Axe Vale Canoe Club in conjunction with the Open Canoe Association
is proud to announce Bob's Open Canoe Weekend
from 5th to 8th July 2012.
This event was the first in Britain designed to introduce ‘Open Canoeists’ to estuary
and coastal canoeing. It is referred to as Bob's Open Canoe Weekend after Bob Ottley who died in 2008.
This annual event is especially for Open/ Canadian Canoeists to experience
estuary and coastal canoeing. As usual there will be a varied programme of skill
development (equivalent 1 and 3 star BCU) and scenic
paddles along the Jurassic coast. It is also a great way to make and renew
friendships in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
The campsite (Axe Farm Camping),
which is located on the side of the estuary at Axmouth,
accepts caravans, motor caravans and tents; it has
showers, a shop and unit electric supply points are
available on the main site.
Only basic skills are needed,
but kit requires to be of BCU 3*Star standard: helmet,
buoyancy aid and spare paddle. Each canoe to have 12.5kg
(30lbs.) minimum buoyancy securely fixed at each end.