Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Birthday Paddle on Dartmoor

Though he looks the wrong side of thirty Liam turned 25 last week.

Too celebrate his quarter of a century Ewart, Jim and Liam hit the Dart Loop for dawn raid.

Ewart then had to leave us (someone had to work). Leaving Jim and Liam to have a couple runs of the Upper. The Moor was bathed in Winter Sunlight which allowed Jim and Simon (G17 kayaking) to get some classic Dartmoor Shots.

Liam and Jim on a early start
Simon Westgarth on Euthanasia

Low level fun







Kate Edhouse




Mark Allen, Liam And Jim
Photo: Gene17





Jack Butcher smooth as a button
Photo: Gene 17
























Thursday, 20 January 2011

2011



Hi All,




2011 is set to be another great year for paddle sports in the UK and beyond.


Lots of our highly skilled paddle sports athletes are training for the 2012 Olympics in Slalom, Marathon, and Rafting. The new Olympic White water course, Lee Valley will open its pumps to the public in April offering the thrills and spills of white water to lots more people who are unable to travel to the wilds of the UK.




Recreational paddling is set to continue growing as more people discover that canoeing and kayaking is one of the most fun things to do with water. Its for every one!
Day trips on the canal, fun sessions mucking about in the waves, crusing the estuary, or just floating on a lake, its all great fun so get involved. This year why not try at least one day doing another varity of paddling from your norm, you just might enjoy it.


Here at A.S Watersports we will be continuing to run our FREE 2 hr taster sessions through out the year, our next one is the 12th of Feb.

These sessions provide a great opportunity to come and try paddling if you have never done so.

A.S "on the water" went from strength to strength last year with our in house coach Liam introducing lots pof people to paddling and giving others much wanted skills and confidence to take their own paddling and them further.


Check out our course pages for all the latest: A.S "on the water"


Looking further down the line, the best paddle sports show in the SW returns in October.


The South West Canoe Show is the largest show this side of London. Held at the beggining of October to coinced with the white water season this show displays all the best in paddle sports. The UK'S biggest and best manufacturers and suppliers bring all the new shiny stuff for you to see and try. Free deoms are a great part of the show along with adventure travel and paddling talks, presentations and films. Practical work shops and on water displays are also great to see and take part in.


As always the show if free to enter, so arrive early and grab a show bargin while you can!
Canoe show mini site: www.swcanoeshow.co.uk Sat 1st Oct 2011 Exeter Quay


The paddling world is never one to sit still and there is lots of new kit on the way. Palm Equipment will be dropping their all new range in the spring, this collection of cags, pfds and accesories looks amazing and knocks the socks of a lot of product on the market.....


Sweet Protection always have kit to salivate over and the new collection coming in early spring is no different. Expect bright Euro styling with the well known Sweet quality. New cags, helmets and soft gear..... Very exciting. 2011 Sweet Protection Helmets 2011 Sweet paddling gear


Tootega are a new sit on top kayak company from the UK. These guys have lots of previous experience in sit on top and boat design with some nice touches on the new boats. The boats we will be stocking are aimed towards the fun end of the market with fishing and beach action in mind. The new Tootega Pulse 85. www.tootega.com


We have other new brands joing us as well more tbc.
Thats just few little bits of whats to come. Stick with us to find out more. As always give us a call for any help or information you need. We are here 6 days a week (unless we are skiving to go boating). Every one at the shop paddles and loves it. We hope you do too. Come and give us a visit to see and hear whats happening.
02391 219600
email: sales@aswatersports.co.uk