3 Star Open Canoe

With our 3 Star Open Canoe Award paddlers can consider themselves to be an intermediate open canoe paddler rather than a beginner.

Aims

Paddlers should demonstrate personal competence in paddling open water in wind conditions of Beaufort Force 3 and on grade 1 moving water as part of a led group.

Prerequisites

3 Star paddlers must:

  • Provide evidence of at least three different open canoe journeys, of about three hours duration (10Km) each; at least one of these needs to be in an open water environment, and one on a river trip
  • Maintain a consistent British Canoeing 2 Star standard of performance in an open canoe is required for anyone starting to work towards the British Canoeing 3 Star Open Canoe Award. It is recommended that the candidate holds the British Canoeing 2 Star Award
  • Have the ability to swim confidently in the open water and river environment, wearing normal paddling clothes

Certification

3 Star Certificates are issued to successful candidate by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, subject to the following Certification fees:

  • £12 for members
  • £25 for non-members

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