Friday, March 20, 2009

British Freestyle Kayak Display Team at the NEC Outdoors Show 2009

2009 sees the return of the GB Freestyle Kayak Display Team to the NEC Indoor Pool.

Freestyle kayaking is a unique form of kayaking in which athletes perform spectacular gymnastic style moves usually whilst surfing large waves or paddling down challenging white water rapids.

For this event the athletes will be bringing the art of freestyle to the NEC pool where they will be demonstrating a mix of the most complex moves. The team will be performing displays each day and will take you on a journey, showing the development of freestyle. The team will help break down the moves to show you the fundamental stages involved from the Eskimo roll through to Mcnasty, Phonix Monkey and Tricky Woo. This is a show not to be missed it is a high quality display of skill and strength by some of the Worlds top kayaking athletes.

The display team will include Freestyle’s 3 times British Champion and European Champion David Bainbridge, Squirt Boating’s British Champion, European Champion and World Silver Medallists Claire O’Hara. Squirt Boating’s British Champion, European Champion and World No 4 James Reeves and Junior UK Freestyle Series winner and flat water freestyle extraordinaire Stuart Parry.

The GB Freestyle Kayak Team are currently training for the forthcoming World Freestyle Kayaking Championships which will be held in Switzerland in September 2009.

If you are interested in finding out more about the athletes and the team or if you fancy getting involved in kayaking yourself check out the following websites… ClaireO’Hara James Reeves GB Freestyle Team The British Canoe Union