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Paddlesport Safety Rescue course (PSRC) - Formally FSRT




1 Day

About the Course

The Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course (PSRC), formally FSRT is a British Canoeing Award intended for all paddlers, coaches and volunteers.

It is a one day course based on providing information and skills on how to safely rescue on flat water. This course is based around doing rescues using SUP’s, Kayaks and Canoes.

The PSRC provides information on how to do rescues safely, what to wear paddling, how to tow someone, ways on calling for help, and general information useful to take away paddling with you.

This course is a brilliant one to come to if you are a novice paddler and want some information on how to deal with common challenges on the water. It is a good course to do especially if you are planning on going away, or paddling yourself personally.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Paddlesports Instructor Award (PSI).


13th Jan 2024

27th Jan 2024

25th Feb 2024 

17th March 2024


  • To be confident to swim in paddling gear

  • To either hold the British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddle Explore Award or to have equivalent ability, and boat control because of the nature of the course.

  • This is available to all ages

  • First Aid not required

  • Sign up for a British Canoeing Membership


Minimum age is 8

What to bring

We will be getting in and out the water all day. This is a 6 hour course, starting at 9am and finishing around 5pm.

  • Bring appropriate wet clothes for rescues such as a wetsuit. If you don’t own one, ask us and we can provide a drysuit.

  • Bring dry, warm clothes for after.

  • Bring a packed lunch, a hot drink, plenty of water. There is a café at the top of the hill if you want to buy a coffee or a pizza too.


Bewl Water, Wadhurst, UK

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