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Advanced Solo Canoe with Greg Spencer and/or Matt Blackwell

Advanced Solo Canoe means different things to different people… but in a few hours on Llyn Brenig, this session will focus on what one small part means – or could come to mean – to each participant. This introduction to American Canoe Association (ACA) ‘Freestyle’ will utilise modern solo canoes to inspire and nurture enthusiasm for subtlety, finesse and […]

Programme Details

May Day Bank Holiday Weekend is just around the corner – and that means Canoefest 2015! Highlights this year include: Coastal Canoing with Jules Burnard A Day of Coastal Play with Ray (Goodwin) C-Boat Coaching with Kelvin Horner and friends “Trad” on the Tryweryn with the Canoefest Team River Rescue & Incident Management for Canoeists – […]

Annual General Meeting

We recently sent out our very first mailing from our all-new Open Canoe Association website – launched just in time for our forthcoming Canoefest 2015 Rally and AGM! The mailing was an invitation to: Register, get involved and/or renew your memberships; Book for Canoefest 2015 Participate in our forthcoming AGM Please click here for the formal invitation to our Annual General Meeting, […]

Boat / Equipment Testing

Test an exceptional range of specialist WW boats, touring canoes, tandem canoes and more – assorted venues, as appropriate to the craft / kit! Manufacturers Present Hou Canoes Other boats present / represented: Solway Dory Lake Constance Canoes Wenonah Swift Canoe and Kayak Gatz Demo Paddles Downcreek Paddles

Hou Canoes

Great news – British manufacturer Hou Canoes is supporting Canoefest 2015. On Saturday 2nd May the demo fleet – and the General Manage, Justin Snell will be available at Lynn Brenig.  In addition, 1:1 arrangements can be made for Demo boats to be used – including off-site – on the Sunday or Monday. Take a look at our Programme to […]

Core Programme

Our core programme is for all ages and abilities – a mix of sessions and trips and including one very special treat.  Check out what Manzo Alejandro Cordero is bringing along… Of course, we’re staying completely on canoeing and canoe-culture for the rest – starting with Saturday as a “fun day” centred on an exclusive access arrangement for Lynn Brenig. Sessions starting at 9.30am, […]

Intermediate WW Skills with Caroline Carr

On Sunday 3rd May, Caroline Carr will be delivering a session on the lower Tryweryn looking at individualising coaching to develop your paddling further in white water environments. For details, see here. Options could cover: Efficient power transfer Tactical decision making Slowing down and speeding up… Suitable for: Paddlers with experience on Grade 2 rivers Bring: […]

Powering up – brains not brawn…

on Saturday 2nd May, from 1:30pm-4:30pm, Caroline Carr will be running a workshop on “How to get your power transfer really working for you in canoe” – download details here. “This workshop will look at maximising your power transfer to really get your canoe moving… We’ll also look at developing deep water strokes to get your paddle strokes smooth […]