BCU Awards

BCU Awards


Hinckley Canoe Club run British canoe One Star and Two Star Awards for adults on Thursday nights.
For younger members we run one star and then they go onto paddle power discover.

View our Paddle Sports Development Flow Chart

BCU One Star

The BCU One Star is a Flat Water Award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills.

The One Star can be taken in any kind of paddlesport craft (e.g. Sit-on-Top Kayak, Slalom C2 Kayak, Polo Boat, Sea Kayak, Racing Canoe etc.)


BCU Two Star

The BCU Two Star is 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.


Paddle Power Discover

Paddlepower is an exciting and colourful scheme that has been designed to meet the needs of young paddlers aged roughly 12-15 years. The scheme allows young paddlers to experience all aspects of the sport, including competition and adventure elements.


BCU Three Star

Through our beginner White Water sessions and our pool sessions you can also progress to three star in White Water Kayak and Canoe.  Some club members have also obtained Three Star Sea Kayak on our Sea Kayaking weekends.

Cadet Leader Award

For more details please read the Cadet Leader Award.