Festival Timetable

Here’s a snapshot of the forthcoming event to help you be in the right place at the right time and hopefully get the most from the festival.

Friday 18th October:

1.    One of Ali, Matt or Nick will be at Anglesey Outdoors main room (the event base) to welcome and register participants as you arrive. If you’re in the Holyhead area on Friday (until 11pm), do please call in to see us.

2.    If you’ve hired a kayak we can pick it up for you. If you’ve rented from SKUK or Summit to Sea it has already been arranged for your boat to be on a trailer at Anglesey Outdoors. If you’ve hired from elsewhere then please let us know if you’d like us to pick it up for you through seakayakfest@live.com with ‘Kayak Rental Pick Up’ as the subject.

3.    If you’re arriving by train at Holyhead Railway Station then again, please let us know and we will more than likely be able to pick you and your gear up from the station. Again let us know on seakayakfest@live.com with ‘Rail Pick Up’ in the subject box of the email.

4.    Evening events. There are 2 evening events scheduled with Justine speaking on Saturday. Sunday is yet to be confirmed as our initial speaker can no longer make it. We will provide entertainment at Anglesey Outdoors on this Sunday evening.

5.    Group lists will be on the large whiteboard in the main room, please find out which course you’re on when you arrive (all participants have been successful with their first choices). Please do not change courses without consultation with one of us first.

6.    Nick, Matt and Ali are easily identifiable in the red t shirts from last year’s event.

Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October:

1.    0730 Breakfast for those booked in at Anglesey Outdoors.

2.    Those arriving early on Saturday please arrive around 0830 so we can register you.
Please also see points 5 and 6 above.

3.    0900 Meeting and welcome to ESKF in the Main Room of Anglesey Outdoors.

4.    0930 courses depart for the day.

5.    1600 courses off water and return to Anglesey Outdoors

6.    1830 Evening meal for those booked in at Anglesey Outdoors

7.    2000 – Talk/Presentation

Monday 22nd October:

1.    0730 Breakfast for those booked in at Anglesey Outdoors.

2.    0900 Meeting in the main room of Anglesey Outdoors.

3.    0930 courses depart for the day.

4.    1600 courses off water and return to Anglesey Outdoors.

5.    1700 Festival Closes.

Thank you to all participants for joining us at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival 2013.
We look forward to seeing you all and to an excellent weekend of sea kayaking adventures!

Ali, Matt & Nick
Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival
19-21 October 2013

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2 weeks to go – we’re almost full!

A big thank you to all the good people who have booked with us at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival 2013!

We’re pretty much full now, but have a few spaces left on specific sessions.

If you want to grab one of the last spots email us at: seakayakfest@live.com

anglesey sea kayak festival 2013

News Update – July 2013

With over three months still to go, we have already filled 50% of the available places at the 2013 Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival! The superb Anglesey coastline, the excellent programme of high quality sessions and our fantastic team of highly experienced coaches is an unbeatable combination. Come join us!

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The Festival Programme!

Itʼs important to us that everyone has an enjoyable experience at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival. We have therefore tried to give a clear picture of the aims, and level of personal challenge, that each session will offer. Our Essential Info page has a detailed programme of all coaching sessions across the three days of the event.

Of course, weather conditions will have an effect on the experiences we enjoy afloat – but our coaches will seek to deliver a coaching session that meets your aims and also reflects the advertised activity.

To help you make your choices, weʼd like you to carefully read the session descriptions. Consider your aims, your current level of experience and how much you want to be challenged during the event. We really want to ensure that everyone finds the right activity, the right group and right experience with us – if you’ve any questions, do please contact us for further advice.

seakayakfest@live.com

Here’s a summary of the sessions that we’re offering each day – when you book a place at the Festival, remember to indicate your first- and second-choices for each day.

ANGLESEY SEA KAYAK FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

Intermediate White Water Skills for Sea Kayakers
Advanced Tide Race Skills
Boat Handling Skills for BCU 3-4 Star Paddlers
Leadership Skills for BCU 4-5 Star Paddlers
Incident Management Skills for BCU 3-4 Star Paddlers
Introduction to Sea Kayak Surfing
Introduction to Rock Hopping Skills
Sea Kayak Journey – Anglesey Classics
Sea Kayak Journey – Anglesey Classics
Practical Navigation for Sea Kayakers
Expedition Skills – Planning your first big trip
Forward Paddling Skills Clinic
Discover Sea Kayaking – 2 days

ANGLESEY SEA KAYAK FESTIVAL – SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER

Introduction to White Water Skills for Sea Kayakers
Intermediate Tide Race Skills
Boat Handling Skills for BCU 4-5 Star Paddlers
Leadership Skills for BCU 3-4 Star Paddlers
Incident Management Skills for BCU 4-5 Star Paddlers
Sea Kayak Surfing Intermediate/Advanced Skills
Rock Hopping Skills Intermediate/Advanced Skills
Sea Kayak Journey – Anglesey Classics
Sea Kayak Journey – Anglesey Classics
Surviving the Impact Zone: Coasteering Skills for Sea Kayakers
Forward Paddling Skills Clinic
Open Crossings – Tactics & Techniques
Discover Sea Kayaking – 2 days

ANGLESEY SEA KAYAK FESTIVAL – MONDAY 21 OCTOBER

Introduction to White Water Skills for Sea Kayakers
Intermediate Tide Race Skills
Boat Handling Skills for BCU 3-4 Star Paddlers
Leadership Skills for BCU 4-5 Star Paddlers
Incident Management Skills for BCU 3-4 Star Paddlers
Introduction to Sea Kayak Surfing
Intro/Intermediate Rock Hopping Skills
Sea Kayak Journey – Anglesey Classics
Sea Kayak Journey – Anglesey Classics
Practical Navigation for Sea Kayakers

Sea Kayak Rental Info

We recognise that it may be difficult for visiting kayakers to travel to the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival with their own sea kayaks. With this in mind, we would like to draw your attention to a number of local companies that offer sea kayak rental options in the North Wales area.

We cannot guarantee that they will be able to provide you with a kayak of your choice, or that they will have equipment available – but we do recommend that you contact them directly to discuss your requirements.

Remember also that given the nature of many of the coaching activities at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival, a plastic sea kayak could be your best choice. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the experience without worrying about your expensive commitment! The following information should help you with your choices:

Summit to Sea
http://www.summittosea.co.uk
+44 (0)1407 740963

Based in Valley, Anglesey, only five minutes drive from Anglesey Outdoors, Pete Baars has a stock of P&H kayaks (and other brands) available for rent. He’s also the closest retailer to the Festival and will have extended evening opening hours during the event.

Contact him for prices, availability and booking arrangements.

Sea Kayaking UK
http://www.seakayakinguk.com
+44 (0)1407 765550

Nigel Dennis makes his world-famous sea kayaks here in Holyhead, only a few minutes from our festival base. SKUK have a limited stock of sea kayaks, available on a first-come, first- served basis.
We’re very grateful for the assistance that Nigel and Eila are providing – we recommend that you contact them directly to establish if they can provide a kayak for your stay at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival.

Surf-Lines
http://www.surf-lines.co.uk
+44 (0)1286 879001

If you’re travelling to the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival by car, you’ll pass within 10 minutes drive of Surf-Lines Llanberis base.
They have a well-stocked kayak shop and may be able to provide sea kayak rental services for the duration of your visit.
We do recommend that you contact any possible sea kayak provider to establish the options available.

Rock and Sea Adventures
http://www.rockandseaadventures.co.uk
+44 (0)1248 410877

We’re delighted to welcome Olly Sanders to the 2012 Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival. The owner of Rock and Sea Adventures, Olly has a limited number of P&H sea kayaks available for rent during the event.
Contact him directly to establish availability.

Adventure Elements
http://www.adventureelements.com
+44 (0)7986 992254

James Stevenson is one of our lead coaches at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival and also has a limited range of sea kayaks for rental during the event. Contact him for further details.

If you’re struggling to find a kayak for the event, do please contact us for further advice:
seakayakfest@live.com

Discover Sea Kayaking at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival!

In addition to all the exciting coaching sessions for more experienced sea kayakers, we’re keen to ensure that you can join us the the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival regardless of your previous paddling background. With this in mind, we’re offering two levels of guided trips each day, plus a whole raft of other sessions that will will take place in less challenging environments.

If you’re completely new to sea kayaking, don’t despair! We’re offering a number of places on our Discover Sea Kayaking weekend, timed to coincide with the main festival weekend. At £100 for two days, including coaching and all equipment provision, it’s a fantastic deal and a great chance to enjoy the atmosphere of an event base packed with dedicated sea kayakers.

DISCOVER SEA KAYAKING
If you’re new to sea kayaking, this is your chance to discover this fantastic sport and be part of the Anglesey Sea Kayak Festival! Two days of great coaching, equipment provided – and all the atmosphere of a real sea kayaking event. Join us to learn some new skills, meet new sea kayaking friends and get inspired!

To book a place on the Discover Sea Kayaking weekend, simply complete the Festival booking form and send it to us with payment – remember to tick the box marked ‘Discover Sea Kayaking’!

At the end of the 2-day course, you’re very welcome to join the final day of the main event – take a look at the Monday sessions and make your choices on the booking form. Total cost for 3 days (including Discover Sea Kayaking) will be £150.