Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Palm Big Paddle.

This weekend saw the Palm Big Paddle. A celebration of thirty years of Palm gear. The weekend was based on the River Wye at Symonds Yat, with camping, entertainment, competitions, guided paddles, a shuttle bus service, demo boats and much more!

Enjoying one of the guided tours

Team AS watersports dropped in to see what was going on. Mitch and his family enjoyed a guided trip down the River from Kerne bridge. Mitch also built a super streamlined Cardboard canoe for a cardboard canoe race!

One of the cardboard canoes in action

Andy Knight and Bob Slee try out some Tandem SUP paddling (or is that flying?!)

Team AS on the water on Sunday

Jim and Louise dropped in for Saturday nights entertainment, Live music and DJ's rocked the Big top till the small hours! Then Sunday saw some paddling action. Jim paddling his squirt boat whilst Louise took on the Mighty 'Yat Rapids' in her Canoe.

Mitch (the human cannon ball) and Bob Slee tackle the rapids at Symonds Yat
What an excellent weekend the Big Paddle was!
I think its appropriate to say thank you for the 30 years that Andy Knight has dedicated to paddlesports. The effort that Andy and his team at Palm Equipment have put into making a wide range of excellent products that makes our sport so much more enjoyable and fun. The Big Paddle 30 year celebration weekend proved just how much fun it is.
Thank you to Andy Knight, Bob Slee and all the Palm team.