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Wet West PaddleFest 2018

Wet West PaddleFest 2018

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Date: 
07/09/2018 to 09/09/2018

WWPF 2018… this is the brief version, see the booklet download!

Ticket purchasing info to follow. Pre-booking your ticket online will be cheaper than buying it at the weekend and will guarantee you a t shirt. Shuttles will be running up and down both rivers during the day, and a central parking location will be provided. Wristbands which you will receive at registration will get you on the shuttle, and into the party etc so do not lose it.

FRIDAY EVENING

Friday night registration - The Nevis Centre, An Aird, Fort William, PH33 6AN
Collect pre-booked tickets from us at The Nevis Centre on Friday 6 - 9pm, or from the SCA tent from 9.45am at the football field. Come in for a pint and a chat, chill out, grab some food and reflect on the almost inevitable descent of the Etive on the way here :)

SATURDAY - River Moriston

Moriston release on Saturday 8th September 2018 - Invermoriston Village.
Turn up in the field any time after 9.30am, the release doesn’t start at the dam until 5am and it will take a good few hours to fill up so please, don’t turn up early as we need a chance to set up as well and organise parking, and unlock the field and things.

SATURDAY EVENING

The evening party will be held in the Nevis centre in Fort William - we have our usual brand of banter in the evening, and on top of our usual raffle, we are hoping to bring you a ceilidh (not guaranteed but we are working on it!) -  followed by the usual party with a few additions to the evening event - we are doing our best for you as always folks!! It’s gonna be a blast! 

SUNDAY - River Garry

Garry release on Sunday 9th September - Invergarry Shinty Club. 
Turn up in the field any time after 9.30am, the release doesn’t start at the dam until 5am and it will take a good few hours to fill up so please, don’t turn up too early as we need a chance to set up as well and organise parking and things.

You can watch some action from prevoius years here

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TICKET?

A classic, social weekend on awesome rivers
Parking all day both days
Shuttle 10am till 4pm on both days
Entry to the Saturday night party
WWPF 2018 T-Shirt at the event if you buy in advance
Trade stands, with shiny gear and shiny demos for you to try 

UNDER 16S
If you are U16 and want to come along to the event, it is mandatory that you obtain, fill out and return a consent form before the event, and that your consenting adult/parent/guardian is able to accompany you on and off of the water. If you have any issues with this, please email us. Our child protection policy is available along with the parent and guardian consent form in the 'Downloads' section on the right hand side of this page.
 
Any issues at all, email the team at wwpf@canoescotland.org. We look forward to seeing you!

 

More Information

Accidents & First Aid

If you are involved in, or, witness an accident related to the event, please come to the SCA desk at the first opportunity with as much information as you can.
Our volunteers (likely in hi-vis clothing) will be patrolling the banks and driving shuttles on the day - they are your first port of call. They have contact with first aid to get help quickly. Our volunteers and first aid will be at both rivers, please look out for them riverbank, at the dam lay-by on the Moriston or the SCA tent on both rivers. A note on water cleanliness - both rivers are known to be relatively clean, but please be mindful of this in any case!
 
On the river, paddle safely and within your limits.
If you are in doubt, caution means that you’ll be there for another day. If you need advice, please consult the SCA guidebook, or speak to someone at the SCA desk. Please paddle sensibly as per a normal day out, i.e. in groups of three or greater, with paddling ability adequate to safely navigate the river. As with any trip, take a few minutes to think how to avoid unnecessary hazards - ensure you have adequate equipment, clothing and nourishment available, do a bit of a warmup to make sure your fired up and ready!
 
Safeguarding Children
The nominated guardian of all participants who are under the age of 16 at the time of the event must have completed & returned a Consent form. If this has not been done or you are registering on the day, contact the SCA desk. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a nominated adult (parent/ carer/ guardian) at all times throughout the event, including adult supervision on the water. This also includes any evening entertainment. For any other issues or questions relating to child protection, contact the SCA desk or email us.

Ticketing Information/ Booking

Registration Prices

Online bookings before August 18th:
SCA/ Home Nation members £15
Non Members £25
 
Online bookings between 19th August and 2nd September:
SCA/Home Nation Members: £20
Non Members: £30
You still get a t-shirt but just not AT the weekend, we need to post it to you so make sure you include and address for this, and you still receive some discount on the full ticket price in this time.
 
Turning up and paying on the day: 
SCA/ Home Nation Members £25 MEMBERSHIP CARDS MUST BE BROUGHT AS PROOF
Non Members £40 
We cannot provide t-shirts for those turning up on the day unfortunately sa it takes time for them to be made so we post them to you :) 
 
Members of all home nation canoe associations MUST bring a valid membership card with them to demonstrate current membership - we cannot give you the discount otherwise, and you will have to pay the extra £15 to take part in the event. PLEASE do not forget this, get in touch if you have any questions to wwpf@canoescotland.org

Please ensure you are logged into the portal when booking - To book click here

If you have not prevously signed up for the system (BC/CANI/CW/Non affilaited club members) then sign up is requitred for each indivisual so that we get all the correct emergeny information.