Discover course 08-05-2024 – Paddle UK
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FCC Discover course
Date:Wed 15 May 18:15 – Wed 5 Jun 2024 19:45
Booking Window: Tue 07 22:00 – Wed 15 May 2024 14:00
Location:Frome Canoe Club, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE
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Total number of places12
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Organiser Frome Canoe Club
Frome Canoe Club welcome paddlers of all ages, abilities and interests, we are based at Market Yard in the centre of Frome next to the Cheese & Grain and meet weekly for paddling and training sessions. We have a good programme of events, white water kayaking is one of the popular activities that members enjoy. Frome Canoe Club also has a strong slalom focus and competes in many events during the year as well as hosting two national competitions at our slalom site near Rode.
Main Contact
Chris Wilde

Event Description

It’ll help you develop a better understanding of the fundamentals of paddling.

What is the Discover Award?

The Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, as you become a more skilled and independent paddler. Through this award you will learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling.

Who is it for?

Anyone of any age who want to develop their skills on the water. You don’t need any previous experience to take your Discover Award, just the desire for fun and learning!  You don’t need to be a strong swimmer but you need to be confident in the water. FCC is offering the award in kayak or canoe.

Why should I do the Discover Award?

If you want to develop some skills, or feel like you need to expand your basic paddling knowledge further, this is the award you need. The award covers topics such as:

Encouraging independent decision making on different bodies of water covering safety and weather aspects too.

Preparing for self-guided adventures

Equipment you will need for a variety of paddle trips

Further developing your canoe &  kayak paddling and rescue skills

Where and when?

The course takes place at Frome Canoe club, Market yard, in the centre of Frome  and will run on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings. 

No previous paddling experience  required.

Buoyancy aids, helmets, cags and a limited number of small wetsuits are available. Wear clothing suitable for getting wet (wetsuit is ideal) and a pair of daps/trainers. Bring a towel and change of clothes. Shower and changing rooms available.
If participant is under 18 then a responsible adult needs to remain on site during the session or they are welcome to join in.

Parking Public pay and display carpark
Changing Facilities Yes in club house
Showers Yes in Clubhouse
Toilets Yes in Clubhouse
Lockers Small lockers for valuables


The cancellation policy for this event is the responsibility of the organiser. Please use the contacts for this to request details.


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