Discover Kayaking Course – Suitable for Beginners
We are pleased to announce that we will be running a beginnners kayaking course (British Canoeing ‘Discover’) on Sunday 22nd May 2022
This course is designed for any ‘beginner or novice’ paddler 12 or more years old (from age 8 will be accepted) and is the minimum standard for any person who wishes to paddle with the club.
This course is designed to introduce paddlers to the basic concepts of boat control and safety to enable paddlers to be safe and confident on flat sheltered water. There is no official assessment session as this will be during the course. We will provide you with a boat, paddle and buoyancy aid.
The Cost of our BC ’Discover’ Training is £45 plus cost of the annual SCC membership subscription
This is a full day course and will run from the slipway at Hengistbury Head outdoor centre and will run from 11am until 6pm
All those joining courses must be able to swim 50 metres and feel comfortable in the water.
We also run a further course (BC ’Explore’) with the aim of improving your skill and confidence levels. These are overseen by qualified coaches following BC guidelines.
Anyone wishing to complete training with the club must first become a club member before a booking will be accepted. To book on a course use the link below to take you to information about membership subscriptions and then to our online secure booking system (Webcollect).
To book Your place, you will firstly need to go to our membership section to sign up as a Southbourne Canoe Club member. Once you have paid your membership subscription, you will be able to go back into our booking system, and the BCU Discover course will appear for you to book onto. The cost of the training is £45 which includes equipment and your certificate.
‘Explore’ Kayaking Course (Improvers)
2 day course – 7th and 8th May 2022
This course is for any one who has achieved BC “Discover” (Previously known as BCU One Star) standard. It is designed to introduce more advanced boat control and rescue techniques. We recommend you gain additional practice and experience following completion of the BC Discover before taking this training.
Training on the Saturday will be on the River Stour /Avon from H/Head centre starting at 9.00 am until 16.00 pm. The Sunday will be a trip in Poole Harbour. A kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid will be provided.
Course fee £55 plus usual club membership fees.
There is no official assessment session as this will be done during the course.
BCU Discover – £45 + SCC Membership subscription
BCU Explore – £55 + SCC Membership subscription
All places must be booked and paid for before the start of the course. We cannot confirm your booking until your payment has been received. We regret that we will not be able to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the course. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the course in the event of bad weather, lack of interest or due to a change in government Covid restrictions, for which refunds will be given.
Payment must be made by credit card or Paypal using our online booking system. Your place on the course cannot be confirmed until the payment has been received.
Please note that the minimum age to join the training is 8 years old
All participants must be able to swim 50 metres.
As this training is only available to our club members, you must firstly join the club before booking onto a course.
If you have any questions about training, Please contact Richard Ballantine, the training officer, or contact email@example.com
Details of the new kayaking awards can be found on the BC Go Paddling website
Go Paddling British Canoeing Awards