British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Safety and Rescue

Price Icon£100pp
Kayak Level IconAvailable To All
Calendar Icon1 Day
Location IconMultiple Locations
Instructor IconDan Daley
Ages IconAll Ages
Spaces Icon8 places

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Paddlesport Safety and Rescue


This award is all about keeping safe on your craft in sheltered water venues, this includes canoes, kayaks and stand-up-paddleboards. So, whether you are paddling with friends or your club, this practical course is packed with safe practical solutions. It doesn’t matter about your age or whether you have limited paddling experience, this course supports your knowledge and raises your awareness of your personal safety.

If you need any more convincing, the course is completely based around training and raising awareness, with no assessment. Structured to support you, our experienced tutors will ensure you have plenty of time practising, as well as understanding how you can develop skills and experience after the course.


What’s In The Course:


The course takes around 6 hours and will cover 6 modules:

  • Clothing and Equipment
  • Safety frameworks
  • Contact and Towing rescues
  • Self-rescues
  • Deep water rescues
  • Reflection and development

There will be opportunities to develop and progress your rescue skills and meet like-minded people during the course.




  • Confident in their ability to paddle on flat water in their chosen craft.
  • Confident swimming in normal paddling clothing suitable for a sheltered water environment.


What’s Included


  • Professional delivery by our coaching team
  • AALA licensed activities (license for working with under 18’s in adventurous activities)
  • Long-term coaching supporting paddlers
  • Social interaction with other developing freestyle paddlers


What To Bring


  • Personal paddling equipment, including:
  • Boat
  • Paddle
  • Buoyancy-Aid
  • Helmet
  • Spray-Deck
  • Dry Gear
  • Shoes
  • Dry clothes and shoes for off the water
  • lunch to keep your energy up
  • A drink to bring on the water with you


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Why Choose Rock The Boat Activities


32 years ofCombined Experience

RTB has been founded by outdoor professionals who are not only coach’s but also have competed internationally. With this wealth of knowledge, we are able to tailor your activities and make the outdoors a safe & enjoyable environment to learn and experience.



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