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BCU 3 Star Training and Assessment

15th February 2019 - 17th February 2019



6 places are available

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British Canoe Union (BCU) 3 Star Sea Kayaking Course (2 + 1 days)

This course will address all the necessary elements of boat handling, group safety and seamanship skills, as well as developing personal performance, as set out in the BCU 3 Star Sea syllabus. The course consists of 2 training days and an assessment day. Please note, the training days are not to teach you how to kayak, but to introduce the syllabus, and fine tune your skills, strokes and knowledge.

Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves as an able improving sea paddler rather than a beginner. During assessment the candidate would be able to demonstrate personal competence paddling in wind conditions of no more than Beaufort Force 3 or Sea State 3 as part of a led group.

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3 Star Sea candidates must:

  • Provide evidence of at least three different journeys on the sea, of about three hours duration (eight nautical miles) each.
  • Maintain consistent British Canoeing 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft before starting to work towards the British Canoeing 3 Star Sea Kayak or Sit-on-top Award. It is recommended that the candidate holds the British Canoeing 2 Star Award.
  • Have the ability to swim confidently in the sea environment, wearing normal paddling clothes.


3 Star Certificates are issued to successful candidate by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, and are subject to the relevant certification fees.


All technical equipment, instructions, training, assessment and activity based insurance.

Additional Costs

Food, Travel Insurance, Certificate, Accommodation (we can arrange this for you).


15th February 2019
17th February 2019
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