British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards

British Canoeing have competency awards that we run here at Vertical Blue in both Kayak and SUP.

SUP Sheltered Water Award


The Stand up Paddleboard award is designed for paddlers looking for recognition of their skills and development for a safe day out paddleboarding.

The SUP Sheltered Water Award enables you to understand how to plan and paddle a SUP in Sheltered waters to ensure you have the skills in place for an enjoyable trip.

See the SUP Sheltered Water Syllabus here

Sea Kayak Award


The Sea Kayak Award focuses on your paddling and decision making skills for a safe and enjoyable day out on the sea in winds up to force 3 and tides of upto 1 knot.  We can use Sea Kayaks or Sit On Tops for this course while looking at effective forward paddling, negotiating confined spaces and maintaining and changing direction.  We will also cover several different forms of rescues to ensure the safest trip on the sea.

See the Coastal Sea Kayak Award Syllabus here

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