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Coast to coast 2017

When: 09th September 2017 to 10th September 2017
Where: Nairn

Run, ride and kayak 105 miles across the scottish highlands
The route of this two-day (or one-day Expert) challenge takes in some of the most mysterious and wild locations in Scotland. Run, ride and kayak past Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness, Glen Nevis and Glen Coe, to name but a few stunning sights! The Highland terrain and weather breeds tough folk and if you take on this challenge then you will find out why. Take this epic journey on over two days as a Challenger or one day as an Expert.
More Information can be found here


Kayak Hayling Island 2017

Kayak Hayling Island 2017

When: 06th August 2017
Where: Eastney RNLI Lifeboat Station Portsmouth Hampshire

Around Hayling Island 13 mile Kayak 2017
Sunday 6th August

09.00am start time.

Event Details

Event date: Sunday 6th August 2017
Venue: RNLI Lifeboat Station, Portsmouth, PO4 9LY.
Facilities: Toilets, refreshments, sea views, lifeboat station open.
Entry includes:  Medal, goodie bag and safety boats
Entry: £25 (with your own kayak only)
Entry: £35 (with single kayak hire) £60 ( with double kayak hire)



Event Information

You Will Need
1. Seaworthy kayak. We will have some to hire but be quick to let us know as they will go very quickly.
2. Lifejacket or flotation aid.
3. Drybag with change of gear in case weather turns bad.
4. Some food and drink for the journey.

You need to be able to swim at least 400m, be physically fit, and have some kayaking experience.
A full check of your boat will be made before you set off by the RNLI.
A kayak is required but there are a limited amount available to hire for the day both single and double perception sit on kayaks. This includes comfy seat, paddle and floatation aid.


Terms & Conditions

Once your race entry is accepted either online or by post we are unable to make refunds. You may roll your entry over to another Believe and Achieve Events Ltd race subject to space availability and paying any difference in entry fee. Roll over places must be requested in writing or by email at least 2 weeks before the event – changes after this will count as no-show and we will be unable to change your entry.

Refunds will not be payable if we are forced to cancel, or in any way change the event due to war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions or other circumstances amounting to force majeure.

In the unlikely event of the cancellation/postponement of sporting events for whatever reason, Believe and Achieve Events Ltd cannot be held responsible in any way for any monetary loss, inconvenience or any other circumstances outside of our control, including non-refundable events fees.


Windermere Canoe Kayak Race

Windermere Canoe Kayak Annual Summer Solstice Race 2017

When: 17th June 2017
Where: Lake District Lake Windermere Windermere Cumbria

The Windermere Summer Solstice Lake Race is an exciting event held on England’s longest lake, at the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. The race involves paddlers of all abilities completing either the half or full length of Windermere, and is open to an array of boats from surf skis to canoes. Over the years we have seen everything from whitewater rafts and dragon boats, through to sit-on-top kayaks and handmade wooden canoes. The aim of the game is to get as many paddlers involved, enjoying England’s longest lake on the longest day of the year (or as near to as possible) – some are there just for the journey and some are there to beat the race record. There are two options for paddlers to choose from:

The Long Course

Distance: 10.5 miles
From: Waterhead
To: Fell Foot

The Short Course

When: Saturday 17th June
Distance: 5.5 miles 
From: Bowness (Windermere Canoe Kayak)
To: Fell Foot

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NWF 2017 - Rutland

National Watersports Festival 2017 - Rutland

When: 02nd June 2017 to 04th June 2017
Where: Empingham Rutland Water Oakham Rutland

The 11th National Watersports Festival will take Place 2-4 June 2017 at Rutland Water, Sykes Lane, Empingham,Oakham LE15 8PX.

The National Watersports Festival (NWF) is the largest participation water sports event in the UK.  It caters for novice and intermediate watersports enthusiasts. 

The aim of NWF is to transform the normal spectator into the competitor / participant!


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Shore Watersports Paddlesport Weekender 16th and 17th July

When: 16th July 2016 to 17th July 2016
Where: Shore Road Shore Watersports East Wittering West Sussex

Paddle sport brands form across teh board will be hitting the shores of East Wittering for 2016's Shore Watersports Paddlesport Weekend. Stay tuned for more info TBC.,

Clacton Sea and Beach Festival 2016

Clacton Sea & Beach Festival – June 25/26, 2016

When: 25th June 2016 to 26th June 2016
Where: Clacton Seafront Clacton Essex

The Clacton Sea & Beach Festival will be held on June 25/26, 2016.

In its second year, the festival aims to promote Clacton’s attractions and involve visitors and locals alike in a showcase event which offers something for everyone.

Throughout the weekend, there is an exciting program of outdoor music, children’s activities and a National Watersports Championship, with prize money to attract the top competitors in the sports of windsurfing, kitesurfing and SUP. Along with the professional fleets, the championship also has a strong focus on amateur competition and there will be encouragement for local riders to take part.

Nick Turner, TDC’s (Tendering Distric Council) Cabinet Member for Coastal Protection and Seafronts, said that despite this being a new event, it is going from strength to strength. ‘Spectators will be able to enjoy top class competitive events on the water just yards from the shore.’

The British Slalom Association, which is part of the UK Windsurfing Association, is to stage race four of the National Slalom Series in Clacton on June 25 and 26th.

A stand up paddle (SUP) event is also being run by the British SUP Association. Again the racing will take place over both days of the festival and will attract the top competitors in the country.

One of the series of the British Kitesurfing Championships will be taking place off the coast, with more than 100 competitors expected to be challenging for the honours.

The championships are the pinnacle of the sport in the UK and focus on freestyle, in which the UK has been very successful on the world stage. Last year’s event was dominated by Ireland’s Sean Murphy, who is lined-up to defend his title this year.

The area of beach being used for the 2016 festival will be extended to run from Clacton Pier up to and including Martello Beach.

Mick Skeels, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Tourism and Events, welcomed the announcement of an increased programme of music, children’s entertainment and a Saturday night beach party.

‘We had fantastic crowds of around 50,000 on the first day of the festival last year and hopefully this will help us grow.’

A Battle of the Bands competition is being staged at Clacton’s Princes Theatre on May 15 to choose those to perform at the festival in June. For more information, contact Kai Aberdeen on 01255 686652.

Anyone interested in finding out more or wanting to take part in the festival should email

Questars 360 Thames Ridgeway Challenge 18 & 19 June 2016

Questars 360 Thames Ridgeway Challenge 18 & 19 June 2016

When: 17th June 2016 to 19th June 2016
Where: Marlborough Road St Francis School Pewsey Wiltshire

The Questars 360 Thames Ridgeway challenge is an epic adventure racing journey which takes you along iconic routes through the beautiful north Wiltshire and south Oxfordshire countryside.
Run alongside and kayak down England's longest river and bike back along Britain's oldest road for over 70 km of marvellous uninterrupted off road cycling!

Ideally suited to teams of 2 and 4 people, you choose whether to do the challenge non-stop in 24 hrs or over two days with a break overnight. The event takes place on the weekend of Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June 2016 to make best use of the long daylight hours coupled with a full moon.

Places are limited by the number of kayaks available and demand for these is likely to be high, so early entry is strongly recommended.

1800 - Event base opens
2000 - Registration opens
2300 - Deadline for handing in kit bags
0600 - First teams start
0800 - Stage 1-2 transition opens
1200 - Stage 1-2 transition closes
1800 - Stage 2-3 transition opens
0900 - Stage 2-3 transition closes
1800 - Finish closes
1930 - Event base closes

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AS Watersports South West Canoe Show 2016

AS Watersports South West Canoe Show 2016

When: 14th May 2016
Where: Haven Road AS Watersports Exeter Devon

The UK’s Biggest Free Entry Paddlesports show returns for its 11th show in the spring of 2016!

After a successful show in 2015, May 14th will bring warmer weather and water, bigger and better stands, more variety and more to see.

Set right in the heart of Exeter the show site offers lots of off water activities as well as on. The show is a great day to see what paddlesports is all about, whether you are a newcomer looking to get started or have been paddling forever!

The range of boats, paddles, clothing, equipment and accessories to see is unrivalled at any other event in the UK.

We also claim that the South West is the best all-round paddling destination in the UK, sea, surf, lakes, canals, estuaries and white water. Come and see for yourself, we are sure you will agree.

Canoeing and kayaking is great fun for the whole family, young, old and inbetween. Come and see how easy it is to get started.

We are pleased to be hosting the worlds leading Paddlesport equipment manufacturers and suppliers at the show and are excited to see what they will bring!

You can be sure it will the very best and latest stuff for you to see and try.

More information will be available in the coming weeks and you can keep up to date and see more on the event website.

London Kayakathon 23rd April 2016

London Kayakathon 23rd April 2016

When: 23rd April 2016
Where: Tower Bridge London

This year’s London Kayakathon takes place on 23rd April 2016 and will see a group of over one hundred experienced sea kayakers paddle 26.2 miles of the River Thames.

Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle the distance as one group, with the aim of raising over £30,000 for a wide variety of different charitable causes.

From Tower Bridge the London Kayakathon travels 13.1 miles upriver with the flood tide to Chiswick Bridge, where there will be a short stop to grab some lunch and stretch tired legs before heading back to Tower Bridge on the ebb tide. The route passes the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Tower of London and many other spectacular London landmarks en route.

This event is not a race and those wishing to take part should be experienced and possess the appropriate skills to paddle the distance as part of a group. The minimum requirement to take part in this event is a BCU 3* or equivalent experience. Paddlers must be proficient at self-rescue and be able to swim fifty meters wearing a buoyancy aid.

London Kayakathon entrance fees and registration

£35 for ages 16 to 21. Note that under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, taking part in the London Kayakathon, who must also sign the Disclaimer of Liability form to be handed in at registration on the day of the event.
£50 for a single entry
£90 for a tandem team
The fee will get you your place on the water as well as a unique London Kayakathon T-shirt and a certificate of completion to assist you in collecting your sponsorship monies from any donors.

Note: If you are keen to take part in the London Kayakathon 2016 please ensure that you read all the event documentation including the Rules and Regulations, Participant Information and the Disclaimer of Liability, which needs to be completed and brought to registration on the day of the event.

In order to take part in the event, each participant must complete a London Kayakathon registration form. Entry fees can be paid online via PayPal.

No entries will be accepted after the 10th of April 2016.

Full information on the London Kayakathon website.

Fatyak races at RNLI Harbour fest, Minehead

Fatyak Races @ RNLI Harbout Fest (Minehead)

When: 08th August 2015 to 09th August 2015
Where: Minehead Somerset

Saturday August 8 sees the RNLI Harbour Fest hit MInehead in Somerset. As part of the event fatyak will be holding a series of fun races where everyone is invited to take part. Head over to register