The 2017 West Wales Sea Kayak Meet is happening on the weekend of 2nd-4thJune.

As in previous years there are only 100 places for experienced sea kayakers. Each person will pay £35 into the pot and all profits will be split equally between the Wales Air Ambulance and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

There will be a variety of trips on offer, some easy some more challenging. There are twenty guides who will pair up and decide which trips they are comfortable going on. They may or may not be qualified and it’s their choice if they tell you or not. They are there to help you find your way around and ensure that everyone stays together. They are not there to coach you or help you through conditions that are beyond you. If you need this then book a course or trip with Mayberry Kayaking instead. If you arrive at a location and the conditions are too much for you then don’t get on the water. They will look out for you but the message is that you are responsible for yourself.

Event base is to be confirmed.

Useful Info

Camping will be at the Phoenix Centre between the football and the rugby field. Please, no vehicles on the grass. There is a large car park 100 yards from the site and campervans are welcome there.

Beaches Diner will be open until 8pm if you are looking for food after your journey.

We will be in the Glendower (five minutes walk) from 7pm onwards on Friday 2nd and look forward to seeing you there as you arrive. The address is Goodwick Sq Goodwick SA64 0DH.

If you are arriving from the Cardigan direction then the infamous Moby Dicks in Dinas is ideal for grabbing a last minute bag of fish and chips! He’s open until 9pm. From Haverfordwest, then Something’s Cooking in Letterston is the best place to grab some. There is also a fish and chip shop in Goodwick and Bernard at the Glendower doesn’t mind you having them on his tables out the front of his pub, be sure to buy a drink though!

On both mornings the Beaches Diner will be opening early for us at 7.30am. Paul does a really good cooked breakfast for £5, much easier than cooking your own.

On Saturday evening we will be at Phoenix Centre where we have the use of their bar b q, all you need is something to cook on it and the bar will be open! I will reiterate, we do not supply cutlery, any food or condiments on this weekend, you will need to bring your own!

OS Landranger 145 and 157 cover the Pembrokeshire Coast and Southern Ceredigion.

Maps and charts, tidal constants and streams can all be downloaded as jpegs for printing from here. Milford Haven tide times are available online here.

Some trips maybe out and back to the same place, others will be an “A to B” trip and may require the help of the national park buses.

To book your place send a paypal payment of £35 to westwalesseakayakmeet@hotmail.co.uk. Please include your name so we know who you are.

You can also join the Facebook group here.