One of the most exciting developments at this year’s CLA Game Fair, to be held at Harewood House in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August, is the all-new kayak experience area.
Recreational kayaking is a rapidly growing sport worldwide and especially so in the UK, where opportunities exist in river, lake and sea. The CLA Game Fair has partnered with GUL Watersports and Channel Kayaks, an innovative and forward-thinking company at the forefront of kayak design.
Their qualified staff will offer a, 30-minute kayak experience where visitors can actually try this fascinating sport for themselves, in total safety and under expert tuition.
CLA Game Fair’s Head of Fishing, Chris Ogborne, said: “As with all sports, the only way to truly sample its delights is to actually have a go, and kayaking is no exception. Visitors can actually try the craft on site and get help in choosing the right kayak, paddle, clothing and buoyancy aid – even the right roof rack for the car. The kayak experience area at the CLA Game Fair will provide a unique insight into this amazing sport.”
For those wishing to sample the kayaking, wetsuits and changing areas will be provided and fully trained experts will be on hand to supervise the whole area. Safety advice will be provided by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) who will also have their water safety education unit located at the waterside.
In addition to the kayaks, there will be a whole range of gear and clothing on display and for sale, including apparel from GUL Watersports and safety equipment. As well as launching some brand new kayak designs at the event, Channel Kayaks is also conducting a daily auction in aid of RNLI funds.
Under 16s are free-of-charge and adults will be asked to contribute a suggested £5 donation to the RNLI.
For more information, visit: www.gamefair.co.uk