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Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Mark Mulrain » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:10 pm

The weekend, organised by the Scottish Canoe Association Recreational Rivers Committee, is dedicated to Andy Jackson, our former Access Officer, an inspirational force in Scottish Kayaking, who sadly passed away in December 2004. This is an event that he had talked and dreamed about for a long time, his presence will be felt for many years to come. You can read more about Andy here @ http://www.canoescotland.org/Recreation ... ckson.aspx

The Friday and Saturday evening entertainment will be held at the British Aluminium Club, Fort William.
The River Moriston will be running on Saturday 1st September.The River Garry will be running on Sunday 2nd September.

Buy your tickets @ http://regonline.activeeurope.com/wetwestpaddlefest2012

Full details of the event @ http://www.canoescotland.org/Recreation ... efest.aspx

Facebook event @ https://www.facebook.com/events/3153594 ... ser_joined

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by neil.farmer » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:26 pm

And enter the t-shirt design competition!
Details on the SCA website:
http://www.canoescotland.org/Recreation ... efest.aspx
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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Mark Mulrain » Wed May 30, 2012 2:30 pm

The committee are looking for you to design the T-Shirt for the next Wet West Paddle Fest. The winning entry will be decided by the Recreation Rivers Committee and will be announced on the SCA website and here towards the end of July.

Conditions of Entry & Criteria for Judging...
Entries should be submitted as JPEG files.
Entrants can specify preferred t-shirt & printing colour within reason.
When judging, cost of production will be taken into account so it may be that a single colour entry will be favoured.
Multiple entries are welcomed.
Entries should be sent to neil.farmer@canoescotland.org by the 15th of July. All entries will be acknowledged by email within 3 days - if an acknowledgement email is not received, contact the SCA office or rant at me here ;)

Once the results are decided, entrants will receive an email regarding the result. The Winner will receive 2 free WWPF tickets as well as the warm fuzzy glow of seeing about 300 paddlers sporting their creativity over the weekend!

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by neilfarmer » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:58 pm

Not many t-shirt entries in so far.


The online ticket sales will close at 1300 on Monday 13th August, 2012.
If you want to take the opportunity of the reduced rates, you need to book before this date.
Tickets will still be available at the door, but we cannot guarantee the right size or any t-shirt.
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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Mark Mulrain » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:28 pm

Some WWPF updates from the Rec Rivers Committee...

"To everyone coming to WWPF,

Hope that you are all excited about another year of Wet West on the Garry and the Moriston. This year we are back at the British Aluminium Club due to popular demand.
This year due to some unfortunate recent incidents there has had to be a few rules added to Wet West. This is to ensure that we can continue to have the consent of the local people and the event can run year after year.
The rules can be found here - http://bit.ly/Pk4p7R

All under 16's coming will require to fill out a form to attend the event.
Here is our policy - http://bit.ly/Qj9h1c
And here is the all important form - http://bit.ly/MhLxMi

Online ticket sales for the 2012 WWPF will close at 1300 on Monday 13th August 2012.
Get 'em while they are cheaper! (and while you can get a guaranteed size for your WWPF T shirt)
Buy your tickets here - http://bit.ly/Pnh61W"

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by box2k2 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:43 pm

Can someone please provide directions/location for the British Aluminium Club.

Running it through google gives a number of (unlikely looking) options, with quite some distance between them.

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Neptune » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:51 pm

Martin,

Follow the A82 North Road to Inverlochy from Fort William by following the road past the Nevis Centre to Inverlochy Castle Ruin, which is about a mile towards the Lochy Bridge. Just past the ruined castle is the turning for the Alcan Social Club on the left, just past the turning for the Lochaber smelting works on your right.

We just walked there from the Bank Street Lodge in Fort William two years ago, didn't take long.

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Post by Mark Mulrain » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:23 pm

Mark Mulrain wrote: Buy your tickets @ http://regonline.activeeurope.com/wetwestpaddlefest2012
Only 1 week left to pre-book tickets. If you buy before the 13th you can save £10 and guarantee that you get the right size of t shirt.

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Mark Mulrain » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:06 am

T shirt design will look like this

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Post by Mark Mulrain » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:07 am

Saturday night's party theme is the Olympics!

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Mark Mulrain » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:39 pm

Cheap tickets on sale til 1pm tomorrow. After then, it's full price.

http://regonline.activeeurope.com/wetwestpaddlefest2012

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Niall Milner » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:34 am

Some info now online about the evenings (Fort William Tab):

http://www.canoescotland.org/Recreation ... ivers.aspx

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Mark Mulrain » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:08 pm

To all the ladies that have pre-booked. There is a bit of a sizing issue with the t shirts (size 8,10,12 instead of s,m,l etc).

You will be getting an email soon to make sure we have the right size for you, so please check your inbox.

I guess giving us all your details actually was a good thing ;)

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Jim » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:13 pm

Y'all better have some spare XXL (or is it XXXL now?) T-shirts since I am too stupid have looked up the dates before now and the advance ticket sales is already closed :-)

Dagnabbit, that's the next 2 weekends booked out in the blink of an eye.

Neil - have I asked you before if you still have your Burn shell?

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Niall Milner » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:54 pm

Folks,

The 2012 event booklet is available for download.

If you're going you'll get a copy in the welcome pack on arrival but it's worth having a gander now.

Key changes to last year -

Moriston
Revised shuttle times on the Moriston (starting the Lower earlier) and the new for this year requirement that when you're finished doing laps of the Upper you paddle back down to the Gun Club under your own steam. This should get round the problems we had last year of buses being split between the upper and lower and too many people needing picked up at once.

I can only reiterate the 'Leave Your Car at the Gun Club' mantra!!

Fort William
BA Club, not Nevis Centre and behave!

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by jmmoxon » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:25 am

Metcheck are forecasting extremely wet for the weekend (but we know how reliable that is)
http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/14days.asp

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by jmmoxon » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:44 am

Coz it's now showing no rain (& you'll have to switch to the 7 days forecast after this weekend), whilst yr.no has gone the other way:
http://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/S ... /long.html

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by Mark Mulrain » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:05 am

Under 16s!
You MUST complete a permission form!!! The SCA can refuse to let you take part if you don't have a completed form.

Here is the form - http://www.canoescotland.org/​Portals/0 ... 202012.doc


Hope you all have your olympic costumes sorted

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by DaveSt » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:31 pm

Day one on the River Moriston, and despite the dull overcast weather, a lot of fun appeared to be going on. A wee sample of some of the day's photos:

What the GoPro video doesn't capture - the facial expression, as you appear to confidently ace another line...
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Plenty water
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Interesting lines...
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All sorts of boats
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All sorts of carnage
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And more than enough action
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It's the River Garry tomorrow, for day two... hangovers permitting.

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by SimonMW » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:31 am

Nice one Dave, glad you got over there! Looking forward to seeing the full sets! :-)

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Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Post by DaveSt » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:52 pm

Thanks Simon.

Have now uploaded the Moriston set of photos. More info over on this topic.

Will add a link over there for the Garry set too... once finished!

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