Whats going on?


Are you trying to make sense of the new Coach Award? Getafix are delivering all aspects of this scheme, which replaces UKCC Level 2 and Moderate/Advanced Water Endorsements. Have a look here for BC's flow chart, and if you're not sure of the right path to take through the maze please get in touch. Also take a look at British Canoeing's new website.

The rivers are up, the Summer Season has come to an end. We are looking forward to a busy Off-Season as our dedicated Getafixers from all over the world will descend on us to spend this time upping their skills and qualifications with Getafix, consolidating what they have and being inspired to greatness. Join them! Be part of something really special.

Dates are going up in the next few days for the New Year, so if you're looking for something in particular please send us an email. What is your next step?

Stand Up Paddleboards rule! We are all very excited to be in partnership with McConks SUP, and take delivery of our flotilla from them next week... the full range of McConks boards and SUP products.
Check out to see why we chose these boards, if you need more convincing then email us and arrange to take our demo fleet for a spin, or book your SUP Discipline Specific Module asap - places filling fast.

British Canoeing are on the rampage! not only have they changed their own name (from BCU) but they're changing the names of some of our favourite awards... What was once 4 star is now Moderate Water Leader, and 5 star is now Advanced Water Leader. Hopefully we've managed to include both names here so as to not confuse you all more. Importantly, the course content is still the same

Most of you our regulars have already experienced the varied delights of our bunkhouse at Getafix HQ, and whether or not you were here before the toilet was finished, or while you still had to sleep on the floor in the barn, risk your neck on the Steps with the Big Hole, or scale the cliff of the metal steps to the cabins, you'll now be delighted to hear that phase 1 of the bunkhouse is now finished!

Getafix has always loved to travel and never stops looking to new rivers and new adventures. We're looking at a few places for trips next year but if there's anywhere you'd love to go let us know.

We've been really affected by our friends in the Philippines and what they're going through. Please give money if you can - click here

The Getafix Team had a great time at the BCU 2012 Coaching Conference last weekend - always good to catch up with old friends and meet new people. Thanks all x

We have spaces left on our REC first aid this weekend at Llandegla - book fast for a great weekend!!

We're now back in the UK and have hit the ground running with a Level 1 in Lochgoilhead (our new venue), and 5 successful Level 2 Assessments. EXCITING.....7th-11th & 14th-18th October we will be running 2 WW kayak skills development courses, they will be residential and based in Scotland. We're proud to have one of the most experienced and exciting kayakers in the UK to direct these courses. Watch this space.....


Booking is now open for the 2012 Canoe England Coaching Conference which will be held on the 24th & 25th November at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield.