This award moves on from the two star and builds on your skills by adapting them to the moving water environment. At this level the award then diversifies and specialises in the different paddlesport disciplines of White water, Sea and Surf Kayaking and Open Canoeing.
Successful completion of the 3 star touring kayak award 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. These include open water in conditions of winds up to Beaufort Force 3, and/or ungraded rivers that have a discernible green flow.
The course day starts at 9.15am and ends at 4.15pm. The weekend includes both training and an assessment ongoing element with an action plan given at the end to aid your further development. Should you have any further requests or require additional information please feel free to contact us.
Completion of the British Canoeing 2 Star or equivalent. Good flat water skills.
Click here for the full British Canoeing 3 Star Touring Kayak syllabus
Experienced coach, small group ratios, top quality equipment including neoprenes and jackets
Swimming wear, a quick drying t-shirt for under the wetsuit, sunglasses, sunhat, sun cream, footwear to be worn in the water (crocs for example), change of clothes, drinks and snacks, packed lunch.
Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.
Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.
Meeting point: Bönigen See bus stop
or otherwise by arrangement
Our current availability can be seen through the “book now” button. If you can’t find your dates, please write and we’ll do what we can to fit you in.