KataKanu


A versitile  activity with broad appeal

Schools, Activity Centres, Cadet Forces, Scouts, Guides, Boat Hire, Special Educational Needs, Canoe Clubs, Outdoor Education, Sailability, PaddleAbility.


People come in all shapes, sizes, ages, abilities and emotions. something that is mundane to one person might pose a massive challenge to another.

In life it is the first step that is often the most difficult,

the KataKanu was designed to make that step a

little easier.

Who built it;

Ian White is an all round competition canoeist,

he has enjoyed taking part in all types of

events, white water, flat rivers and on the

open sea, both sprint racing and marathons.

He has  been paddling around in canoes and kayaks since the age of ten and first

competed for Great Britain 6 years later when 1973 he and his partner won the

notorious Liffey descent. He competed at the junior World Sprint Championships in

1975 and went on to win a few classic canoe races including the Devizes to

Westminster 125 mile marathon & the Arctic Canoe Race, all 350 miles of it!! For the

past 40 years it would be unusual for him not to have paddled over a thousand miles a

year. As well as building KataKanus, Ian still works 2 days a week coaching

youngsters to take part in the Devizes to Westminster Race.