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BCU 1 Star Canoe & Kayaking Course

Get started on the path to becoming an expert canoe/kayaker with this one day British Canoe Union (BCU) course.

The BCU Stars are universally recognised across the UK as the way to develop your skills and progress in paddlesports. This first course requires no previous experience in these boats, just enough fitness to handle a full day out on the water.

This BCU One Star course is run in the stunning Beaulieu River Nature Reserve, making it a fantastic place for first time paddlers to get to grips with the sport.

Over the course of the day you will work on fundamental skills and knowledge, including:

- What to use

- Paddling technique

- Basic boat control

- Where to go paddling

- What could happen and how to handle it

This course will put you in a great position to get more from your time on the water. The emphasis of the day is very much on having fun, whilst learning the safe practices that will result in you being awarded your One Star certification.

Liquid Logistics will supply all the equipment required for the day, although you are welcome to bring your own boat or kit if you have them. It is generally expected that you are comfortable swimming with a buoyancy aid or being on the water.

Duration (Exact): 8 Hours
Booking Availability: Liquid Logistics run this BCU course one Saturday every month. Once you have requested a booking Liquid Logistics will contact you to confirm your booking date and time.
What You'll Need: All equipment is provided, so simply bring food and drink, as well as some active clothing and trainers you don't mind getting a bit wet! The centre will kit you up with kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids, spray decks and weather protection (if required).
Ability Level Requirements: No previous kayaking experience is necessary - BCU 1 Star is intended to be attainable for complete beginners. However previous experience in canoes or kayak will improve the liklihood of you passing the course.
Physical Requirements: The BCU courses are centred around an adult learning environment; so participants must be aged 14 or over.
Getting There: Liquid Logistics are based near Beaulieu in the New Forest, easily reached by car. For something a little different, Hire-a-Twizy allow you to travel by train to Brockenhurst station and use an electric Renault Twizzy buggy to travel through the forest!
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Technical Difficulty (1 Easy - 10 Expert): 3
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Minimum Age: 14
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Equipment Provided: Yes - Everything
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