The Start Award is exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a place to start your paddling journey. If you’re brand new to the sport and really want to learn the basics to get started, then this is the award for you. You’ll cover everything from getting in and out of the boat, what you need to wear and paddling forward.
Who's this for?
Pretty much anyone of any age who wants to learn how to get started on the water. You don’t need any previous experience to take your Start Award, just the desire for fun! You can take the award in any craft, from kayaks, canoes and SUPs.
What we will cover
Clothing and equipment information, think of it like a crash course in everything you need to physically get yourself on the water, covering all the types of equipment you’ll need
Tips for getting on the water including how to get safely in and out of your canoe, kayak or SUP from different places you are likely to paddle
Learn to paddle with practical skills such as paddling forward, turning and stopping… pretty much everything you need to get started and moving
Staying safe on and off the water, you’ll learn about how to stay safe and make the most out of your paddle session
This course will be run at Daff Reservior, Greenock
Introduction to Paddle sports
1:8 maximum ratio
Recognised Paddle Award
Check our our open courses or get in touch to arrange dates that work for you. If there's no open courses, then we will open one for you. Private bookings can be run at any time.
£75 per person (a minimum of 4 people required to run)