1-STAR kayak course

28th July 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

British Canoeing 1-Star beginner Kayak courses running from 9:30am until 4/5pm, from the Viking Kayak Club in Bedford.

Prices are £80 for non-VKC members, £50 VKC Members, (or equivalent discount off VKC membership fees if you join within a reasonable time after the course).

The aim of the 1-Star course is to get you paddling on the water and able to control a kayak on sheltered water.   We would go on a short river trip from the base as part of the course and also include some safety awareness and rescue skills.

Near the end of the day once you’ve got to grips with the kayak, there may be enough time to have the opportunity to try out some different craft on the water, for example Canadian ‘Open’ Boat, slalom K1, sit-on-top.


Candidates must be water confident, and ideally should be able to swim (this is desirable but not essential).  If under 14 the British Canoeing PaddlePower program may be more appropriate.   (Please see VKC calendar for PaddlePower youth courses planned).


 Please let me know and I’ll send you the registration form J

Best regards

Andrew Bennett (VKC Course Coordinator)