Symposium Weekend

Date: 17th / 18th September 2022

Location: Cannich. Scotland

Cost: £150 full weekend

£80 Saturday only incl. Film and BBQ

£75 Sunday only

The weekend is broken into 4 sessions. Register for morning and afternoon sessions. During initial payment and online registration you will be responsible for choosing this workshop schedule.

Saturday starts with the first workshop at 10am. Break for lunch, and the second at 2pm.  

There will be a screening on the Cal Major’s Film “Skyes The Limit” with a BBQ Meal included in the price!

Sunday will be the same again! And Some excellent paddle goodies!

Included in the full weekend price is a bbq, t shirt, film, 4 workshops. Not included in the price is accommodation. We will do our best to arrange car sharing from Inverness if you arrive at the airport. Please make sure you arrive in the mid afternoon for this option! 


Program

Friday 16th September: Registration from 6pm at  Cannich Village Hall?

Saturday 17th September:

9.30am 1st Workshop 

12.30 Lunch

2pm 2nd Workshop

7pm BBQ (Cannich Village Hall)

8.30pm Short Talks

9pm Skyes The Limit Film


Sunday 18th September:

9.30am 1st Workshop 

12.30 Lunch

2pm 2nd Workshop

6 pm The Great Goodbye 🙁

Where is Cannich?

How to get here!

Flying: Fly to Inverness on the Friday and depart Monday

If you are stuck for transport from Inverness airport we will “try” to organise lift sharing after booking!

Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided in the cost. Due to the nature of our pandemic, it is difficult to organise.

Camping

The main site for symposium. Book directly with the site!

Lodges?

What something abit more comfortable? Get a group of you together and stay at the Glen Affric Holiday Park!

Booking

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Choose your Formula!

This symposium is run by women for women.
Mix and Match to find your best workshop!

Paddle Skills

Emy Mcloed | Confidence on the water and exploring the boards limits!

When: Saturday 10am | Saturday 2pm | Sunday 10am | Sunday 2pm

Paddler Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Water based | SUP equipment and personal paddle equipment required

Location: Coille Ruigh Na Cuileige


Expeditions Skills

Helen Trehoret | Journey planning. Map Reading. Weather Prediction

When: Saturday 10am | Sunday 10am

Paddler Level: Beginner 

Land Base

Want to practice your new Expedition Skills? Then we are offering a 2 days Mini Expedition on Monday 19th September! More details at the bottom of the page or Click here!

Equipment needed: Paper pen | Maps for potential expeditions | Smart phones with weather apps

Equipment supplied: Compass | Maps 

Helen Trehoret | Expedition Skills

When: Saturday 2 pm | Sunday 2 pm

Paddler Level: Beginner 

Want to practice your new Expedition Skills? Then we are offering a 2 days Mini Expedition on Monday 19th September! More details at the bottom of the page or  Click here!

Land Base

Equipment needed: Paper pen | Maps for potential expeditions | Smart phones with weather apps

Equipment supplied: Compass | Maps 

Paddle Technique

Sam Rutt | Technical Analysis and Paddle Techniques

When: Saturday 2pm | Sunday 2 pm

Paddler Level: Beginner 

Paddler Level: Intermediate

Water based | SUP equipment and personal paddle equipment required

Location:  Coille Ruigh Na Cuileige




Sam Rutt | Paddling in Wind

When: Saturday 10am | Sunday 10am

Paddler Level: Beginner 

Paddler Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Water based | SUP equipment and personal paddle equipment required

Location:  Coille Ruigh Na Cuileige




River Paddling

Jess Philip | Intro to River Paddling

When: Saturday 10am | Sunday 10am 

Duration: Full Day

Paddler Level: Beginner 

Paddler Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Water based | SUP equipment and personal paddle equipment required (But can be made availble)

Location: River Glass. Cannich




SUP Fitness

Leanne Bird | SUP Yoga for Paddle Mobility

When: Saturday 10am | Sunday 10am 

Duration: Half Day

Paddler Level: Beginner 

Paddler Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Water based | SUP equipment and personal paddle equipment required (But can be made available)

Location: Coille Ruigh Na Cuileige






Leanne Bird | SUP Fitness Core

When: Saturday 2pm | Sunday 2pm

Duration: Half Day

Paddler Level: Beginner 

Paddler Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Water based | SUP equipment and personal paddle equipment required (But can be made avaialble)

Location:  Coille Ruigh Na Cuileige






Our Team



Emy Mcleod



Samantha Rutt



Helen Trehoret

Qualified in a canoe, kayak and SUP. Emy works across the Scottish highlands providing courses, experiences, trips and qualifications.

Emy McLeod is a qualified open water and in white water. Her business Strathspey SUP, a business dedicated to coaching paddleboarding in the Scottish highlands. Emy is also one of the 2022 British Canoe She Paddles ambassadors for Scotland, and sits on the Scottish Canoe Association SUP commitee.

English paddler Sam Rutt is no stranger to the SUP racing world. Her main focus is on SUP fitness and racing. As well as long distance paddle challenges.

Samantha is based in Norfolk and has her company Barefoot SUP!

Samantha is qualified Conditioning coach and will use her knowledge to improve your paddling!

Samantha is focused on pushing her limits and is crossing the Northern Channel in June 2022!


Event Organiser Helen Trehoret. Helen has a passion for the outdoors. Based in France, but no stranger to paddling in Scotland. Her passion lies in exploration, and wild paddling!

French qualifed paddler instructor she has been SUP paddling for over 10 years!

Wing, Foiling, surfsking she does it all!

Helen’s passion is to promote sports, and paddling for women. Allowing them to achieve their goals!



Jess Philip



Leanne Bird

Jess Philip

A paddler with a passion for White water and expedition sup. She is based in the west coast of Scotland where she works as an outdoor instructor and runs her own business Dipper Paddle boarding coaching and guiding on rivers. 

“I really love helping people explore new places to paddle and continue to develop their skills in different environments”.


Leanne Bird

As Founder of Leanne Bird Wellbeing & Adventure, Leanne’s mission is to support and inspire people

to live happier and healthier lives, for the long term. Through her wellbeing services & adventure

experiences, she is passionate about empowering people to discover themselves and ultimately,

discover their freedom.

A qualified SUP instructor, surf coach, personal trainer and yoga instructor, Leanne brings together a

broad breadth of knowledge and skills to provide well structured, tailored programmes for groups



f.a.q.

Where is Cannich?

Cannich is situated half way between Inverness, and Fort Wiiliam.  Just beside Loch Ness.

How do we get there?

You can drive to Cannich.  You catch a train to Fort William or Inverness. Or fly with Easy jet to inverness. If there are many people arriving to these two hubs we can arrange pick up, at a small surcharge.

Do I need to bring my own SUP?

If you want to bring your own iSUP then no problem. But if it will be a struggle due to catching a flight, then we have iSUPs and paddles available! You do need to bring your own personnal paddle equipment. A wetsuit, or long john. 

I am a beginner paddle. Is this ok?

Totally! This symposium is totally for beginner paddlers!

Can I bring my male partner?

He can come. However, the time in the workshop is only for ladies!

Is food included?

Yes! We will have a BBQ for the saturday night!

Covid questions

If we are in another lockdown, all money is refunded.  If you catch co vid, please don’t come! Just send us an email and we can sort something out!  We will be respecting all co vid protocols!  But being outside should make things easier!

Mini SUP Expedition

Add on 2 days to your symposium with this mini expedition.  Start at 10 am for this adventure.

Practice your expedition planning, and navigation skills that you learnt at the weekend!

The Mini Expedition will end at 3PM Tuesday 20th September at Cannich.

Includes

  • Water Proof Bags
  • Evening Meal / Beakfast / Day 2 Lunch
  • Tents available at request
  • Sleeping Bags at Request
  • SUP board available at request
  • Compass and navigation equipment
  • Cooking equipment

Doesn’t Include

  • Personal Paddle Equipment
  • Torches
  • Camping Clothes
  • Insurance
  • Water / Alcohol / Snacks
  • Drinks Bottle
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