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WINDERMERE CANOE KAYAK PRESENTS THE 6TH ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE RACE!

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The Summer Solstice has always been a time for celebration; we are reminded of Pagan rituals and bonfires. Why not create your own Solstice tradition and join us on the water for the 6th annual Windermere Canoe Kayak Summer Solstice Festival.
This year is going to be bigger and better then ever. We will be celebrating the longest day by paddling the longest lake in England. All man powered boats/boards are welcome to paddle the 10.5 mile course or 5 mile course over the weekend. There will be prizes for each category as well as a BBQ finale and evening entertainment.
Joining us will be the folks from GoCanoeing, Palm Equipment, We-no-Nah, Grey Owl, SUP North, Peak UK and Fyne Boat Kits.
There will be canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and paddles all available for demo or taster sessions throughout the weekend. Everyone is welcome! There is something to do whether you’re just getting into the sport, or an accomplished paddler!
Enter the race solo, come as a pair, or even a team.

The Windermere Summer Solstice Lake Race is an exciting event held on England’s longest lake, at the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. The race involves paddlers of all abilities completing either the half or full length of Windermere, and is open to an array of boats from surf skis to canoes. Over the years we have seen everything from whitewater rafts and dragon boats, through to sit-on-top kayaks and handmade wooden canoes. The aim of the game is to get as many paddlers involved, enjoying England’s longest lake on the longest day of the year (or as near to as possible) – some are there just for the journey and some are there to beat the race record!

There will be a BBQ and evening entertainment after the Long race on Saturday night. Camping is available at Fell Foot Wood Camping. To make a booking or for further details, please contact Barry Houghton on 015395 31014 or barryhoughton@btconnect.com.

These are the two options for paddlers to choose from before the day of the Windermere Canoe Kayak Solstice Race. There is an option for you regardless of your paddling ability:-
1.) Long Course (10.5 Miles) – (Experienced only) Taking place on Saturday 21st June from Waterhead to Fell Foot
2.) Standard Course (5.5 Miles)- (Most participants with reasonable experience) Taking place on Sunday 22nd June from Fell Foot to Ferry Nab

Entrance Fee: £16 (Per Applicant) or £25 (with hire)

Registration for the long course will open from 9am – 10:45 at Waterhead. The race will aim to start at 11am.
The short course registration will be held at Fell Foot Park on the 22nd June from 9:30am – 11am for an 11:30 start

If you are interested in joining in then have a read of the race information and terms & conditions. Once you’ve had a look at these then download an application form and send it in before the day.

WCK Summer Solstice Application 2014

Race Information & Terms and Conditions 2014

Please ensure you read all the information provided before returning your application form. Return your application forms by post or email.

By Post: Windermere Canoe Kayak, Ferry Nab Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JH

By Email: office@windermerecanoekayak.com

All cheques must be payable to “Total Adventure Ltd”

You can also pay over the phone or pop in to the shop!

We look forward to celebrating another successful event. Good luck!

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Christmas present dilemma?

Struggling for Christmas present ideas?

Buying for that person that just has everything?

Have no idea what size or colour to get?

STRUGGLE NO MORE!!

Why not get them a Windermere Canoe Kayak Gift Voucher?

Let your friends and family choose their own gift this year, guaranteed success every time!

 

Voucher

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Come and try our October activities!

October Activity Programme

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Windermere Summer Solstice Lake Race Race Results 2013

Placing Long Course (10.5miles) Time
1 Great Britain Dragon Boat Team Dragon Boat 01:25:51
2 AlanTordoff Single Kayak 01:37:40
3 Ian Tordoff Single Kayak 01:38:59
4 Sharon Colley & Sean Thrower Tandem Kayak 01:42:44
5 Steve Whipp Single Kayak 01:44:07
6 Dave Bradburn & B McWulty Tandem Canoe 01:49:52
7 Nigel Morley Single Kayak 01:55:21
8 Alistain Hornsby & Steve Locke Tandem Kayak 01:55:44
9 Rob Jones Single Kayak 01:57:07
10 Three River Serpents Dragon Boat 01:57:27
11 Brian Denholm Outrigger Canoe 02:01:37
12 Tom & Astrid Gibbs Tandem Kayak 02:02:08
13 Malcolm Goodall Single Kayak 02:03:08
14 Kate Duttus Single Kayak 02:03:27
15 Chris Absolom Single Kayak 02:05:54
16 Paul Noble & Mick Kenyon Tandem Kayak 02:07:27
17 Paul Vousden Single Kayak 02:09:58
18 Ant Emmet & Catriona Sutherland Tandem Kayak 02:12:27
19 Paul Kitson Single Kayak 02:12:27
20 Stuart Bates Single Kayak 02:16:20
21 Lizelle Kemp Single Kayak 02:25:35
22 Trisha Corless Outrigger Canoe 02:32:45
23 Susie Turner Outrigger Canoe 02:33:32
24 Keni Mayes Outrigger Canoe 02:34:20
25 Paul Hill Single Kayak 02:49:16
26 Malcolm Stubbs Single Kayak 02:52:58
27 Mike Dagley Single Kayak 03:19:30
28 Chris & Brian Myers Tandem Canoe DNF
29 Darren Bell & Martin Campbell Tandem Canoe DNF
Placing Standard Course (5.5 miles) Time
1 Phil Smith Single Kayak 01:29:32
2 Geoffrey & Rory Black Tandem Kayak 02:33:51
3 Susie Hadden & Erin Beveridge Tandem Kayak 02:51:32
4 Paul Cookson Single Kayak 03:16:59
5 Kira King Single Kayak 03:17:58
6 Red Rose Rapids Raft Team Raft DNF
7 Andras Kaldos Single Kayak 3:20:00+
8 Jen Corbett Single Kayak 3:20:00+

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BCU Star Award Course Dates 2013

Are you feeling the need to get out and go paddling? How about learning some new skills? Why not gain an award in the process? The new Star Award scheme provides the support and encouragement for paddlers. The initial awards are generic, encouraging paddlers to experience the various disciplines of paddlesport available, with paddlers ‘specialising’ at the 3* Star Award. The emphasis of these initial awards is to develop personal skills.

Course Dates 2013

  • 3 Star Sea Kayak Assessment 28th July

  • 2 Star Training and Assessment 1st & 2nd August

  • 2/3 Star Sea Kayak Skills, Training or Assessment Weekend Adventure Camping out at Piel Island, Barrow. Friday Evening 16th – 18th August.

Contact us for more information and booking enquiries.

Email: office@windermerecanoekayak.com

Tel: 015394 44451

 

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Windermere Summer Solstice Lake Race 2013

Not long now till the Windermere Summer Solstice Lake Race 2013. I hope you’re as excited about it as we are. Lets pray for some sunshine this year! If you haven’t heard about it then here’s a little information about the race;

The Windermere Summer Solstice Lake Race race is an exciting event held on England’s longest lake, at the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. The race involves paddlers of all abilities completing either the half or full length of Windermere, and is open to an array of boats from surf skis to canoes. Over the years we have seen everything from whitewater rafts and dragon boats, through to sit-on-top kayaks and handmade wooden canoes. The aim of the game is to get as many paddlers involved, enjoying England’s longest lake on the longest day of the year (or as near to as possible) – some are there just for the journey and some are there to beat the race record!

These are the two options for paddlers to choose from before the day of the Windermere Canoe Kayak Solstice Race. There is an option for you regardless of your paddling ability:-
1.) Long Course (10.5 Miles) – (Experienced only – no ‘Sit on Tops’)
2.) Standard Course (5.5 Miles)- (Most participants with reasonable experience)

Entrance Fee: £12 (Per Applicant) or £22 (with hire)

The 2013 race will be held on Saturday June 22nd and the race will commence at 11am. Registration is between 9am – 10:45am.

If you are interested in joining in then have a read of the race information and terms & conditions. Once you’ve had a look at these then download an application form and send it in before the day.

Race Information & Terms and Conditions 2013

Application 2013

Please ensure you read all the information provided before returning your application form. Return your application forms by post or email.

By Post: Windermere Canoe Kayak, Ferry Nab Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JH

By Email: office@windermerecanoekayak.com

All cheques must be payable to “Grizedale Mountain Bikes Ltd”

You can also pay over the phone or pop in to the shop!

We look forward to celebrating another successful event. Good luck!

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2012

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WCK Supports Active Blu

Active Blu is a small company which provides high quality coaching for both swimmers and triathletes in a safe open water environment.

They offer a professional service, progressing swimmers’ fitness, technique and skills, as well as encouraging individuals of all levels to achieve their aspirations.

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Windermere Summer Solstice Lake Race Race Results

Windermere Summer Solstice

Lake Race Results

 

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KEEN Shoes Now In Stock @ WCK

New Keen Shoes In Stock

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