WOMEN’S SEA KAYAK FESTIVAL 2023
Three days of great fun!
LOCATION: This year’s Festival will take place from a new location, Maker Campsite, Rame Head west of Plymouth sound.
ACCOMMODATION: Three nights of camping – Friday 18th – Monday 21st August 2023
PADDLING: Three days of different workshops exploring the coast, learning and sharing skills
FOOD: To help to keep the cost down it is a self-catering event. The pizza man will be making pizzas on site on Satruday night available to purchase (by order on Friday night) and we are planning a bring-your-own BBQ on Sunday evening based around our marquees (grills provided by the campsite). Exact details to be confirmed later.
T-SHIRTS: There will be T-shirts as always (colour's a surprise – as always)
PRICE: £280 (includes 3 nights camping, 3 days of coaching/leading and a Festival T-shirt)
EQUIPMENT & BOAT HIRE: Unfortunately, this year we cannot provide any extra equipment and participants will be responsible for sourcing their own kit to bring to the Festival with them.
The same applies for sea kayak hire and we are not able to provide kayak hire as we have done in previous years. However, we may be able to help and support those paddlers, who are truly unable to source a boat (from clubs or good friends) for the Festival with a very limited number of boats. Please, let us know in an email to email@example.com when you book.
NON – PADDLING PARTNERS/ PADDLING MAN CRECHE: Partners who want to be part of the Festival are welcome to join us. They will pay: £60 (3 days camping and Festival T-shirt).
Participants wanting to join with family, will need to sort the camping for their group with the campsite directly.
OPPORTUNITY TO DEMO P & H SEA KAYAKS: We are pleased to announce that P&H will be bringing a demo fleet providing an ideal opportunity to try out their range of sea kayaks for festival participants.
About The Festival
What is WSKF?
The Women’s Sea Kayak Festival was first held in South Devon in 2015, running every two years since. In 2023 the event is relocating to Rame Head, South Cornwall. Our Festival’s aim is to welcome female paddlers, encourage participation and provide new experiences for all women sea kayakers along one of the most beautiful and exciting coastlines in the UK. With a relaxing, sociable atmosphere our emphasis is on learning and inspiring women to paddle with confidence and having fun. We are proud to support female coaches.
We are proud to organise and run WSKF to have fun and inspire others to kayak more.
Reserve your place!
How to fill up the form
Please follow the instructions 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. The program will be adjusted to participants wants and needs and conditions on the day.
Selecting Surf Ski workshop:
We are very excited to the able to bring Epic surf ski to the festival again. We have these for Sunday and the workshop will be a half day workshop for up to 8 paddlers. The second half of the day will be spent back in sea kayaks with a coach or leader and a paddle plan will be made with the group but likely to include exploring the Plymouth Sound area.
Non – paddling partners / paddling Man Creche – If you are planning to bring your partner along, please, indicate so on the booking form. This is stated among the T-shirt sizes. Please, tick the box called Partner T-shirt. We will be in touch with confirmation and size selection.
Equipment & Boat Hire: Unfortunately, this year we cannot provide any extra equipment and participants will be responsible for sourcing their own kit to bring to the Festival with them.
The same applies for sea kayak hire and we are not able to provide kayak hire as in previous years. However, we may be able to help and support those paddlers, who are truly unable to source a boat(from clubs or good friends) for the Festival with a very limited number of boats. Please, let us know in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org when you book.
Place confirmation and payment: When you submit the form, we will be back in touch to confirm there is a space for you and send you the payment instructions. Your place is confirmed once the payment has been received.Please, bear in mind that both Julie and Natalie have full time jobs, as well as busy padding calendar, and might not be able to respond immediately.
Please, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us and ask.
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.