Category: Latest

From GB Selection to Platty+

May 29, 2017 by in category Events, Latest

“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 […]

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R.Y.A. Seamanship Skills

May 12, 2017 by in category Events, Latest

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 […]

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Courses for 2017

March 19, 2017 by in category Events, Latest tagged as , , ,

Looking for a course, dates now set for early summer check out in events. RYA powerboating RYA Sailing for adults or children or a Viking Experience with the children.  

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VHF Short Range Certificate

March 19, 2017 by in category Events, Latest tagged as , , ,

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.

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Maryport Junior School

March 9, 2017 by in category Events, Latest tagged as ,

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 [...]

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Fantastic SUP Fun

March 1, 2017 by in category Events, Latest

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 [...]

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Four Star Training for Ryan

February 23, 2017 by in category Events, Latest tagged as

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 [...]

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Hiring Staff for 2017

February 14, 2017 by in category Latest

Hiring Staff for 2017 Platty + offers a unique opportunity to work in a wonderful environment and we are currently on the look out for the right person to join our team. Vist our Staff Page and scroll down to the Vacancies section for more information.

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This is what coaching is all about

March 25, 2016 by in category Latest

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 […]

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St James Senior Boys School

March 18, 2016 by in category Events, Latest

We had a fantastic time Raft Building with the Year 7 boys from St James School London. The weather can be so good in March.

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