British Canoeing Star Awards best suit paddlers aged 16 and over. The 1 star and 2 star awards are generic (involve canoe and kayak), encouraging paddlers to experience the various disciplines of Paddlesport available, with paddlers 'specialising' in particular disciplines from the 3 Star Award onwards. The emphasis of the 1, 2 and 3 star awards is developing personal skills and gaining independence. It is not essential to progress directly through the awards i.e. paddlers don't need to hold the lower award before progressing.
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