Southampton City District Canoe Club Courses

Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The 2015 Canoe Season is starting with Southampton City District Canoe Club, with courses running in April and May. Courses available include the Paddle Power Start, Passport, Discovery and Touring courses. With courses from beginners who want to try out the sport to those wanting to gain advanced skills, there’s courses for everyone.


BCU COURSES FOR 2015 SEASON

PADDLE POWER START

This award is for any beginners who wish to try the sport in one session.

A BCU certificate will be awarded on completion of this session.

Tue & Wed 18:30 to 20:30, commence in May.

1STAR / PADDLEPOWER PASSPORT (For Beginners)

This course will contain the basic skills of KAYAKING and a short evening trip.          

SCOUTS who achieve this award will qualify for the PADDLESPORT ACTIVITY BADGE

& part of the ADVENTURE CHALLENGE BADGE  

Mon, Tue & Wed 18:30 to 20:30, commence mid April.

Duration – 6 weeks.  Later courses may commence June, subject to demand.

2 STAR / PADDLEPOWER DISCOVERY (For Intermediates)

Suitable for Scouts and Explorers who have 1STAR/PADDLEPOWER PASSPORT

This course will contain paddle skill elements for both KAYAK and CANOE,

with rescue and safety work included.  It will also involve two separate days

or half day trips to be run on a weekend.

EXPLORERS who achieve this award will qualify for the PADDLE SPORT ACTIVITY BADGE

Cost to cover transport on trips will be in additional to session fee

Tues & Wed 18:30 to 20:30, commence mid April. Duration – 10 -12 weeks    

3 STAR TOURING (For Advanced)            (AGE 14+)

This course will provide the advance skills to handle a KAYAK or a CANOE

It includes support strokes, rescue techniques & weekend Day trips.

Tues 18:30 to 20:30, commence in April. Duration 10 weeks (min) plus a test

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL ONLY RUN IF WE ARE ABLE TO FIND A BCU COACH TO ASSESS 

WEEKLY FEE FOR EACH SESSION ON ALL ABOVE COURSES

£3.00 – FOR MEMBER GROUPS    (1st, 2nd, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 22nd, 25th & City District Explorers).

£6.00 – FOR NON MEMBER GROUPS. (Scouts or Guides only)

BCU Paddle Power progress cards & Star Test certificates are available for each course at additional cost.

Personal Kit Required: Old trainers, nylon lightweight anorak, swim wear, t-shirt, shorts, jumper & towel.

                                          Wet suit & waterproof trousers are optional

Applicants who previously attended  a course, but did not complete, should book on the appropriate course to finish their training.

Parents and leaders are welcome to book on these courses, subject to availability.

Bookings can only be accepted with the attached parent consent form.

PLEASE DO NOT DELAY AS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO START

YOUR COURSE UNTIL WE HAVE SUFFICIENT NUMBERS.