Everyone seemed happy just to be on the water again. We were delighted that HOAA and the Clifton Sea Scouts chose Canoe O to be their first organised event after the Covid imposed stop on canoeing had lasted over 18 months for both.
It was also great to have a wide range of family groups and abilities taking part (ages 2 years – 82 years). The enjoyment and enthusiasm on show was good to be part of. Well over half the participants found all 23 controls. Very well done.
Well done also to our new winner, Carrick Armer. It was a well-earned victory due to him having to pull off a successful Eskimo roll under big pressure after getting his sea kayak snagged in a thicket and capsizing.
Thanks also to our great team of helpers. As well as working brilliantly throughout, they all helped greatly in adding to the warm, social atmosphere at the event.
HOAA would like to thank many groups and individuals for their ongoing support with this unique event. It looks to have raised about £150 which will be used to try and restart further HOAA activities.
Provisionally Canoe O will next be held again on 17th September, 2022 so keep up your paddling.
Phil Puckrin (event organiser)