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Rowing club receives kayak donation
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A rowing club may need to invest in kayak insurance after it was presented with a brand new ultra-modern boat. The News Post Leader reports how the chairman of local electronics firm Tynetec Tony Platten donated the craft to Cambois Rowing Club. A double scull carbon fibre boat was given to the organisation at a presentation company, with Mr Patten … More

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Scouts launch yacht club fundraising campaign
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A group of scouts from Cleethorpes are hoping to raise £30,000 to fund training at a local yacht club. The Grimsby Telegraph reports how the 1st Cleethorpes Sea Scouts rely solely on donations and need the money to ensure their 90 members can continue to practice kayaking, sailing and power boating. Beaver leader Paula Kitchen said: "It is all thanks … More

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GB kayaking team ‘the best ever’
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The London 2012 kayaking team is the best ever put forward by Great Britain, according to six-time world champion Anna Hemmings. Writing in her Olympic blog for Metro, the canoeing expert claimed people should expect success from the competitors. "Everyone talks about the British team at London 2012 being the greatest ever, but in terms of kayaking and canoeing, it … More

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Fundraisers plan to paddle from England to Finland
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A canoe enthusiast may be wise to invest in kayak insurance ahead of plans to paddle 1,600 miles from England to Finland. Mark Waddoups told This is Somerset how he intends to make the mammoth journey with two university friends. The 20-year-old student will be joined by Alice Lawson and Erin Dunn as they attempt to spend ten weeks travelling … More

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Kayakers plan English Channel crossing attempt
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Kayak insurance may be a wise investment for an adventurous pair who are planning to paddle their way across the English Channel. Piers Bucknell and Andy Curtis told the Eastbourne Herald how they are planning to complete the challenge in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research. The brother-in-laws-to-be hope to make more than £5,000 through their feat, with … More

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Torrential rain sees kayakers forced to abandon challenge
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Two fundraisers have described how they battled adverse weather conditions to paddle 70 miles along the River Thames during the Jubilee weekend. Victoria Lockwood and Maddie Ross had to power through torrential rain, as they attempted to cover the distance to raise money for The Olive Tree Cancer Centre, Crawley News reports. The pair, who may have invested in kayak … More

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Teen kayak enthusiasts complete 125-mile endurance test

A group of girls from Launceston have completed the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon. Ellie Glossop, Natalia Sparrow and Bliss Ellacott, who all attend Kelly College in Tavistock, managed to finish the gruelling challenge with their partners, the Cornish Guardian reports. It is nicknamed the canoeists' Everest and the course is 125 miles long, with 77 portages at which … More

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Kayak enthusiast successfully completes 125-mile race

A fundraiser from Turvey has successfully completed a 125-mile paddle race in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease charity. Mark James told the Bedford Times and Citizen how he was inspired to attempt the feat after reading about legendary adventurer Ranulph Fiennes. He explained how Fiennes, who was the first person to complete an unsupported crossing of the Antarctic continent, … More

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