WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS REQUIRED?
Ideally to get the most of the Festival you won’t be a complete beginner in paddle sports. You don’t need to be a salty sea kayaker, but having paddling skills in other crafts (open canoe, short boats, SUP or SOT) would be ideal.
I HAVEN’T PADDLED FOR A WHILE BUT WOULD LOVE TO GET BACK INTO IT. WOULD THE FESTIVAL BE FOR ME?
Definitely – small ratios will allow the groups to be made according to abilities.
IF I WANT TO PUSH MYSELF, WILL THERE BE ENOUGH CHALLENGE IN THE WORKSHOPS?
Yes. Challenges can come in many forms, such as sea conditions, technical difficulty, distance, or simply trying something new. All coaches are very experienced and have skills and knowledge to explore different concepts, and ensuring sufficient challenge and motivation is found for everyone.
I DON’T HAVE A KAYAK AT THE MOMENT, IS IT POSSIBLE TO HIRE ONE?
This year we are not able to provide kayak hire. Ideally you will be able to source the kayak yourself, e.g. from a club or good friend. We have an option of finding up to 8 kayaks to lend to participants. These will come from a different source, and will have different condition set depending who they come from. Please, let us know you if you really can’t get hold of a kayak need a kayak and we will put you in touch with the provider.
CAN I HIRE OTHER PERSONAL PADDLING EQUIPMENT FROM WSKF?
No sorry. You are responsible for bringing all your other equipment such as buoyancy aid, paddle spray deck and clothing for the three days.
CAN I HIRE CAMPING EQUIPMENT?
I DON’T HAVE A CAR; HOW WILL MY KAYAK BE TRANSPORTED?
So far, we have always managed to get all kayaks and people to and from the beach every day having people to share and offer lifts with cooperation and consideration from everyone.
CAN I BRING MY PARTNER?
Yes, as we are not catering as we have in previous years we aren’t as strict with places we have If your partner is a paddler they will be expected to be proficient enough to paddle independently and to look after themselves. The paddling Man-creche does not provide coaching and leading for fellow paddlers.
Our aim is to create a real community feel where every participant is an active one. Any partners joining the festival will be expected to be happy to support the co-ordination of the day for women participants prior to their own, as well as join in the fun during the evening. Cost is £60 per person covering their camping.
CAN I BRING MY FAMILY? ????????
You can, you will need to sort out the camping with the campsite independently.
CAN MY DAUGHTER TAKE PART?
The festival is open to adult female paddlers over 18 years, and young women over 16 years supervised by an over 18 years old paddler.
WHAT IS THE CAMPSITE LIKE?
The festival will have its own area within the campsite, please check the campsite website link ……………..for a full description but there are toilets, showers and washing up facilities close by. The marquee will be located within our area from Friday evening til Monday morning. You need to bring your own tent and camping equipment, or van. There is no electricity available so therefore no hook ups. Please bring wellies.
WILL I RECEIVE A DISCOUNT IF I STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE?
Unfortunately not, we are not able to offer any other pricing than the one stated on the web page and booking form.
CAN I CAMP BEFORE AND AFTER FESTIVAL?
Yes, you can. You will need to book and pay directly with the campsite.
ARE THERE ANY POST - FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES?
TBC. Details will be posted here.