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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 […]

“Trad” on the Tryweryn with the Canoefest Team

On Saturday 2nd May, Matt Mandrell and others from the Canoefest team will be available to take “Trad” Boaters onto the lower Tryweryn. Expect quite flexible arrangements, with scope to be guided and/or coached. This can be independently of the C-Boating with Kelvin Horner and Friends – or mixed in with the dudes in little boats.  We’ll send a […]

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 […]