Develop a solid foundation of paddling skills through Liquid Fusion Kayaking's British Canoe Union trainings and assessments.
PLEASE NOTE - BCU Programs are changing for 2019. We will continue to be a BCU provider and will update our website and calendar with the new programs in November 2019. If you are interested in earning a BCU 3 Star Sea Award this year, please contact us.
The British Canoe Union is the most recognized international governing body for paddlesports for both coaching and individual awarding systems. The BCU trainings and Star awards give paddlers and coaches a systematic approach to develop and assess paddling skill levels. Instructors, outfitters, and symposium organizers use BCU Star Awards to ensure that paddlers have prerequisite skills for outings and classes.
Liquid Fusion Kayaking offers the following BCU Training and Assessments:
BCU 1 Star - Safety, regard for equipment, and fun are the key components of the 1 Star Award. BCU 1 Star Syllabus
BCU 2 Star Training - Develop the foundation skills for paddling including boat control (forward, backward, sideways, turning, bracing) and safety and rescue. BCU 2 Star Syllabus
BCU 2 Star Assessment - On sheltered water, demonstrate that you've got the basic kayaking skills that include boat control and safety and rescue in more than one type of craft (sea kayak, canoe, whitewater kayak). BCU 2 Star Syllabus
BCU 3 Star Sea Training - Put the "sea" in your sea kayaking. Take your paddling skills into moderate conditions that involve currents and bumpy waters. At the 3 star level, we will practice surf launch and landing and rescue skills in moving water as well as do precision stroke work to hone your technique to maximize efficiency in all conditions. BCU 3 Star Sea Syllabus
BCU 3 Star Sea Assessment - Demonstrate that you have the skills to be a competent member of a group in moderate conditions. Skills include precision boat control with strokes that are efficient and technically correct, boat control in bumpy water, surf zone launching and landing skills, individual and buddy rescue, navigation, and route planning.