Cancelled Beginner Kayak Course, ‘Discover’ Award

30th May 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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 immediately 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(For your information, the old British Canoeing 1-Star course has been replaced by new ‘Paddle’ Awards)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 via this web site today!

Further details available by contacting Andrew Bennett at

If you are exhibiting symptoms typical of flu, a cold or have been in close contact with someone who has the COVID-19 infection, then you should not attend the course. If you have travelled to/from the countries/regions as listed in 19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for- returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk you should contact us prior to the travelling to the course.
In the unlikely event that there are insufficient numbers enrolled on the course or who are able participate on the course due to illness or COVID-19 restrictions, VKC will unfortunately have to cancel the course on the advertised date. In which case a full refund of course fees will be applicable.
If you need to cancel your booking due illness or COVID-19 restrictions then a full refund of course fees will be applicable.
VKC may need to cancel the course, possibly at short notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions in which case a full refund of course fees will be applicable.