Windermere Canoe Kayak, will be hosting two challenges at their annual Summer Solstice Festival on the 18th and 19th June 2016 at National Trust’s Fell Foot Park on the shore of Lake Windermere, Lake District – England’s longest Lake.
There will be two courses open to all paddlesports along with plenty of food and entertainment. Daz Ready says, “Our long course takes in the full length of Windermere, England’s Longest lake, on the longest days of the year (well as near as possible). That’s over 10 miles of breathtaking scenery and a chance to celebrate the summer with a whole community of enthusiasts. We expect a vast variety of watercraft. K1,K2,K4, Canoe, Sup, Outriggers, Dragon boats etc – they’re all out there on the day! We also offer safety cover for the event allowing paddlers the opportunity to stretch themselves!”
Throughout the weekend there will be a real festival atmosphere with plenty of demo equipment to try and post race entertainment, BBQ evenings and socializing around the camp fire. The event is being supported by Starboard, Red Paddle, Tahe, Canoe England, Hou Canoes, Fine Boat kits, Artistic and Robson.
On the Saturday evening we hope to gather enough people for a Sup Polo Tournament which will inevitably be followed by the traditional ‘paddle to the pub!”