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Kayak and paddlesports courses for adults

The Weymouth Paddlesports Academy is situated on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It benefits from easy access to a variety of high quality paddling venues to ensure you maximise your time learning rather than travelling. Within 8 miles you'll find sheltered harbours and bays, the fleet tidal lagoon, tidal races, rock hopping and sea caves.

We have a range of boats and high quality coaches to meet your paddling needs.

What we offer

We have a range of activity options for adults. These include courses, bespoke group bookings and one to one sessions. You can also book activities for yourself and your family.

Courses

Our courses are designed to accommodate for a range of abilities, and range from 1 to 4 days. 

If your course runs over a day you can stay at our centre in one of our classrooms for £13 a night. You will need to bring your own bed but you would have full use of our facilities. This includes a kitchen, toilets, showers, drying room and Wi-Fi. We also have a secure car park and boat storage.

Prices include British Canoeing provider fee.

British Canoeing: safety training

British Canoeing: safety trainingDatesPrice
Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning (CNTP)
  • 23 September 2020
  • 7 October 2020
  • 16 November 2020
  • 7 December 2020
£62
+ £10 provider fee
+ £5/£10 certificate fee

British Canoeing: personal skills

British Canoeing:
personal skills courses
DatesPrice
Sea Kayak Award training
or assessment

(formerly 3 star award)
Choose 1 or 2 day course
  • 24 and 25 September 2020
  • 5 and 6 October 2020
  • 11 and 12 November 2020
  • 8 and 9 December 2020
£82 for
1 day course
£160 for
2 day course
+ £10/£20
certificate
fee
Coastal Sea Kayak
Award training

2 day training is 
available on request.
(next level for personal
skills above Sea Kayak Award)
  • 24 September 2020
  • 13 October 2020
  • 17 November 2020
  • 8 December 2020
£82
+  £10/£20
certificate
fee
Surf Kayak Award training
or assessment
  • 21 September 2020
£82 
+ £10/£20
certificate
fee
Progressive Surf Kayak
Award training
  • 21 September 2020
£82

British Canoeing: leadership courses

British Canoeing leadership coursesDatesPrice
Sea Kayak Leader Training
2 day course
(formerly 4 star leader/
moderate water leader)
Must hold CNTP certificate
  • 24 and 25 September 2020
  • 8 and 9 October 2020
  • 17 and 18 November 2020
  • 8 and 9 December 2020
£168
+ £10
provider fee
Paddlesport Leader Training
2 day course
  • 15 and 16 September 2020
  • 26 and 27 October 2020
£143
+ £10 
provider
fee

British Canoeing: coaching courses

British Canoeing
coaching courses
DatesPrice
Core Coach training 
2 day course
  • 28 to 29 September 2020
  • 19 and 20 November 2020
£175
+ £20
provider
fee
Sheltered Water Coach
training
 
2 day course
You must have attended 
core or old Level 2
coach training
  • 22 and 23 October 2020
  • 26 and 27 November 2020
£175
+ £20
provider
fee

Sea Kayak Coach training
2 day course

  • 1 and 2 October 2020
£175
+ £20
provider
fee
Coaching the Mind:
foundation module
  • 2 December 2020: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
£39
+ £10
provider
fee
+ £5/£10
certificate
fee

Recreational courses and events

CourseDatesPrice
  • 22 September 2020
£82/£160
  • group surf
  • white water
  • sea
  • SUP
  • Mega SUP
by arrangement (minimum of 4 people) £82

Beginner: learn to kayak, canoe or SUP

Improver: develop kayak, canoe or SUP

  • 23 September 2020
  • 7 October 2020
£82/£160

Learn to sea kayak on a day journey
1 day course

  • 22 September 2020
  • 7 October 2020
  • 15 October 2020
£82
Improver: sea kayak
  • 24 and 25 September 2020
  • 5 and 6 October 2020
  • 11 and 12 November 2020
  • 8 and 9 December 2020
£82/£160
Advanced: sea kayak
  • 24 September 2020
  • 8 October 2020
  • 17 November 2020
  • 8 December 2020

£82
Improver or advanced
surf kayak
  • 21 September 2020
£82
Classroom navigation/
tidal planning course
  • 23 September 2020
  • 7 October 2020
  • 16 November 2020
  • 7 December 2020
£62
Jurassic Coast
sea kayak event:
coaching or
guided journeys:
2 day courses

On request, includes:

  • coach
  • boats
  • equipment
  • 2 nights' accommodation

£120pp
minimum
7 people

Accommodation
in classrooms

with use of:

  • kitchen
  • showers
  • secure car park
  • boat storage
  • WiFi

£13 per person per night

Sea kayak multi-day
expedition to Greece
5 day course

7 to 14 November 2020
to be confirmed

£799 +
flights
to be 
confirmed

Circumnavigate Portland
(previous sea kayak experience required)
  • 18 September 2020
  • 21 October 2020

£82

One to one sessions

We offer one to one coaching in all activities with our range of high quality and experienced coaches. Maximise your enjoyment and progress with a session that suits your pace and learning style.

Private group bookings

Arrange your own group for recreational paddling or a BC course.

Find the centre


Knightsdale Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 0HS

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