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Festival after dinner entertainment: Sea kayakers quiz and Sorcha Cantwell – marine litter and plastics in the future.

We’re pleased to confirm the speaker for Saturday evening at the Women’s Sea Kayak Festival.

Sorcha Cantwell is the founder of the Scottish Coastal Clean-up Project, an ongoing project to rid our coastline of marine litter and bring about change in how we view and use plastics for the future.

Sorcha says “being based in Largs, I’ve always loved the sea and it’s inhabitants. Having been in or on the sea since I was a small child I’ve seen the progressive worsening of plastic pollution on our shores.

Last year I had simply seen and had enough. I started on a journey around the Scottish coastline documenting my beach cleans, raising awareness and encouraging others to do the same.

On this journey I have cried, laughed, spoken to members of Scottish Parliament, addressed conferences both here and abroad. And I’m still at it.

On Friday evening we will have a kayaking-themed quiz, with photos and fun questions for all.

2018 Bookings now open!

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Women’s Sea Kayak Festival being held again on the Isle of Bute on 17th-19th August 2018. 

There has been a really positive response to the announcement that the festival is returning to Bute this year with many  expressions of interest, and that’s before the booking site went live! So, we anticipate a high demand for places.  

Read the booking Information and complete the online form

On receipt of your completed form, we will provide you with details on how to pay.  Once we receive your payment, we will confirm your booking. Please be aware that your place on the festival will not be confirmed until your payment has been received.

We trust this site will have all the information you need but if you can’t find an answer to any questions, we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch.

Happy paddling and see you in August!

Festival Organisers

Alice, Laura, Cathie, Cathy and Roddy.

2018 Bookings open next week!

Bookings are opening on the evening of Tuesday 16th January for the Women’s Sea Kayak Festival being held on Bute on the 17-19 August 2018.

Your ticket includes:

  • 3 days of top quality coaching and guiding
  • 2 evening meals (a buffet meal and a 3 course dinner) in Ettrick Bay Tearoom, Bute
  • A marquee for socialising with your fellow paddlers
  • Beautiful coastal campsite
  • Raffle and more

All this for £210

This year we’re looking forward to welcoming back festival veterans and new faces. The coaching line up is as strong as ever, and if you’re new to the festival, then you can expect a warm welcome and a friendly group of like-minded female paddlers and coaches.

There has been a really positive response to the announcement that the festival is returning to Bute this year with much interest expressed and we anticipate a high demand for places.

Happy paddling and see you in August!

Festival Organisers

Alice, Laura, Cathie, Cathy and Roddy.