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Adventure Sailing

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Adventure sailing in in many way the most distinctive of all British open-canoe traditions.  That was true in the 1870s, and since the early 1990s, this tradition has witnessed a remarkable revival... one closely identified with a remarkable series of Scottish Coastal Canoe expeditions well documented through the Open Canoe Sailing Group's Gossip. 

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C-Boating UK

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C-Boating.uk

Ever wanted to know what those funny little canoes are all about?  Are you interested in pushing your whitewater paddling to a whole new level?

The team from C-Boating UK is always keen to help - so get in touch or get over to...

Camp Cooking

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For those who prefer to eat well when tripping and journeying...

Canoe Outfitting and DIY

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Once you've decided what you want to do... and how you want to do it... and you've found a more or less appropriate craft... how do you set about adapting what you've got and setting it up so that it's fit for purpose?

Please keep context in mind at all times - as what's "right" will vary depending on intended usage, approach, style and more.

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Canoe Touring - Weekend Trips and Beyond

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For many in the OCA, "canoeing" is defined by the use of the craft in a trip or journey, generally in a craft which only really makes sense when laden with enough kit to be fully self-sufficient for at least a long weekend - meaning it's perhaps more related to backpacking than to so-called "paddlesport".

With care, we can get into tripping and journeying from our very first time on the water.  Here, Morall River Films provide an introduction from across the pond.  It's arguably better than any introduction ever offered in the UK - enjoy :)

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Coastal Canoeing

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Britain's coastline gets explored by all manner of craft, from rowing boats to dinghies and from sea kayaks to yachts.  Most coastal canoeing tends to be in comparatively sheltered tidal waters (notably in estuaries and sea lochs), but recently, open canoes have been used to circumnavigate Anglesey, Mull, the Isle of Wight and Skye.

Headwaters - OCA e-Journal

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