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3 Star Freestyle (Kayak/Canoe)

Available as both a Canoe and a Kayak based award, successful performance at this level indicates the paddler understands the core competencies of freestyle and can perform at a base level.

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This award is suitable for those candidates paddling closed cockpit freestyle canoes.


The 3 star paddler must:

  • Hold the British Canoeing 2 Star Award or have the equivalent ability
  • Provide evidence of at least 10 freestyle sessions (20 hours) in varied locations, where possible
  • Be able to swim confidently wearing appropriate paddling equipment


3 Star Certificates are issued to successful candidate by British Canoeing following a recommendation from the course provider, subject to the following Certification fees:

  • £12 for members
  • £25 for non-members

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