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Paula Volkmer

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Winter Paradise in Ecuador — December 13, 2013
  2. British Summer is finally here(ish) — August 1, 2013
  3. First UK Ladies Paddle Symposium — May 11, 2013
  4. SAS Hurley Rodeo 2012 — November 26, 2012
  5. Val Sesia Festival — June 12, 2012

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13
Dec

Winter Paradise in Ecuador

      Now that the evenings are getting darker, and there is a chill in the air in the UK, kayaking becomes a bit less “comfortable”, and we Brits start dreaming of warmer waters and sunnier skies. Ecuador is the perfect winter destination. Offering warm climates with fairly regular tropical rainstorms which keep the …

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01
Aug

British Summer is finally here(ish)

After a really amazing and wet season last summer and the winter just gone, the water has finally died down. Although there is currently a little hope that there might be some summer boating on the horizon!! What do we do in these dry times… Well – living in London, although not thought of as …

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11
May

First UK Ladies Paddle Symposium

The weekend before last saw the UK’s inaugural Ladies Paddle Symposium organised by Pyranha team-member Fran Kohn. Around 70 British paddling ladies from the disciplines: freestyle, river paddling, sea kayaking and canoeing gathered together in Glan Llyn near Bala. It was ideally located close to the Sea and the Trweryn as well as having a …

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26
Nov

SAS Hurley Rodeo 2012

After many years of cancellations and disappointing waterlevels, this year’s Hurley Rodeo was back with full force. The River gods smiled on us, and there were perfect waterlevels: Hurley Weir was on three gates. Kayakojacko put great deal of effort into organising the event, and there was a full program. An open event counting towards …

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12
Jun

Val Sesia Festival

Gene17 and Pyranha joined forces this June to put on a kayaking festival of great proportions in the well-known and loved Val Sesia region of the Italian Alps. As well as the traditional fine pizzas, fine wine and delicious ice-cream, the festival offerred the many participants from the UK, Ireland, Germany and all over Europe …

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19
Apr

Bronze medal for the JED at the Dutch Nationals and Easter tides at the Bitches

Despite some unseasonably dry times here in the UK, the Easter bank holiday proved to be a kayakers dream. There big tides of 7m+ at the Bitches, a tidal race in the south west of Wales near St David’s (see above, photo by Matt Tidy) as well as brilliant sunshine. We even saw a few seals who …

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04
Apr

Small Jed rocks the London Olympic Course

Not quite as glamourous as our American team mates on the Ottawa, but I was sooooo excited to get my hands on the small Jed and took it to the Olympic course in the sunshine… The small Jed is great for the smaller lady paddler!! What a super boat… now us British boaters just have …

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06
Oct

Wet West Paddle Fest!

As usual towards the end of September, when UK paddlers’ summer holiday have become a dim and distant memory, and the UK paddling season has not yet started, large numbers of the UK whitewater kayaking scene head north. Fort William in Scotland hosts the Wet West Paddle Fest. The festival’s organisers do a great job …

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07
Jul

Extreme Sports Week in Voss, Norway

   Voss extreme sports week boasts a vast array of activities for adrenalin seekers, as well as some great parties and live bands for those not so keen on adventure sports (check out the details here: http://www.ekstremsportveko.com/). Of course, we at Team Pyranha are interested in the kayaking! Voss is a mecca for boating and …

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16
Dec

Dembritz in Chile too!

Well as you have seen from Nicole’s posts, Demshitz have been in Chile hitting up all the great rivers over here. But DemBritz have been here too, representing Ol’ Blighty. So I thought I would give you a few photos from us too. I have managed to meet up with lots of the American pyranha …

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