[UPDATED January 20th ]European packrafting meet-up !!!!

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[UPDATED January 20th ]European packrafting meet-up !!!!

Post by max42mtb » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:30 am

PACKRAFTING MEET-UP. What do you think ?
Who would be interested in organizing a packrafting meet up on the Soca river, in Slovenia, by the end of May/Beginning of June 2018 ?
WHY there ? Slovenia is central in Europe, fairly cheap, the Soca river goes from grade I to V, the landscape is great, there are great infrastructures on site (camping, and paddling shops)
WHAT to expect : river boating, workshops : safety on the river, pimp your raft, gear maintenance ect...Also, a sell/buy moment. I'll get in touch with the Balkan river tour to see if they are willing to give us a presentation of their work in the evening.
HOW long ? It would be over a weekend or 3 days.
MORE details : I am willing to hear from HIGHLY motivated people to help me organize this event. If companies want to help out (sending someone to help with organisation, setting up fun contests, press, presenting your new products/demo ect...), please hit me up : maxence42mtb@gmail.com
For the info, I live in Slovenia.
PLEASE comment, so WE get an idea of who MIGHT be interested. Any suggestions are welcome !
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Re: European packrafting meet-up !!!!

Post by max42mtb » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:57 pm

Date : Saturday April 28th -> Tuesday May 1st .
Location : Bovec - Slovenia

PacKraft (www.packraft.com.au) will be on site to explain the design of their boats and share some tips about packrafting in Australia and NZ.
Local raft guide Miha, will be around to help you navigate down the river and assist with safety.

What will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks :
-Seon CL(who is helping me out with the organisation) is in touch with Rescue 3 Europe to provide an optional Swift water rescue course (recreational AND professional)
-I am reaching out to the various campgrounds to see who is willing to host us.
We are also working on :
-The various family activities available in the region (festival, hiking, biking..),
-An official program for the event (what's happening and when).

We are still looking for people willing to share stories about :
-Previous trips they have done (hiking, packrafting, kayaking...)
-river conservation,
-Packrafting with kids

Any company willing to get involved is welcome !

If you would like to get involved or for more information please email me at : maxence42mtb@gmail.com

The date and location are confirmed, the rest will be confirmed in the next couple week and an official facebook page will be created. Thank you for your patience.

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