Canoe Award Mountain Water Expeditions, Water Based Courses

British Canoeing – Canoe Award
British Canoeing – Personal Performance Awards

British Canoeing – Canoe Award

The Canoe Awards are for paddlers looking to develop and progress their Canoeing skills or looking for recognition of their existing skills.

Awards can take place in a variety of venues enabling progression at your own pace and confidence level, whilst developing both your understanding and skills in canoeing.

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

The new Personal Performance Awards are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose.

These awards allow paddlers to improve their skills, working towards the award of their choice, developing their decision making and fundamental skills.

There are no dual discipline awards and all of the awards are direct entry, giving the paddler choice.

There are three main elements to open canoeing technique, boat, body and blade. If you get the boat right, the body and blade will have to do less work. Once we get the body right then the blade falls into place.

Open canoe paddling is the most diverse paddlesport disciplines, because we can explore a variety of environments from the seat of an open canoe. The Canoe Award gives the canoeists have a good understanding of how to move a canoe in open water, in wind up to force three and on easy white water.

One of the joys of open canoe paddling is fluidity and grace with which a 15ft/16ft craft can be guided through a skill of a paddler with one long blade. To attain this skill can at first be difficult, but at Mountain Water

Expeditions we can help you to begin mastering the art!

We will teach you more than just strokes. We will show you good techniques, and make sure you know when and how to apply them.

We will cover all aspects of the syllabus helping you to acquire the basic skills for open canoeing. Like all our coaching we aim to give you straightforward options that will work in all environments.

You can attend our Canoe Award as a training session or as an assessment, or perhaps both. A candidate would receive two days of coaching in the skills needed for open water and white water paddling on grade two rivers. They also have the opportunity to achieve the Canoe Award. All candidates leave the course with a clear, precise and personalised action plan; safe in the knowledge that they have a range of techniques that are effective and safe.

There are three main elements to open canoeing technique, boat, body and blade. If you get the boat right, the body and blade will have to do less work. Once we get the body right then the blade falls into place.

Open canoe paddling is the most diverse paddlesport disciplines, because we can explore a variety of environments from the seat of an open canoe. The Canoe Award gives the canoeists have a good understanding of how to move a canoe in open water, in wind up to force three and on easy white water.

One of the joys of open canoe paddling is fluidity and grace with which a 15ft/16ft craft can be guided through a skill of a paddler with one long blade. To attain this skill can at first be difficult, but at Mountain Water Expeditions we can help you to begin mastering the art!  

We will teach you more than just strokes. We will show you good techniques, and make sure you know when and how to apply them.

We will cover all aspects of the syllabus helping you to acquire the basic skills for open canoeing. Like all our coaching we aim to give you straightforward options that will work in all environments.

You can attend our Canoe Award as a training session or as an assessment, or perhaps both.  A candidate would receive two days of coaching in the skills needed for open water and white water paddling on grade two rivers. They also have the opportunity to achieve the Canoe Award.  All candidates leave the course with a clear, precise and personalised action plan; safe in the knowledge that they have a range of techniques that are effective and safe.

If you have any questions or require more information on our Course costs and available dates, please contact us info@mountain-water.co.uk