River Festival

 The date for the summer River Festival and Training camp for 2019 is Wednesday 14th August until Sunday 18th August 2019.

The training camp is aimed at developing canoeing skills with an introduction to moving water, it will be open to all abilities with flat water sessions taking place throughout the four days.

 All equipment will be provided and qualified instructors will be at hand to give advice and guidance.

 Programme of events

Wednesday:-The morning will be spent setting up camp and registering in the control which will be situated in the Canoe centre.

As soon as everyone is registered we will have groups getting on the water with their allocated instructors. Canoeing will finish by approximately 6pm and the evening entertainment will start soon after. The control will be open from 8.30am each day.

Thursday: Safety cover and coaching on the river will start from 9am until 6pm, there will be group time allocated and each group will have a chance to paddle in the morning and afternoon. Canoeing will finish by approximately 6pm and the evening entertainment will start soon after.

Friday: Safety cover and coaching on the river will start from 9am until 6pm, there will be group time allocated and each group will have a chance to paddle in the morning and afternoon. Canoeing will finish by approximately 6pm and the evening entertainment will start soon after.

Saturday: Safety cover on the river will start from 9am and paddlers can have some last minute practice on the course. The competition will start at 12 noon and finish by 5pm. The competition itself will be a slalom and paddlers will have to paddle down through the green and up through the red gates marked on the course. Prizes will then be given to the paddlers who did well in various age categories.  Prize giving will finish by approximately 6pm and the evening entertainment will start soon after.

Division 2 and 3 races will take place on the river and division 4 races will take place on the Lake.

After the racing finishes we will have a fun race, our international KAYATHLON to raise funds for our community run leisure centre, Calon Tysul.

Sunday:– Throughout the day there will be various fun events ranging from surf kayaking, coasteering, rock climbing, river swims, freestyle kayaking, ww rafting.

There will be various activities each evening which will include Bar-B-Q’s, WW Rafting, River Swims, Rock Climbing, Nature walks, etc

The cost for this event will include all your food, camping, evening entertainment, coaching, equipment, entry to the competition.

The total cost is:

(FULL TICKET) £75 for the 5 days including, camping, food and coaching. (OR)

(PER DAY) £20 per day including, camping, food and coaching. (OR)

(JUST CAMP / SPECTATE) £4 per night just for camping. (OR)

(JUST CAMP / SPECTATE / FOOD) £10 per day including camping and food.

Please contact Gareth Bryant if you require any further information. 01559363209

What you need to bring:

Tent, Sleeping bag, Spare clothes, Wetsuit, kayak and kayaking kit (If you have any), cutlery, Plates, torch, towel, mug/cup.

What we will sort out for you:

A place to put your Tent, Wetsuit, kayak and kayaking kit (If you don’t have any), Breakfast, Lunch, evening meal, washing facilities, toilets, instructors.

To enter please fill in the form provided and return it to me as soon as possible at the following address :

Gareth Bryant
Uwch Nar Afon
Pont-Tyweli
Llandysul
Ceredigion
SA44 4AJ
01559 362907