British canoeing 1 star

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​Cost: £80

  • 1 day course or 2 half days
  • Works on basic boat control and foundation skills
  • Price per person

The BCU 1 Star is a perfect introduction to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award the 1 Star is only a 6 hour course. This course can be taken is a range of different craft solo and crewed boats, sit-on-tops and competition craft. This course is a fun introduction to the sport and is designed for all ages and abilities.   

Course content

  • Launching and recovering
  • Forward paddling over 100m
  • Steering and controlling
  • Rescue skills


  • 8 years of age

What to bring

  • Pack lunch
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Note pad and pen

Where to go?

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre, Home Park Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7HX         

(Sat nav: SW18 5NW, takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park).

There is a small free car park for use of park users, however it is often congested and we recommend that you get guest to arrive via public transport.

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