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Darting Around On The Dee

On Monday 4th, the Canoefest team will be based at Llangollen Outdoors – formerly known as Mile End Mill. Highlights will include: River Rescue & Incident Management for Canoeists – with Chris Onions and Tim Bird “Does Leadership Exist” with Dave Kohn-Hollins Upstream Travel with Jules Burnard C-Boaters @ Play Half-day coaching is available at 1:4 levels for £15 / […]

“Leave No Trace” with Ian Purkis

On Saturday 2nd May we’ve got Ian Purkis offering a half-day taster of what we’re hoping to add into the regular OCA calendar as entire weekends centred on Leave No Trace training – all especially developed by canoeists, for canoeists! This 3 hour taster-session will look at things like: Site selection for camping and minimising the effects of […]

Upstream Travel with Jules Burnard

On Monday 4th May, Veteran expedition canoeist and leading coach Jules Burnard of Voyageur Canoeing will be running a full day on Upstream Travel on the River Dee (Llangollen area). This will NOT be a series of set-piece workshops in a short stretch of river: the idea is to travel in a meaningful manner and […]

Canoe Sailing with the Open Canoe Sailing Group

Over the weekend of 2nd-3rd May Canoefest 2015 has a base on Lynn Brenig – a great place to harness the wind! Advice and guidance will be available all weekend for those on the Core Programme – and Sunday afternoon we’ve got an intensive workshop – available on the booking form. If you’re an experienced canoe sailor you might also be […]

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 […]