Get the basics right and your enjoyment of any sport will grow. Our BCU 2 Star course is all about the fundamentals of paddlesport - using the boat, the paddle and your body to do what you want to do.
The 2 Star award is trained and assessed over two days allowing plenty of time for progression and improvement. The aim of the award is to show that you have control over a canoe and kayak on sheltered water. Basically put, this means that we look at the skills needed to move your boat around easily and gracefully, but more importantly we get you to be able to decide how to modify those skills depending on the weather and what you want the boat to do. This is all about being a paddler, not just someone who sits in a boat and floats about.
Our instructors will use their experience to take you from where you are and get you up to the standard to hopefully pass. This is a fantastic two days working hard on the water, learning skills and theory but having a lot of fun in the process!
This is a two day course - expect to spend around 7 hours on the water each day
ProAdventure run this course all-year round. For groups of 3 or more you will be able to select any available date; individuals or pairs will be required to join other group bookings. Once you have placed your order the ProAdventure team will contact you to arrange your booking dates and times.
ProAdventure will provide boats, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets.
What You'll Need:
You'll need to bring swimwear, a towel, a pair of baggy shorts, and an old pair of trainers that will get wet.
Ability Level Requirements:
Some previous padddling knowledge will prove useful, but no previous experience is required.
The minimum age for for this course is 14 (under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian), and participants must have a chest size less than 48" to fit bouyancy aids safely. ProAdventure will do their best to be as inclusive as possible so that everyone can take part in all activities, but it does depend somewhat on what kinds of disabilities and requirements people have. Please get in touch before booking to discuss your specific requirements.
You will have an instructor with you throughout this course.
There are public car parks less than 2 minutes walk from the centre, and you will need to use your own vehicle to travel to and from activity venues. Buses to Llangollen stop 150m along the road from the centre, whilst the nearest train station is Ruabon, approximately 4 miles away. There is a regular bus service between Llangollen and Ruabon station. If you will be travelling by public transport please let the ProAdventure team know when you are making your booking.
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