We are very excited to welcome our new assistant manager ~ Duncan Firth. Duncan has great experience working all over the UK and Europe but for the last few years has settled back home working in a number of centres around Cumbria before this move to Platty +.
Stewart Savage joined us earlier this month. He brings a great range of experience having worked for a number of years in a variety of different centres and locations. Pictured derigging following his first sail on Derwentwater
“I just love kayaking” Latest addition to Platty+’s staff, British Canoeing team GB superstar Connor Turner. Connor has just been selected to represent GB in June at Augsburg in the River Racing Senior World Cup and the Under 23’s World Championship, in July, in Austria. So come and meet him, whether it’s a fun taster […]
Fiona Forster Thanks for having me! Great couple of days in beautiful sunshine… watch out for me sailing backwards down the lake next time I’m across! We can run a sailing course for you, just contact us. 2 candidates have successfully completed their R.Y.A. Seamanship Skills course over 2 days. Brilliant wind conditions for all […]
A gang of Platty + staff and friends attended a @RYA VHF Short Range Certificate course to update ourselves on the new advances in the radios we use to assist in the smooth running of our sessions on the water. Great use of a bad weather day. We were all successful in passing the course.
Maryport Junior in Gift of the Gael Maryport Junior School visited us for the first time to experience a Day as a Viking. Two year 5 classes come on two consecutive days and what a difference. Beech class came first and had flat calm waters to practise rowing whilst Ash experienced the thrill of sailing. Accompanying [...]
Fantastic SUP Fun Proof that fantastic fun can be had whatever the weather. Rebecca and friends headed out on to a very blustery and exciting Derwentwater to celebrate her 25th birthday. Not to be put off by the conditions, wetsuits and buoyancy aids at the ready, the courageous crew manned their paddleboards and headed out [...]
Four Star Training for Ryan Over one weekend in February, I completed my British Canoeing 4-star White Water training in a kayak. A moving water course, 4 star is all about leadership strategies, group control and incident management. It also develops personal boat handling skills to allow efficient progress using river features such as waves and stoppers (recirculating water). I [...]
All in all, the UKCC Level 1 Coaching course was a fun experience. The course was run by Ashley St.john-claire and luckily for me was at Platty + on Derwentwater. Having the opportunity to run my own groups (however small they were) has really given me a good understanding of what it takes to be […]
Established in 1985, Platty+ is a small, friendly, family run water sports business based on the shores of Derwentwater, Keswick in the heart of Cumbrias Lake District.
Open 1st March to 31st October for hire. Call us if you require anything outside this period.
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Tel: 017687 76572