The British Canoeing 1 Star course is the clearest stepping-stone to becoming a qualified paddler. Designed as your entry level award, the 1 Star is the standard people would typically reach after an introductory course of 6-8 hours quality water time.
Getting your 1 star will leave you in a fantastic position to get more from your time on the water. The emphasis of the course is on safe practice, fun and enjoyment. We supply all the equipment you’ll need to be comfortable on the water but if you do have your own boat please feel free to bring it along with you.
As ever, we go the extra mile at Cullercoats Bike & Kayak. Refreshments on arrival and lunch on the beach are included as part of the package.
Course Content: The course syllabus in available for download from the British Canoeing website.
Prerequisites: Candidates must be water confident, and ideally should be able to swim (this is desirable but not essential). Candidates must be either over 18, or over 14 with an accompanying parent/guardian.
Craft: This award will be undertaken in our fleet of sit-on-top kayaks.
Assessment Venue: A very sheltered or sheltered water venue is needed, we typically use Cullercoats Bay.
- Sunday 22 April
- Saturday 2 June
- Sunday 1 July
- Saturday 18 August
- Sunday 2 September
- Sunday 7 October
If you want to give this as a gift you can buy a voucher in-store or click here to buy gift vouchers quickly and securely online. If you have been given this course as a gift and wish to book, call us on 0191 251 9412.
How to Book
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