Beginner Kayak Course, ‘Discover’ Award

13th July 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Viking Kayak Club
Andrew Bennett

Beginner Kayak Course, ‘Discover’ Award. 9am until 5pm, at Viking Kayak Club in Bedford.

Experience your first session on the water; learning useful skills for an enjoyable and fun paddling experience. The course 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.

Then your Paddle ‘Discover ‘Award allows you to develop your decision-making and practical skills, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors, which affect your paddling.

Prices for non-members £80, includes 4 weeks membership from the start of the course

Price for VKC Members £50, (or equivalent discount off VKC membership fees if you join during or imediately after the course).


Candidates should be water confident and must be able to swim. If under 14 years, the ‘PaddlePower’ youth programme may be more appropriate.   (Please see VKC calendar for PaddlePower youth courses planned).

(For your information, the old British Canoeing 1-Star course has been replaced by new ‘Paddle’ Awards)

Register for the course / further details available by contacting Andrew Bennett or via email,