Pyranhafest 2011 15th - 16th October
Bala, North Wales
Clinics (10am - 3pm Meet at the registration tent 9.30am each morning)
Boofs and Flairs (Saturday) - Tom Parker Coaching
This is a workshop for paddlers who are looking to use the river as a three dimensional environment and a chance to sharpen up your river running and start using all the features on the river to your advantage. If you are thinking about hitting some steeper rivers, or just want to try some new lines on your local run, then this could be the workshop for you.
Confidence building (Saturday) - Chris Eastabrook Coaching
Kayaking is mental! Yes it's crazy to hurl yourself off waterfalls, but we're talking how we apply ourselves to a situation. This has a dramatic influence on the outcome. Whether you've had a recent knock, or are trying to push your boating to the next level, this session will help you.
Guided Lower Tryweryn Trip (Saturday) - Liquid Logistics
Come with us on a gentle guided trip down the Lower Tryweryn into Bala, with shuttle provided and maybe a bit of excitement on Bala Mill Falls this is perfect for novices to whitewater and those looking for a relaxing day out.
Ladies Only (Saturday & Sunday)
We know some girls think differently to guys and sometimes it's nice to get on the river without the egos and relax. Come out with the girls for this clinic and see what a difference it can make.
Freestyle (Saturday & Sunday)
Get top tips from GB Team member and World Freestyle Bronze Medallist Brendon Orton. Whether you are just throwing your first cartwheels or have your sights on bigger and better play moves, this course will be perfect for you.
Play the river (Sunday) - Liquid Logistics
Down river fun for beginners/intermediates looking for more than just getting from A2B. This day trip will look at surfing, rock spins, showing off to your mates and generally messing about on the river.
River Leadership (Sunday) - Tom Parker Coaching
How to get your mates down a section of river is an essential skill for anyone wanting to progress their boating. We will cover areas such as river running strategies / positioning as a leader / communications within the group and river running hints and tips.
Paddling with Style - (Saturday) Dave Fairweather
Clinics £50 Each
Whitewater kayaking is all about style. Not just looking good, but working out what style works best for you. Paddlers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, with different builds, boats, and ways of doing things. This workshop will focus on developing your skills to suit your own unique paddling style and helping you to work towards your paddling goals. Instead of trying to copy what we see other paddlers doing, we will be working out how best to use your strengths to make whitewater paddling work for you.
Clinics £50 Each