Tryweryn Festival - 2013 Cardboard Canoe Race.

By Col

Some impressive cardboard canoes - image VE paddles

This years Tryweryn Festival was a celebration of all things white water paddling. There was non stop activity on the river and of course our very own Legendary Alpkit Cardboard Canoe Race.

There were only 5 brave souls who took on the challenge, including our friends from Palm who put up a valiant effort. Lowri should get special points for her state of the art Cardboard Elbow pads.

The rest of the weekend saw battles in Duo rolling, King of the Waves and Extreme Slalom, along with some great courses and coaching sessions. International paddler Seppi Strohmeie from Germany demystified freestyle for those of us that don't know our tricky woos from our phonix monkeys, while expedition paddler Tom McLay shared his prolific knowledge of multi-day and expedition paddling.

Thanks to River Legacy for putting on a great event, for UK Rafting for hosting and to all our co sponors

Wavesport, Fire It Up, Squarerock, Big Dog Kayaks, Pyranha, Lowe Pro, Plugged Audio River Plugs.

And special thanks to Stu from VE paddles for getting us out of a hole.

Photos of the event can be found here on Flikr or the VEFacebookpage.

See you at the next big kayak event of the year Venture Adventure

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