Sat 12-Sun 13 Dec 2020 White Water Kayak Award course
December 12 - December 13
NB this is an ‘external’ course run by Steve Rayner in his capacity as a professional coach. However, it is an opportunity for club members to get some formal training and an opportunity to be assessed for the British Canoeing White Water Award (similar to the previous 3* White Water Kayak Award). £150 for the 2-day course – visit https://steverayner.me.uk/event/british-canoeing-white-water-award for more details and booking.
The White Water Award is designed to develop your ability to apply appropriate decision making skills for a safe day out white water paddling in a kayak. It endorses your skill, judgment and decision making to ensure a successful day on rivers up to grade 2. You will be confident in planning and undertaking journeys on moving water with proficient skills to be in control throughout. Your award should be seen as a sound basis for building the experience and knowledge associated with Progressive White Water Award holders.
The amount of training required for the White Water Award depends on prior experience; but as a guideline, participants should expect to spend two days honing their skills, with either ‘continual assessment’ or a separate half- or one-day assessment.
This 2-day course is intended to provide training tailored to the individual needs of participants and, for those who meet the require standard, an opportunity for assessment for this Award. You should already be an experienced and confident flat-water paddler before attending the course, ideally with some moving or white-water experience.