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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 every year of negotiating with electricity companies to release dams on the Moriston and Garry rivers – offering something for everyone! This year we were very lucky with the weather too, it was quite warm and very wet!! So there was lots of paddling to be done. Pyranha was there too, with plenty of demo boats – including the brand new SHIVA proto-type 🙂
The British Universities Kayaking Expedition group from 2011, who (supported by our lovely selves, Pyranha) went to Venezuela on an exciting expedition, gave a talk on Friday night to inspire everyone! Saturday saw the mighty Morriston river being released, everyone had a brilliant day on this Scottish classic and then in the evening there was a disco and a raffle in the Nevis Centre…. Pyranha donated a brand new Burn to one lucky winner. On Sunday the Garry was releasing and everyone eased their hangovers with a bit of gentle class 3!



Thanks to everyone who came and especially to the organisers. Great event – I will be there next year!!
(Many thanks for all photos: Kevin Winsor, Paddle Photos)