3 Star Sea Kayak Training & Assessment

Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves as an able improving sea paddler rather than a beginner.

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During assessment the candidate would be able to demonstrate personal competence paddling in wind conditions of no more than Beaufort Force 3 or Sea State 3 as part of a led group.

Assessment Prerequisites

  • Provide evidence of at least 3 different journeys on the sea, of about 3 hours duration (8nm) each
  • A consistent BCU 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak Award; it is recommended that the candidate holds the BCU 2 Star Award
  • The ability to swim confidently in the sea environment, wearing normal paddling clothes


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