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Successful performance at this level indicates that the paddler can consider themselves an intermediate white water kayak paddler, as they can now paddle on moving waters. They can do this in a competent manner as part of a led group and have the knowledge and ability to help the smooth running of a trip while being led down a section of a river with sections up to grade 2.

Assessment Prerequisites
• Candidates should provide evidence of at least 8-10 paddling sessions (minimum 40 hours) in varied locations where possible; this should include evidence of having paddled grade 2 water
• A consistent BCU 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the BCU 3 Star White Water Kayak Award; it is recommended that the candidate holds the BCU 2 Star Award
• The ability to swim confidently in moving water, wearing normal paddling clothes

A kayak that is safe and fit for purpose for the remit of the award and the assessment tasks.
This may include for example:
• White water kayak
• Sit-on-top with suitable footrests, knees straps and seat
• Suitable white water inflatable kayak

      3 Star Syllabus January 2013 PDF

      3 Star Trainer Notes January 2013 PDF

      3 Star Assessor Notes January 2013  PDF

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