PzCC Canoe Club Beginners Courses

All Penzance canoe Club Coaches are ‘British Canoe Union’ Certified


BCU UKCC Level 1 or above Certified Coaches in Paddlesport.

PzCC Beginners Course Cost

Per Adult

Per Child

Penzance Canoe Club offer a 4 session minimum beginner’s courses from April to the end of October with each course session approximately 3 hrs long.

 If you are interested in joining a course then please send an email to the Introduction Course Coordinator. You will be contacted with more information and your name will be added to the club waiting list to keep you informed on any course spaces as they come up.

Course details:

The Penzance Canoe Club beginner’s course includes the Canoe England 1 star award.

This will give the participant the core basic skill in paddlesport and the basic safety knowledge required.

The cost is £60 for adults (over 18yrs) £40 Juniors (Under 18 yrs)

This fee includes all equipment required to paddle, training and use of our excellent clubhouse changing facilities.

The sessions will usually include a range of craft.

Most sessions will have a coach and an assistant to about 8 trainees.

Juniors can take part  in courses, unaccompanied, from age 11yrs

10 year olds (minors) can  take part only if accompanied by an experienced and competent adult paddler for each minor

Courses are based at the Penzance harbour.

Coaches are completely voluntary and often run the sessions on evenings with sessions often starting at 6.30pm or at the weekend.

Each session (four minimum) will be approx. 2 hours 30 mins long

All coaches are fully trained, qualified and most importantly capable of running beginner sessions safely and to a high standard.

Once your beginners’ course is completed you will be welcome to join the club. You will also be offered a 50% discount on the membership fee for a limited time after completing the course. As a club member you can then attend club paddling nights, trips and events for the season.

Please note equipment hire fees will be payable by all members that want to use any club equipment during club nights or events.

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