Paddle Start Award

Kayaking Basics

Safe movement of kit

Correct fitting of personal kit

Launching a kayak

Correct paddle position

Paddling : Forward, backwards, stopping, spinning and sideways


Emergency Drills

Exit drill

Self rescue

Spray deck exit

River Drills

Trowline deployment and recovery

River awareness

River trip planning

First Aid

Recovery position

Airway management

You will be assessed on the final session individually for your skills and knowledge.

Passing or failing this course is based on assessors discretion.

This course has been created by Canoe England and is managed and individual styled and assessed by David Shortell 4 star Kayaking Coach No.82154. Model 2020