SUP Inland Open Water Leader: Training

Run over two days, the British Canoeing Stand Up Paddleboard Inland Open Water Leader training course will support the development of your personal skill level and leadership ability to lead a group of paddlers in moderate inland open waters (force 4 winds) and Grade 1 moving water.

The training emphasises the application of a variety of techniques appropriate for exposed open water and grade 1, requiring the paddler to perform appropriate and effective manoeuvres in real situations.

The training covers four key areas:

  • Personal paddling skills
  • Rescue skills
  • Safety, leadership and group skills
  • Theory