The British Canoe Union (BCU), BC British Canoeing
The Canoeing Canoe Union (BCU) , now called BC British Canoeing is the most recognized and respected paddle sport coaching and awarding system in the world. Kayak Waveology’s coaches and visiting coaches are BCU and UKCC Level 3 trained professionals.
Assessments are great tools to measure your abilities at different levels of your paddle sport development. Students can effectively set goals, gain a clear understanding of required skills, and creates a clear pathway to motivate your future.
This 2017 season Kayak Waveology will offering BCU Training and Assessments from 2 Star up to 4 Star Sea Leader, and top it off this October around the time of the 9th Autumn Gales event we will be offering a BCU 5 Star Sea Leader Training.
Other BCU courses like Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning and Open Water Navigation will be running in 2017 as well. These courses are prerequisites for the BCU 4 and 5 Star awards.
From time to time through out the paddling season we have visiting BCU coaches from the UK and Europe visiting and helping running higher level BCU courses. Coaches like Nigel Dennis BCU national Trainer Assessor A 5, Keirron Tastagh Coach 5, Phil Clegg Coach 5, Axle Shchoevers Coach 4, Peter Jones Coach 4, Dale Williams Coach 5 asprint ACA L5 ITE.
Please keep an eye out for our schedule of BCU courses on our calendar.
Even if you have taken some of our “Free Form” courses, you have been exposed to the BCU methods. Our courses should serve as your benchmark to build those unshakable solid base of foundation skills that will only underpin your performance in rough water. If you are an open minded learner who likes challenges, the BCU will accelerate your mastery of this great sport.
As of recent the British Canoe Union has dropped the Union, and now is known as British Canoeing (BC). Our home nation information about British Canoeing in North America is called Paddle Sports North America, PNA. There web site is www.paddlesportsnorthamerica.com