Record Frustration

By John Willacy – As sea kayakers we are all too aware that the weather can spoil our fun at times. Weekends are frustrated and plans spoilt. The weather often has the last laugh, leaving frustration and disappointment in its wake, while the world moves on. As we enter the world of Performance Sea Paddling …

Straits Sess Reminder

Ints Short 5 on 5 60 ons Arches Climbs Cardinal Crosses Cardinal Pyramid Church Islands Cribbin Crosses Downstream Sprintss GG Climbs GG Buoys MB Buoys Perch Ferries Perch WOT Sprints Snowdonia Diagonals Snowdonia 8’s Med 8′ on BB Loops BB Wind Ferries Benlas-Cardinal-Welltog 8’s Cardinal Ferries Cribbin Laps Farts Ferry to C Wave GG-Cardinal Efforts …

Training Dirty

By Joe Leach – Prior to my 2015 solo Ireland circumnavigation I took some time to reflect on how best to train for expedition kayaking. What we sea paddlers do on expedition requires honing a peculiar set of skills and yet, like the coastline itself, our journeys are shaped by environmental factors beyond our control. …

Rest and Recovery

By John Willacy – Article aimed at higher national level canoe slalom competitors in relation to rest and recovery within a training programme. As the race season draws closer, there is more time pressure on our paddlers – coaching weekends, training camps, and race weekends – and of course all the other non-canoeing things that …

Tapering and Peaking

By John Willacy – Article aimed at higher national level canoe slalom competitors preparing for a specific race. Tapering and Peaking are fairly straightforward training concepts for aiming to bring about a high level performance at a specific race. They are not complicated ideas, but can be tricky to time accurately and are often misunderstood. …