BC 1 Star Course

Come along to Harbour Challenge in Poole Dorset to start your kayaking adventure,whether you are starting out in a sit-on-top kayak or whether you are an experienced paddler looking for some professional qualifications, we have the course for you

The One star is an introductory course designed to give you all the skill’s you need to make a start in paddlesport. A pre requisite for membership to many clubs or just a passport to the rest of your paddling journey! The course covers boat handling and general theory. Our instructors will ensure that all the building blocks are in place in a fun safe environment designed to ensure you reach your full potential.

A day-long, introductory award that requires no previous experience. By the end of the day you will have encountered a number of different craft and will know how to move your boat forwards, backwards and sideways, along with a capsize drill.

BC 1 Star Improver Course

BC 1 Star Improver Course

BC 1 Star Improver Course

This is a great course for those who have just passed their BCU 1 Star but feel they need a bit more practice and time on the water. On this 1 day course you spend the majority of the morning on the water refining the skills previously learnt on the BCU 1 Star Course.

Whether you are starting out in a sit-on-top kayak or whether you are an experienced paddler looking for some professional qualifications, we have the course for you

The One star is an introductory course designed to give you all the skill’s you need to make a start in paddlesport. A pre requisite for membership to many clubs or just a passport to the rest of your paddling journey! The course covers boat handling and general theory. Our instructors will ensure that all the building blocks are in place in a fun safe environment designed to ensure you reach your full potential.

A day-long, introductory award that requires no previous experience. By the end of the day you will have encountered a number of different craft and will know how to move your boat forwards, backwards and sideways, along with a capsize drill.


BC 2 Star Course

A generic paddlesport award that takes place in both closed cockpit kayaks and open canoes. Two Star is a pre-requisite to becoming a BCU coach. The training will introduce you to all the strokes required to manoeuvre both craft competently and prepare you for the assessment.

The two star course will focus on kayak and canoes to give you a broad range of paddling skills it is a pre requisite for aspirant level 1 coaches or a great way to improve your skill’s whilst working out which areas of the sport you enjoy the most.

This course takes place over two days and is a great award for those looking to develop their already existing skills.

BC 2 Star Course

BC 2 Improver Course

BC 2 Improver Course

This is a great course for those who have just passed their BCU 2 Star but feel they need a bit more practice and time on the water. On this 1 day course you spend the majority of the morning on the water refining the skills previously learnt on the BCU 2 Star Course.

A generic paddlesport award that takes place in both closed cockpit kayaks and open canoes. Two Star is a pre-requisite to becoming a BCU coach. The training will introduce you to all the strokes required to manoeuvre both craft competently and prepare you for the assessment.

The two star course will focus on kayak and canoes to give you a broad range of paddling skills it is a pre requisite for aspirant level 1 coaches or a great way to improve your skill’s whilst working out which areas of the sport you enjoy the most.

This course takes place over one day and is a great award for those looking to develop their already existing skills.