The 2018 “Try A Boat, Get Afloat” was held May 13th 2018
As usual the event took place in Eirias Park at Llyn Eirias Boating Lake.
We will be commenced paddling for the public at about 10AM and finished off around 15.30, in that persio we had over 130 people come along and , under our supervision had a go at canoeing or Kayaking. This has once again resulted in a few new members signing up with us and has increased our membership level to over 110
Try A Boat Get Afloat is a free event open to all, under the supervision and guidance of our experienced paddlers and coaches we invite members of the public to come along, get kitted out in the safety gear and have a paddle on the lake.
We have open boats (Canadian Canoes) and for those feeling a little more confident a selection of kayaks available for people to try. There is no age limit but smaller children must be accompanied in the boat by an adult.
All paddlers must sign a consent form and undergo a quick safety briefing. Under 18’s must have the consent form signed by an appropriate adult who must remain at the event whilst the paddler is on the lake.
In the last few years this event has proven to be very popular and has given some of our “Try A Boat” participants the bug to take the sport up and have gone on to join the club and are now active members of Colwyn Canoe Club getting out and paddling on a regular basis.