British Canoeing Inland Open Water Safety

Join our Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue course, here to provide you with the skills needed to safely paddle on sheltered and moderate open water. The course will help you to develop the skills and safety and rescue techniques required to prevent situations from happening and the solutions to problems if they occur.


Plas y Brenin

1 Day

Instructor Ratio6:1

Location

Plas y Brenin

Length

1 Day

Instructor Ratio

6:1

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Overview

This course is here to provide paddlers with the skills and understanding of how to stay safe when paddling in sheltered or moderate inland open water, whether you’re paddling in kayaks, canoes, sit on tops or stand-up paddleboards.  

Objectives

The primary objective of this training is to provide you with the knowledge of how to stay safe on Inland open water, preventing situations from happening but having simple solutions to dealing with mishaps should they happen.

Itinerary

This is a practical course full of solutions to dealing with issues that may arise when paddling on inland open water in winds up to force 4.
By the end of this training, you’ll be more confident in planning trips, understanding the equipment required to keep you safe, how to assist others and techniques for rescuing yourself and others.

This training course will challenge and develop your skills in moderate inland open water with guidance from our experts. To make the most of this experience, ensure that you are physically fit for a practical day in windy conditions. Being a competent paddler in force 3 is essential before attending this training, as it will help you build on your existing skills and get the most value from the course. Expect a hands-on, immersive experience that will improve your confidence paddling in moderate open water environments.

Experience Required

You’ll need to be a competent paddler in force 3 conditions to gain the most from this course.

How should I prepare?

Make sure that you’re fit enough for a practical day on open water in windy conditions. You should be confident paddling in force 3 winds. Familiarise yourself with the British Canoeing course content here: https://paddlesuptraining.com/courses/inland-open-water-safety-and-rescue/

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