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British Canoeing

3 Star Touring (Kayak) Training / Assessment

Successful performance at 3 Star level indicates that a paddler can consider themselves to be an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner, having demonstrated personal competence as a member of a group paddling in a variety of venues.

At Wild River we pride ourselves on our technical understanding of the discipline. We will teach you the most up to date techniques that will allow you to progress without any barriers.

3 Star Kayak

Course content

A 3 Star touring paddler can paddle as part of a group on open water in conditions of winds up to Beaufort Force 3, and/or ungraded rivers that have a discernible green flow.

On this 2 day course we will cover all aspects of the syllabus helping you to acquire the basic skills for touring kayaking. Like all our coaching we aim to give you straightforward options that will work in all environments.

You can attend our 3 Star courses as a training or assessment or perhaps both.  It is two days of coaching in the skills needed and has the opportunity to achieve the British Canoeing 3 Star Award. All candidates leave the course with a very clear, precise and personalised action plan: safe in the knowledge that they have a range of techniques that are effective and safe.

3 Star Kayak


During your course you will spend time on some of the idyllic Cumbrian Lakes.

Likely open water venues include Derwentwater, Ullswater, Windermere.

3 Star Kayak

Course Dates

Dates to be arranged.

Course fee: £155


Provide evidence of at least three different flat‐water journeys of about three hours duration (10km) each. At least one of these needs to be in an open water environment, and one on a river trip.

Provide evidence of at least one session of about three hours duration in an alternative discipline.

Maintain consistent British Canoeing 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the British Canoeing 3 Touring Award.It is recommended that the candidate holds the British Canoeing 2 Star Award.

Have the ability to swim confidently in flat and open water, wearing normal paddling clothing.


British Canoeing 3 Star Touring (Kayak) Syllabus

3 Star Touring (Kayak) Training Notes

3 Star Touring (Kayak) Assessment Notes

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