BoaterX Competition January 2018

Gallery BoaterX Jan 2018 Great to see several of the juniors competing in the BoaterX. Braving the cold, and putting on a show for their supporters. Maybe we’ll get a few seniors involved at the next race? If they’re brave enough for the launch ramp!

Raft Race Series January 2018

Gallery Raft Race Jan 2018 What a day for #teamcroesy. This time it was the turn of the parents to compete at our new found hobby, whitewater rafting slalom. First time out as a team and came 4th with fairly respectable times!
Looking forward to the next race in February. Kids found it hard to have roles reversed as they were on photo and bank support duties for a change!

BoaterX February 2018

Gallery BoaterX February 2018 Croesy Kids were out in force again despite the freezing conditions! The club juniors have been well represented across the series, making up the majority of the field at each event. Well done to Ben, James, Sennah, Brogan, William & Oliver for competing in this challenging event.

   

Success at the CIWW Raft Race Series 2018 for #TeamCroesy

Gallery Raft Race Series Feb 2018 Another fun filled Friday for #teamcroesy at Cardiff International White Water for the final event of the raft race series. The race involved both sprint, and head to head battles. Despite the freezing temperatures #teamcroesy achieved a tremendous second place, and earned entry into the British rafting series later on this year (in the warm weather!). Looks like there’s more of this to come!

Hurley Classic 2018

Gallery Hurley Classic 2018 A fantastic weekend away with some of the #Croesykids at the Hurley Classic, where the kids got to paddle with and be coached by World Champions, who were taking time to nurture the next generation of freestyle paddlers.
Highlights including the ‘Dream Team’ of Ben, Owen, and Oliver, by far the youngest competitors with a combined age less than the majority of individual paddlers, competing on a floodlight wave, which was being live broadcast during a blizzard, with temperatures as low as -9°! They’re a very hardy bunch of kids!
Congratulations to Ben for winning the Cadet class of the main event.
Despite the freezing conditions a thoroughly enjoyable weekend of kayaking, camping and competition.

 

FSRT Training Course March 2018

Gallery FSRT March 2018 A fantastic, fun packed, educational and informative FSRT course attended by club members at Taff Bargoed Park. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed utilising the various craft on offer, there were plenty of thought provoking tasks and opportunities to brush up on rescue skills, providing challenges for all. 

Llandysul Slalom Weekend April 2018

Gallery - Llandysul Slalom April 2018 A fantastic weekend of fun, incorporating some slalom racing at Llandysul and the usual lake and river based entertainment. Great turnout from the club again and some tremendous results, promotions and trophies in the bag for the #Croesykids.

 

Nene Younguns Event April 2018

Gallery - Nene April 2018 Another fun filled and fantastic day of paddling with the #Croesykids. Ben, Brogan, William, and Oliver representing the club at the Younguns Freestyle event.
There was plenty of coaching available from the organisers, keen on developing the next generation of freestyle paddlers. Some top tips and training ideas received in readiness for the upcoming Welsh Open event in Cardiff.

 

Paddlefest @ CIWW May 2018

Gallery - Paddlefest May 2018 It was great to see so many of the club members attending Paddlefest at Cardiff International White Water, and participating in a fantastic, fun filled paddlesport event. The weather was glorious, the sun shone throughout, and the white water provided a pleasant opportunity to cool off. Activities included rafting, ducky derby, stand up paddleboarding, BoaterX and the Welsh Open Freestyle. #croesykids

 

Ogmore Slalom May 2018

Gallery - Ogmore May 2018 Another successful weekend of racing with the #Croesykids at the River Ogmore Slalom in Bridgend. With wins in K1m on both days for James, and in C2 for Oliver and Justin. The club was well represented across all categories with a few new faces entering their first slalom event too! Well done to all!

Outstanding Success At Llandysul and Frome

Gallery - Frome and Llandysul June 2018 Some stunning slalom successes for the #Croesykids. With wins for many at both Llandysul and Frome events. The kids were dominating the podium across multi disciplines, plenty of trophies and medals were won. We even encouraged grandparents to participate!