Sunday 5th June 2016
HW 12.06 at 8.5m
A navigation event on the three beautiful estuaries at Ravenglass, Cumbria. Competitors, in kayaks or canoes, visit as many controls as they can, in the time limit of three hours.
Any boats allowed (provided they don’t have an engine!) – do remember it’s an estuary which is usually sheltered but occasionally choppy.
Key timings: Registration opens at 09.30, briefing at 10.30 and mass start at 10.45 and please be back by hopefully 13.45pm (and definitely by 14.00). We’ll do prize giving at the Ratty Arms near the car park between 15.00 and 15.45.
The event: There will be 21 numbered controls of values 10, 20 or 30 points and you choose a route taking into account tidal flow to enable you to collect as many points as possible in three hours. The controls are situated in the three arms of the estuary well within the area:
- River Esk – bridge on A595 near Muncaster Castle
- River Mite – bridge on A595 near Muncaster Flour Mill
- River Irt – railway bridge near Drigg
A 1:25000 map (of the area) will be over-printed with numbered controls, values and control description. You will receive map at registration – hence there is an incentive to arrive early so you have time to study it whilst having a snack in a local café.
Controls are situated in obvious places like under bridges, by streams, on fences, etc, and a lot require you getting out of your boat to punch (don’t let boat or paddle float away!). Some will be floating – on buoys. A compass is not essential but advised in case of mist or you lose your sense of direction; GPS up to you.
An event for everyone, take your time and enjoy lunch alongside the Esk, or set yourself a challenge and join the competitive racers. A wonderful day out on the water however you choose to join us.
Entry fees for 2016 are £7 single: £4 Under 16: £15 per family
For entry forms and more information, please visit the Copeland Canoe Club website: