Tuesday, 10 September 2013

CIWW White Water Festival 2013

The CIWW annual paddle event that brings canoeists and kayakers from far and wide.

The 2013 White Water Festival saw paddling manufacturers including Palm, Dagger, Pyranha, Jackson and Wavesport, offering demo boats to test on the course and showing off their latest products.

Of particular interest this year was Dagger's new boat, the Katana. A crossover kayak built for tackling white water, but also allows for easy cruising on the flat. Fantastic for multi-day trips.

Later in the day were the races.
The Dirty Dog Ducky Derby was as popular as ever, and the Palm Boater-Cross saw teams of paddlers racing down the course, completing challenges at certain points and trying to avoid as much chaos as possible. A lot of fun had by all.

Tom takes the Gold in the Duo Ducky Race

The evening came to a close with a performance from The Blims, some left over hog roast, and a few beers at the bar. A great way to end the Summer.

Friday, 6 September 2013

The Last Evening Paddle of the Summer

The days are getting shorter again and the water a little colder. 

The team waved goodbye to the Summer months while paddling around Mumbles lighthouse and over to Langland last night, taking in the stunning Welsh coastline scenery and enjoying a bit of seal watching.

Looks like we'll be in drysuits again before we know it!