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Two Star Assessment (this is a canoe AND kayak combined award)

29/10/2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Two Star Assessment (this is a canoe AND kayak combined award)

Assessors- Claire Hardwick and Ian Flanders

Meet 0930, ready to be on water for 10.00.

We will paddle for a few hours, have lunch and then paddle some more. The canoe rescues will be at the end of the session.

Likely finish around 2pm

Please read the syllabus on British Canoeing Website.

Please check that you have the pre-requisite experience.

Be prepared to answer a few theory Questions.

Successful candidates will be issued with a pass slip that they will need to send off to British Canoeing.

Claire Hardwick
English Canoe Symposium
Coaches Coordinator
01635 202484

Free to members

£10 to non members

Please add note that there is a small fee which needs to be sent to British Canoeing, the awarding body, with the pass slip.

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Our 2 Star Award is an improvement award which supports the development of fundamental paddlesport skills on sheltered water.

It recognises a paddler’s understanding of how the paddle, boat and water interact and their ability to control movement of both canoes and kayaks using fundamental skills.


Candidates must be able to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid and have experience of:

  • Paddling two different craft – surf kayak, closed cockpit kayak, open cockpit kayak, closed cockpit canoe, solo/tandem open canoe, racing boat, wave‐ski, flat‐hulled boat, v‐shaped hull, slalom boat, polo boat, or sea kayak
  • Paddling in two different locations – canal, river, loch/lake, or sea. Different parts of large bodies of water can be counted as two different locations
  • Competing in two paddlesport competitions – club level event, slalom, polo, sprint, freestyle bell‐boat etc. OR completing two journeys of approx. two hours duration


Candidates who successfully complete the 2 Star Assessment will receive a Star Award Pass Slip from the provider. Completed Pass Slips will need to be returned to the provider’s Home Nation Association. For providers in England these should be sent to British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham NG12 2LU together with the certification fee:

2 Star training notes from British Canoeing

2 Star Syllabus from British Canoeing


9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Claire Hardwick


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Reading, Berks RG8 7DA
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