The new Star Award scheme provides the support and encouragement paddlers need to get out and go paddling.
The initial awards are generic, encouraging paddlers to experience the various disciplines of Paddlesport available, with paddlers ‘specialising’ at the Three Star Award.
The emphasis of these initial awards is to develop personal skills and gain independence.
Sea Kayak Sardinia offers BCU Star Test Training and Assessments in one, two and three star.
1 Star – A flat water award that demonstrates that an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills. The one star can be taken in any kind of paddlesport craft.
2 Star – An improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desired movement of the boat and developing an understanding into how the paddle, boat and water-interact. Training and assessment available for both.
1 Star Training and Assessment (6 hr) – 90€
2 Star Training and Assessment (2 days, 6.5hrs per day) – 170€
This is the new 3 Star course as of the 1st September 2007. Gaining the award demonstrates that you are a competent journeying on the sea, in calm to moderate seas with winds less than force 3.
3 Star Training (2 days, 7 hrs per day) – 185€
3 Star Assessment (1 day, 6.5 hrs) – 90€