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Paddle Start Award

Your first time on the water ‘having a go’! A fun and enjoyable practical session, introducing you to paddlesport.

Experience your first session on the water; learning useful skills for an enjoyable paddling experience. It aims to provide you with the basic knowledge to enable you to safely get in and out of your boat, make it move and return to your start point. This is your first step into the world of paddling, ensuring you feel safe, confident and ready to progress to the Discover Award.

There are no prerequisites or age requirements so start your award today!  

Find out more on the 'Go Paddling' website.

Further details of the content of the awards can be found on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.