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BC 3 Star Touring (Kayak)

The British Canoeing 3 Star Touring Kayak course is an award which is aimed at an intermediate paddler. We like this award because it's flexible, allowing paddlers of all standards to improve their skills and also teaching them to be safer on the water.

We run this course in accordance to the BC syllabus, paying particular attention to boat handling skills.


The BC 3 Star Touring Kayak course is an award which is aimed at an intermediate paddler. This course is designed to refine kayak skills in a variety of environments.

Our Course:

As this is a British Canoeing accredited course please consult the 3 star Touring Kayak syllabus, training, and assessment notes which can be found here:

"Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves as an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner, the candidate having demonstrated personal competence as a member of a group paddling in a variety of venues" - British Canoeing aims of this course

Typically we will spend the three days of this course in different locations allowing you to learn the maximum which we can coach in the allotted time.

Day 1 - Chichester Harbour - We use this open environment assess your current skills, and work on improving them.

Day 2 - River Arun - This day is our sheltered water day, where we will work at really improving your skills. We will take advantage of the (almost) guaranteed shelter provided by trees and river banks, and work on trim/turning, boat handling, moving sideways, and generally making your boating look classier!

Day 3 - River Hamble - This final day allows us to take our newly learned skills into an open estuary, where we will encounter some tidal flow, narrow channels, and wide open spaces. There should be plenty of opportunities to work on paddling in the wind. We will likely leave the rescues until this day.

We run this as a combined training and assessment scheme, if you’re not interested in being assessed, you can stick around for the assessment day and see how the flow of an assessment goes - you’ll also learn more skills!

What Fluid Adventures provide:

  • Suitable Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Helmets (when appropriate)
  • Spray Decks
  • Relevant safety kit (pump, group shelter, repair kit)
  • Relevant water access licenses
  • Maps/Charts
  • Qualified, experienced and CRB checked coach

Available dates:

  • 14-16 September 2018- 09:00-17:00
  • 15-07 November 2018 - 09:00-17:00

If none of the above dates suit, please get in touch and we will see what we can arrange!


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