The Discover Award (formerly 1 star) is an entry-level paddlesport certificate offered by the British Canoe Union. This 1-day course takes place just outside Taunton and covers all the skills needed to achieve the Discover award.
During the course, you develop a better understanding of the fundamentals of paddling. You will look at equipment, be introduced to a range of paddling strokes and skills, learn self-rescue techniques, gain confidence in paddling, and undertake a journey. We do our best to tailor the course to your needs, and there will be plenty of time to practice and gain full confidence in all the newly taught skills. The day aims to develop your decision making and practical skills as you become a more skilled and independent paddler.