New for January 2019, over a 2 day ongoing training and assessment the Touring Award will develop your ability to apply appropriate decision-making skills for an enjoyable and safe day out touring on a river, lake or estuary.
The Touring Award will endorse your judgment and decision making skills required in planning and undertaking journeys with proficient skills to be in control throughout.
Your award should be seen as a sound basis for building the experience and knowledge associated with the OPEN WATER TOURING AWARD holders.
All Kit and Equipment such as Wetsuits, Bouyancy Aids, Boats and Paddles are included.
Who this course is for: Touring paddlers who are already confident and efficient in paddling independently within the sheltered water environment wishing to explore other water ways.
What we may cover: Kit and equipment, journey planning, launching and landing, effective forward paddling, trimming and edging, steering, turning, moving sideways and sideways on the move, stopping, external factors to our paddling, support strokes, safety of yourself and others, sailing, poling, tracking and lining.
What to Bring: Swimwear or Quick Drying layers to go underneath a wetsuit, an old pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet and a towel. Fleeces and wool jumpers are an additional layer that can be worn in winter times. If you have your own wetsuit or drysuit and kit please bring it with you.
Duration: This is a two day course (you can choose how many additional days you may need to complete the award with us at £80 per day).
Cost: £160 inclusive of certification fees, full instruction and all equipment required.
Other Options: Too Advanced? Have you thought about the Paddle Explore Award? Too Basic? Have you thought about the Open Water Touring Award? Want to get into Leadership? Have you considered the Paddlesport Leader Award? Want to get into Coaching? Have you considered the Paddlesport Instructor Award or Coach Award?
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