A 3 Star paddler knows what to do and where to be on simple white water, they understand the risks of the river and how to avoid them and what to do when things go wrong.
By the end of your BCU 3 Star White Water Kayak course you will be happy to control your kayak on open water and on moving rivers. This will include ferry gliding, breaking in/out, reverse ferries and surfing small waves etc. This is a 2 day combined training and assessment course that covers all the required skills and theory.
In order to successfully achieve the 3 Star Kayak award you need to be able to demonstrate an 'eskimo' roll - if required we can organise a rolling clinic for you before your 3 Star course in order to get your skills up to the required standard. Please enquire when we contact you to confirm your booking.
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:
Paddlers should be at BCU 2 Star standard (certification not required but must be able to demonstrate 2 Star skills if 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 make your booking.
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