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The Touring Award replaces the British Canoeing 3 star Touring Award

Your Touring Award endorses your skill, judgment and decision making required to have a successful day on a river or estuary. You will be confident in planning and undertaking journeys 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 the Open Water Touring Award holders.

Course Cost £150

There is a further certification fee required upon completing the course, this is £10 for British Canoeing members, £20 for non members.

Award Content


1. Location
  • Weather Conditions
  • Water Conditions
  • Access and Enviroment


2. Getting Ready
  • What to take?
  • What to Wear?
  • What will we use?


3. At the Water
  • Considerations for others
  • Things we may need to observe
  • Considerations: Safety and Rescue
  • Getting to the water
4. Touring Skills
  • Getting on the water
  • Forward Paddling
  • Journeying Skills


5. After the Session Review and Reflection.


6. Future Development.


Dates


27th & 28th April 9.30am to 5pm: Course tutor: Paul Taylor  

Venue Day One River Soar, Leicester, Day Two River Derwent, Matlock. 
POSTPONED - new date tbc

  
22nd & 23rd June 9.30am to 5pm: Course tutor: Paul Taylor   
Venue Day One TBA. Day Two TBA 


7th & 8th September 9.30am to 5pm: Course tutor: Paul Taylor
POSTPONED - new date tbc


The first day will take place at LOPC, however day 2 is usually at Matlock.  You will need to be able to get your canoe to Matlock, as LOPC does not provide transport.

Minimum age

14

Maximum group size

6

Instructor ratio

1:6


Previous experience

Competent Paddler, Basic Boat Handling Skills.

For the training alone participants must either hold the 2 Star award / Paddle Explore or be at that level and be a minimum age of 14.
If you wish to pass the course over the weekend you will need to have evidence of at least 3 different flat-water journeys of about 3 hours duration each (10km) and at least one of these in an open water environment. And also provide evidence of at least one session of about 3 hours duration in an alternative discipline.

Payment required to secure a place, together with completed registration form. On successful completion a £12 registration fee for British Canoeing members (£25 for non members), is required to obtain your certificate.

Learning outcomes

Your Touring Award endorses your skill, judgment and decision making required to have a successful day on a river or estuary. You will be confident in planning and undertaking journeys 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 the Open Water Touring Award holders.


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