Open Silver Paddleboarding Expedition

As one of the fastest growing watersports in the world, it’s no wonder more and more people are doing their Silver DofE Expedition in Paddleboarding. And the conditions are perfect here in Poole Harbour.

Can’t join the school or local group expedition but really need to complete your Silver Paddleboarding? You’ve come to the right place!  Come and join a Harbour Challenge Open Group, qualify for your Silver with others in the same position and make new friends.

Participants must be at a British Canoeing 1* level paddling to qualify for entry on these Expeditions.** 

We run both our Practice and Qualifying Expeditions over three days and two nights. With both Expeditions containing a full days training and familiarization at the beginning.

**We can provide this training at a extra cost.
Open Silver Paddleboarding Expedition

Pre-training and familiarization to include

Open Silver Paddleboarding Expedition
  • Equipment, food and cooking
  • Chart skills
  • Practical navigation
  • Route planning
  • Compass work
  • Packing bags and boards.
  • Basic first aid
  • Camp craft
  • Emergency procedures
  • Cost of campsite fees
  • Barrel/bags for kit
  • Expedition equipment, including tents, cooking stoves and fuel for stoves
  • Paddleboards, wetsuits, wind proofs and buoyancy aids
  • Support and guidance from our office before and after your Expedition

What's Included

  • Cost of campsite fees
  • Barrel/bags for kit
  • Expedition equipment, including tents, cooking stoves and fuel for stoves
  • Paddleboards, wetsuits, wind proofs and buoyancy aids
  • Support and guidance from our office before and after your Expedition

What’s not included:

  • All Expedition food (we will provide guidance prior to Expedition on what you will need)
  • Transport to and from location (we will give advice on the easiest way to get there including the use of public transport if required.)
  • Personal clothing and equipment
Open Silver Paddleboarding Expedition