-day certified British Canoeing qualification

Develop your independent paddling skills

What is this course?

On the Paddle Explore course you’ll be able to develop your kayak, canoe and/or paddleboard skills. We’ll focus on good planning and staying safe, and you’ll have the opportunity to try different techniques for dealing with emergencies.

Your Paddle Explore Award gives you ownership; because you choose what to focus on and where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits you, as a result no two Explore Awards are the same. In this award you will take ownership of your own decisions and learn to make confident choices, based on the places you paddle, wind and weather. You will learn to make confident choices. Above all you will recognise your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment.

British Canoeing

After your course, we’ll be able to discuss next steps, and consider which discipline-specific training you might do next.

Who is it for?

This course is suited to

  • Anyone with a foundation in a paddling discipline, now wanting to get out and do more (you should have good control of your craft, holding a Paddle Discover Award or similar experience)
  • Experienced paddlers wanting to return to the discipline after a break from paddling
  • Anyone wanting to see how transferrable your paddling skills are to another craft (Paddleboard, Canoe, Kayak)

Perhaps you have invested in a boat and want to develop your skills so as to safely plan trips and days out on the water. Whatever the case, every course is tailored to the participants, so we will start by having a chat about your goals.

Course content

Whilst exploring your environment from your chosen craft your coach will explore with you the knowledge, skills and help you gain experiences that will help you become independent on the water.

This will include:

  • Getting Ready
  • At the Venue
  • On the Water
  • Safety and rescue
  • After the Session
  • Future Development

Read the full course content here

Not sure how the British Canoeing Awards all fit together? See this one-page guide to the BC Personal Performance Awards

Andy Cockayne


Silver Wing Lake, Wraysbury (M25 Junction 13, West of London)

Silver Wing Sailing Club
Staines Rd, Wraysbury, London TW19 5AG United Kingdom
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One person (member, with club equipment)
Includes 2 days of coaching, lake access fees and BC certification fee