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Engage Watersports Ltd

Taplow Lake, Taplow

Buckinghamshire

SL6 0EA

01628 671131

info@engagewatersports.com

British Canoeing Touring Award – Course Details

 

Date and Time

10th & 11th August 2019

 

Duration: 2 days

Start time: 09:00

Finish time: 18:00


The British Canoeing Touring Award is designed to develop your ability to apply appropriate decision-making skills to an enjoyable and safe day out touring. Completion of the award endorses your skill, judgement and decision-making required to have a successful day on a river or estuary in/on the craft of your choice.


Our two-day course offers training for those setting out on the award and, for those with appropriate prior experience and skills, the opportunity to be assessed for the award. Please note there is a certification fee of £20 (£10 British Canoeing members) for those completing the assessment.

 

Location

The course will be based at two locations, day one will be on the Jubilee River, adjacent to Taplow lake, the second day will be conducted in the context of a short trip on the nearby River Thames 


There is parking at the lake or for those travelling by public transport Taplow railway station is 15 min’s walk away. 

  

Pre-requisites


There are no pre-requisites associated with this award however those seeking assessment must bring evidence of British Canoeing membership (if held) to qualify for the reduced certification fee.


Course Programme

The course will meet at Taplow Lake where transport will be arranged to facilitate a short journey on each day of the course. Candidates will need to bring snacks and a packed lunch including drinks for each day.

 

Personal Clothing and Equipment

Please bring personal clothing and equipment suitable for journeying appropriate to the weather conditions forecast for each day of the course. Engage Watersports can provide spare clothing/equipment for those that may require it i.e. wetsuits, buoyancy aids and windproof tops but please let us know in advance if you do require any item.

 

If you are able to bring your own boat/board and paddle(s) to the course please do so. If you require to borrow one of the Engage Watersports craft please let us know at the time of booking.

 

Other Facilities

At the lake there are both male and female changing rooms which have a single hot shower within each. Please note we have a reasonably priced café on site that provides hot and cold food and refreshments.



Course Fee

 

Touring Award

£199


To book now click on the appropriate date below

  

10th & 11th August 2019 

 

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Course Director - Andy Maxted


Your course director will be Andy Maxted, a British Canoeing Licenced Course Provider and all round paddlesport enthusiast. Andy brings over 40 years’ experience of canoeing and kayaking having raced in slalom, wild water and marathon, led and participated in expeditions, white water paddling and creeking across the UK and Europe.