What do we know so far
Three days of great fun!
We decided to take the plunge and go ahead with the organising of the 4th WSKF Devon. We are very excited!!!
Due to the current situaiton with the Covid - 19 pandemic, the Festival will have a slightly different look than usual.
What will happen:
We’ve booked the same campsite as before
We’ve booked a marquee for 30 people
There won't be our traditional sit down meals this time, it will be self catering
One evening we will hold a social BBQ (bring your own food to put on our grills)
The price is £275 (includes 3 nights camping and 3 days coaching / leading)
We will run workshops according to paddlers' interest and the final program will be decided on the day
T-shirts - if everything goes ahead well and without any major changes, we might be able to provide T-shirts (we don't know yet but fingers crossed!)
We are keeping it as simple as possible to be able to return money back to people in case of cancellation due to restrictions. However we will need to keep £5 for admin costs and will be able to return £270 only, please, bear that in mind before booking.
At the moment according to the published road map out of lockdown, there might not be a limit on a number of participants but we don't know yet.
What we do know, is that if the restrictions return and we will need to have less that 30 people, we won't be able to run the festival at all.
Man creche this year - if there won't be restrictions from the government on the numer of people participating, then Man creche will go ahead as usual.
About The Festival
What is WSKF?
The Women’s Sea Kayak Festival is located in South Devon and runs in August every two years. The festival’s aim is to welcome women paddlers, encourage participation and provide new experiences for all women sea kayakers along one of the most beautiful and exciting coastlines in UK. With a relaxing, sociable atmosphere our emphasis is on learning and having fun to inspire women to paddle with confidence and explore. We are proud to support female coaches.
We are proud to organise and run WSKF to have fun and inspire others to kayak more.
Location and Campsite
Three days of great fun!
The Festival will be located near the South Devon coast as there are many choices of areas to paddle! We have the use of a campsite field just for us which means we’ll all be able to camp together making it easier to organise our paddling!
We will be camping at Alston Farm in the South Hams near Salcombe. Facilities are all listed on their website and include showers, laundry, hot water, a small shop and wifi (for a small fee from the campsite) to upload all our photos of the activities.
Directions: From Exeter on the A38 travelling south take the turn off towards Totnes A384 and Kingsbridge A381. Continue to follow signs for Kingsbridge until on approaching Kingsbridge the signs for Salcombe should then be followed. The Kingsbridge to Salcombe Rd. is the A381 and Alston Farm Camping and Caravan Site is signposted on the left hand side prior to entering the village of Malborough. Follow the road down for about 1 mile and the site will be found in its own secluded valley.
When you arrive on the site drive through the static caravans and take the left hand road until you reach an open camping area. The WSKF field will be in front of you.
See Google maps for the best approach.
Coaching Team 2021
Meet The Coaches
Reserve your place!
How to fill up the form
Please follow the directions on the form and be as specific as you can with medical conditions.
The selected workshop options are not set in stone. This helps us to organise the groups and have a better understanding of what people are interested in.
Your paddling level
Has some paddling experience, maybe in a different craft or non-tidal environment. The paddler can perform different paddle strokes to get them where they want. They paddle in a group, usually with more experienced paddlers leading them.
Has been paddling sea kayaks for a while and is quite confident in their paddling strokes. They are looking at ways of transferring their skills from flat water to the moving water environment. An Intermediate paddler wants to start to paddle independently and with peers.
Is paddling regularly with a peer group. They are comfortable with their own paddling. They know there are things to improve but they can get where they want on the water. Such a paddler at the Festival is looking for new experiences, new places to visit and new people to meet.