I’m pleased to welcome Ottilie Robinson-Shaw to The C1 Kayak Conversions Team. For those who don’t know Ottie, Ottie is a World Champion kayaker. She is 2019 and 2017 ICF Freestyle World Champion, 2018 European Champion and ICF Double World Champion, 4 times British Champion, and has the record for the highest ever score on ICF competition. We’re hoping that Womens C1 is about to be introduced to World Freestyle Competition, and I’m excited that I can be part of Ottie’s transition into C1 Freestyle. Ottie feels confident in taking the top team spot and is a likely favourite to medal.
I look forward to working with Ottie and inspiring more girls into the sport.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic there is an increased risk to health. In the foreseeable future, massive restrictions will continue to exist on:
board and boat rental, tours, training, teaching
sporting events, competitions, club activities.
The industry’s planning is long-term, the losses at early part of the season cannot be compensated for this year, even with the most optimistic view. Some suppliers have already announced that they will postpone the start of the new collection by one year. In addition, trade fairs or events including catering such as the PADDLEexpo “Industry Dinner” are not permitted at this time, changes in this respect cannot be foreseen at the moment.
Consequently, the PADDLEexpo will be dropped in the year 2020. Stay healthy and get through this difficult time successfully!
Introducing the new Nevis PFD from Palm Equipment. Featuring the world’s first Piggyback harness and the brand new Delta Fit system, this award-winning PFD raises the bar for whitewater safety.
The Nevis is the culmination of over three years of development, based on research by University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Designed by Barney Caulfield and tested worldwide by leading whitewater kayakers including Palm athlete Bren Orton.
Are you passionate about protecting our waterways and seas? Islander Kayaks and Odyssey Innovation are giving away a recycled kayak every month to groups and individuals with projects that take action in the fight against marine waste, rubbish and pollution.
In 2018, together with their partner Odyssey Innovation, Islander created the world’s first kayaks moulded using plastic collected from beach cleans and salvaged marine industry waste that Odyssey founder Rob Thompson developed.
Don’t let your hands, head or little toes get cold – Palm Equipment have a brilliant new range of eco-friendly neoprene accessories, including five new items to their already wide range: the Surf hood, NeoFlex hood, fingerless Clutch gloves, Neoflex gloves and Claw mitts.
Further to our post from yesterday Palm have issued the following press release.
After thirty two years at the coal face of Palm our co-founder Bob Slee is hanging up his tool belt, but probably not putting his feet up.
Bob helped Andy start Palm; building their first kayaks together. After ten years on the high-seas working as a pilot in the Merchant Navy, Bob arrived back at Palm wearing seafaring white socks and bringing a ‘Shipshape & Bristol Fashion’ attitude.