Axe Vale Canoe Club

Contact us at: info@axevalecc.co.uk

Affiliated to the British Canoeing & Quality Mark Accredited


Bob’s Open Canoe Weekend (36th)
1st, 2nd & 3rd July 2022


Axe Vale Canoe Club in conjunction with the Open Canoe Association is proud to run Bob's Open Canoe Weekend.

This event, based at Axmouth, Devon, is organised by Axe Vale Canoe Club in conjunction with the Open Canoe Association and was the first in Britain designed to introduce Open Canoeists to estuary and coastal canoeing.

This annual event is referred to as Bob's Open Canoe Weekend after a much loved club & OCA member Bob Ottley. As usual there will be a varied programme of skill development (equivalent BC Discover to Open Canoe Awards) and scenic paddles along the Jurassic coast. It is also a great way to make and renew friendships in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

The event starts at 17:00hrs, Friday 1st July and finishes at 16:00hrs Sunday 3rd July 2022 and is based at Axmouth in Devon - camping facilities are available. You can arrive on Friday evening or early Saturday morning ready for the 09:00 start on Saturday.

We have arranged for the separate camping field as usual at Axmouth Camping Site, which is located on the side of the estuary at Axmouth, and gives direct access to the water when the tide permits. The full Axe Vale Canoe Club facilities will also be available for use with courses and trips. These facilities are also used when the tide prohibits access at the site.  The site accepts caravans, motorhomes and tents, however power is only available in the main field; there are toilets, showers, laundry and shop on site. Please read the Campsite Rules in the Information Leaflet.

Full information is contained in the leaflet shown on the right (subject to change)  ---->

BOOKINGS ARE OPEN from 20th May - please use the ‘AVCC on WebCollect’ on-line application process.
Click the ’Apply Here’ button, sign-up for WebCollect (or Sign-in if you have used it before),  and on the AVCC page,
select the ‘Open Canoe Weekend’ event on the 2nd July.

Click here to read our Event/Course Data Processing Notice.

Club members please note: If you want to loan a club canoe please book by 13th June; after that date we will start allocating loan canoes to other attendees who ask.

The typical timetable is shown below:

Information and Booking


Contact for questions
or on the day:
Chris Robin - 07501 973648


Information Leaflet



1700 onward

Participants arrive: set-up, book-in and complete paperwork



Participants arrive: set-up, book-in and complete paperwork



Coaches’ meeting



Arrangements for day.



Trips commence with coaches



BBQ/Campfire will be available on site for general use.



If the weather and tides permit a guided evening paddle up the river may be available



As Saturday



Return to site - MEET CONCLUDES AT 16:00hrs

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