Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Bob's open canoe weekend.

Bob's Open Canoe Weekend

2nd to the 5th July at Axmouth Devon

This year will mark the twentieth anniversary of this very popular event, and in celebration of his memory, it will now formally be referred to as Bob’s Open Canoe weekend, after Bob Ottley who passed away in 2008. Bob as many people in the BCU and Open Canoe Association will be aware, contributed a great deal to the sport and in particular open canoeing. He received the BCU’s special award for Services to Canoeing in January 2008. Over the years the weekend has expanded to four days offering a varied programme of skill development (1 to 3 star), assessment (1 star), scenic paddles along the Jurassic coast and of course a chance to meet and renew friendships i.e. BBQs and drink. Two things make this event very special, first the expertise and experience of the coaches leading the activities and then there’s the variety of paddling possibilities - estuary, sea and river. All abilities and ages are welcome. The event is based at Axmouth in Devon and camping facilities are available. You will need to book in advance. Further details and a booking form can be found at: www.axevalecc.co.uk or by contacting Val Ottley on 01460-63812