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Paddle Safer Award

If you're a new or inexperienced paddler and want to learn how to stay safe in sheltered water, this is the award for you.

Cost: £25 for members and £35 for non-members

Duration: half a day

The Paddle Safer Award is designed for anyone new to paddling, or relatively inexperienced, wanting to gain knowledge and raise awareness of paddling safely in a sheltered water environment, in or on the craft that they paddle. Typical craft would include kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards (SUPs), sit on tops and inflatables.

If you've completed the Paddle Start Award, this will build on your skills and knowledge to help you feel safe, confident and ready to progress to your next awards.

What will I learn?

  • Suitable clothing and safety equipment

  • About your craft and its features, and safety considerations

  • Your environment and weather conditions

  • Planning for your paddle

  • Essential safety and rescue skills

What does it cost?

£25 per person for members and £35 per person for non-members

How long will it take?

Half a day

How do I book?

By emailing us at

How do I become a member?

Check out the Membership page and download a membership form

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