3 Star Wild Water Racing
Successful performance at this level indicates that the paddler can consider themselves an intermediate white water kayak paddler, as they can now paddle on moving waters.
They will be able to do this in a competent manner as part of a led group. They will also have the knowledge and ability to help the smooth running of a trip while being led down a river with sections up to grade two.
The 3 star paddler must:
- Provide evidence of at least 8‐10 paddling sessions (minimum 40 hours) in varied locations where possible; this should include evidence of having paddled grade 2 water
- Maintain a consistent British Canoeing 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the British Canoeing 3 Star White Water Kayak Award. It is recommended that the paddler holds the British Canoeing 2 Star Award
- Have the ability to swim confidently in moving water, wearing normal paddling clothes
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