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This two day course is for paddlers looking to develop their 1 star skills. Successful performance at this level indicates that the paddler can use fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water to control movement of both canoes and kayaks, and have an understanding of how the paddle, boat, and water interact.


  • Candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid
  • Have experience of paddling two different craft
  • Have experience of paddling in two different locations (i.e. canals, river, lake/loch, or sea)
  • Entered two local competitions or completed two journeys of at least two hours

Cost: £75 (non-residential)

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