A multi-craft fleet practicing rescues on a lake

The Paddle UK Inland Open Water Safety and Rescue Course is a fantastic opportunity to discover and practice a broad range of rescues that will be useful to you when paddling on larger bodies of open water, in wind up to force 4. It is open to paddlers of any craft suitable for the open water environment, and can be tailored to the needs of the group.


We will spend most of the day in the water, and regularly be out in windy conditions, so you do need to be paddling at a standard where you are comfortable in F4, and have done some rescues in more sheltered conditions before. You will need to be well prepared and kitted up to be soggy a lot, but the atmosphere is of fun, experimentation and problem solving. This is a training course and not as assesment, so the pressure is off and you can try out any ideas, and ask all those niggling questions.

There's lots of information about the OWSR here, or if you'd like to have a chat about the suitability of this course for you, just drop me a line.

A group of caneists rescuing a capsised paddler

I can come to your club or centre to deliver these courses for you (just get in touch to arrange), or you can book onto one of my open courses below.
Open courses are £120 per person.

Courses marked * in the table are one's I am running with, or for, another provider. If you are interested in one of these just email me and I'll put you in touch with the person dealing with enquiries and bookings for that course.

Open training courses coming up in 2024:

Date Location
March 11th
October 21st
North Wales