Bray Lake Watersports

Canoe tuition
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Course Price: £269

Learn to paddle with confidence

This exciting package will quickly get the complete beginner paddling with confidence. 

  • Run at weekends on a group tuition basis
  • The Start Kayak/Canoe takes your through the basics of paddling, working towards the BCU 1 Star certificate.
  • The Intermediate Kayak/Canoe course will develop those skills learnt on the Start course and introduce you to more advanced skills which will ultimately give you the freedom to paddle with confidence on placid and running water.
  • Inclusive supervised hire of up to 6 hours plus wetsuit and buoyancy aid hire (worth up to £120).
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Course Price: £149

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This course is an excellent starting point for the complete beginner and will provide you witht the perfect introduction into a diverse water sport.  Most of the tuition will on-water where you will quickly learn the basics of paddling, including:

  • Launching and landing
  • Steering, turning and stopping
  • Introduction to various stroke techniques
  • Capsize prevention
  • Complimentary 2 hours free hire on successful completion

On completion of the course, the BCU 1 Star certificate will enable you to paddle on placid water with confidence.  If you are keen to learn how to paddle on moving water you will need to go on to complete the intermediate course, or why not sign up for the full Fast Track package.

If you should require further time to gain your certificate, we will invite you back completely free of charge.

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Course Price: £89

Give paddlesports a go

This is the first half of the Start Kayak/Canoe course which covers:

  • Basics of launching and landing
  • Paddling forwards
  • How to steer, turn and stop

If you enjoy yourself, and to want to continue paddling, sign up for Part B and you will have gained all the skills necessary to paddle on placid waters other than at Bray Lake. More details below.

On completion of this course, you will be eligible for the Bray Lake Club Licence which allows you to hire at Bray Lake. More details below.


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Course Price: £89

Paddle with Confidence

This course is ideal if you've already tried a bit of kayaking or canoeing and simply want to attain the 1 star level.

  • You will develop your paddling strokes
  • You will improve your boat handling skills
  • You will be taught how prevent capsize

By the end of the session you will be paddling in all directions with confidence.

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Course Price: £30

Enjoy Regular Paddle Coaching

The Club Licence is unique to Bray Lake Watersports and is your gateway to discovering a whole new lifestyle enjoying water sports. 

Gaining a Club Licence is easy - simply sign up and complete an Intro course (Part A) in either windsurfing, sailing or kayaking and you will immediately be eligible for the Bray Lake Licence.

What are the benefits of a Club Licence?

  • Dedicated coaching sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning (2 hours) - this is an ideal time for the novice sailor or paddler to get in some practise as the Lake tends to be much quieter.
  • Dedicated instructor on hand - the instructor will ensure you get out on the water safely, with the right equipment suitable for your ability. Safety cover is provided at all times, so if you should find yourself in the reeds, the instructor will be on hand to retreive you and offer further guidance.
  • Work towards higher levels at your own pace - you can easily gain a level of competency within a couple of sessions, however, it will depend on how frequently you get out on the water and inevitably, weather conditions (bit out of our control!)
  • Discount on hire rates - there is a 10% discount on hire rates for all those with a Club Licence. You can increase your discount rate by becoming a member of the club.
  • Discount on shop purchases - whilst you don't need to buy anything to start with, you might like to consider purchasing your own wetsuit, buoyancy aid or wet shoes.
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