BC 1 star

BC 1 Star

Course Aim:

The BCU 1 Star is a clear stepping-stone to becoming a paddler.

Designed as a basic award, the 1 Star is the level people would typically reach after an introductory course of 6 hours quality water time.


Candidates must be water confident, and ideally should be able to swim (this is desirable but not essential).


This award can be taken in any type of paddle sport craft, including:

  • Solo and crew boats of all descriptions
  • All competition craft
  • Sit-on-tops
  • Stand up paddle boards

If less than 14 years of age the Lee Valley White Water Centre junior paddlesport development course or the BCU Paddlepower program maybe more appropriate.

Find out more about the other Personal Awards available to complete with Rock the Boat Activities.