Progressive Canoe Award
Your Progressive Canoe Award endorses your ability to apply appropriate decision making skills for a safe day out canoeing on grade 2(3) rivers and large areas of open water.
On open inland water, you might be up to 500m from shore and in winds up to and including force 4. If travelling on the sea, you would be using sheltered areas, small bays and harbours with the minimal possibility of being blown offshore. When on the sea, you will be happy operating in force 3 winds (force 2 if the wind direction is offshore). This award should be seen as a sound basis for independently building the experience and expertise associated with Advanced Canoe Award holders.
• None, You can direct acess any of the personal performance awards as a guide however see below
• A consistent BC 3 Star or BC Canoe Award standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the Progressive Canoe Award;
• The ability to swim confidently in moving water, wearing normal paddling clothes
During your Award we will be looking at
Planning & Preparation Prevents poor performance,
Personal Paddling Skills, Developing your flat water strokes to develop efficiency and more them into the WW environment, looking at making it smooth and effortless for you as you move around the river
River running tactics for you and group:
Rescue Skills, Personal & group
Safety, Leadership & Group Skills, looking at what makes a safe team and how you can be an integral part of the whole process to make your decent down the river Fun and safe
Self reflexion and development, Helping to make every day a learning day as well as coach feedback & development plan