Happy New Year!
The 3 and 4 Star awards are part of a personal development scheme run by the British Canoe Union and during 2007 the sea-kayaking awards will undergo significant change.
Doug Cooper helped devise the new awards and in the first podcast of 2007 he explains what’s changing and what’s not.
Doug is head of paddle-sports at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, and also did last month's podcast on Greenland. Fortunately, he's an entertaining and well informed speaker, because he'll also be doing the second January Podcast. In response to a specific request I received, Doug will explain the skills and experience needed to complete the 5 Star award, demolishing some of the myths along the way.
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