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Kayak Bulkheads - Riverside Kayak Connection

BCU 3 Star Training

2 days

BCU 3 Star Award is an internationally recognized step in a paddler’s development. Achieving this award signifies that you have transitioned from a novice to an intermediate paddler. The BCU 3-Star training is a two day training designed to assist you in achieving that transition. As such it is an intermediate sea kayak course. This course does not start with the basics, but rather seeks to improve existing skills for experienced kayakers who are ready to move up to the next level. If you have been paddling for a while, or are planning a sea kayaking adventure, 3-Star training is an excellent way to refine skills and build confidence. At the 3-Star level, paddlers will show skill with a variety of strokes, maneuvers and rescues. Participants will train on efficient forward paddling, maneuvering on the move, and linking strokes into maneuvers. Basic understanding of tides and navigation are also covered in this course. I think the best trainings are fun. So I include games and scenarios as an essential part of the learning process. Each day we'll be on the move, as on a journey, so be prepared to eat lunch along the way and have all of your kit packed and ready to go at the beginning of the day. At the end the training I’ll sit down with you and work out a plan as to what steps you may take to be at a point of passing the 3 star assessment.

What's included ?

  • Boat-- Sea kayak with bulkheads and deck lines
  • Drysuit or wet suit
  • Paddling Jacket
  • Spare Clothes
  • PFD
  • Spray skirt
  • Paddle
  • Tow belt
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • Pump
  • Contact tow
  • A packed lunch for both days
  • A thermos with a hot liquid
  • On water snacks
  • Compass
  • Map/chart of the area
  • Waterproof paper and pencil or china marker to tak
  • BCU Log book if you have one
  • BCU handbook if you have one
  • VHF if you have one
  • Flares

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