Each year we try to run a 2 star training course which aims to bring relative beginners up to a standard where you can be a competent member of a group on a moderate/easy trip.
If you are a current paid up member of BCC you are welcome to apply for a place this year, we will be starting in early May.
There are ten sessions in all, six evenings, (usually Mondays from 18.30 to 20.00) and four sessions covered in one weekend. All of these sessions will involve meeting at the club hut to get a boat, kit and any additional equipment required. The weekend will have a focus on open boating which is part of the syllabus.
Upper Tamar Lake –Open boat training 2016
Click here https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/courses/2-star-award/ to view a copy of the syllabus so you know what is involved. In past years, participants have ranged in age from 11 to 70+.
In the first week, we will meet on the Monday evening to book out and organise any equipment required and run a dry session. The aim of the dry session is to run through some keys points which will include general safety, terminology and basic paddling techniques etc. On the following Wednesday May 10th (club night) from 19.30 to 21.00 at West Buckland pool, we will run through capsize drills and rescues. This pool session will enable us to carry out the wet work in comfortable surroundings. Once the pool session has taken place we will be continuing the training in an open water environment at various locations, subject to tides and weather conditions. These sessions will take place on a Monday evening. The weekend open boating dates will be confirmed nearer the time.
The cost for this training will be just £50 and will cover the pool hire cost and any coaching expenses. This will be payable at the first session and will include all use of equipment.
Places on this training will be limited and priority given to members who haven’t had an opportunity to do this level of training in the past. Please email paul*fordahill.com to book a place on this course.
Any club members who attended the two star course last year and now wish to take their assessment will be welcome to join the group to refresh their skills prior to the assessment.