The Salmon River – A Boaters Paradise Claire O & Jez take 22 kids down this amazing stretch of white water and capture it in an incredible film

The Salmon River – A Boaters Paradise Claire O & Jez take 22 kids down this amazing stretch of white water and capture it in an incredible film

There is one place that I never had on my bucket list and having just been this summer I now highly recommend every kayaker out there add this trip to their list. The Salmon river in Idaho is stunning. It is without doubt a boating paradise, remote, pristine,...
Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 6 – Finals Day – A smashing good round

Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 6 – Finals Day – A smashing good round

This was it, 10 years on from watching the freestyle finals live in Canada* wishing that I could be out there throwing down, here I was in Argentina about to go into my 4th Freestyle Kayak World Championships finals and amazingly I was going into it in 1st place....
Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 5 – Quarter & Semi Finals – A smashing good round

Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 5 – Quarter & Semi Finals – A smashing good round

As I look at the open front of my kayak and see almost all the way through to the inside I can’t help but smile and laugh as I remember Jez and a few others that morning telling me before my runs ‘to go out there and smash it!’  I must remember...
Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 4 – C1 and Womens Prelims

Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 4 – C1 and Womens Prelims

The sun shone bright as we woke up ready for another big day of action. This time it’s both me and Jez competing as its C1 and Women’s prelims day. The Frenchies hid from the sun between heats Jez leaves early as he has an announcing meeting before his...
Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 3 – Mens Prelims

Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 3 – Mens Prelims

Everyone is here with their own personal goals Today was the men’s prelims. The biggest of all the classes with over 6 and half hours of non stop freestyle. Still exhausted from the Squirt boating event today was my enforced rest day as my freestyle would kick...
Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 2 – Jnr W & M Prelims

Inside the World Championships with Claire O – Day 2 – Jnr W & M Prelims

Waking up knowing I had just won another World Championships was an amazing feeling. As I opened the curtains and looked out over the lake the view was insane. The wind had settled and the lake shone bright blue and calm. I felt a mix of emotions excitement, relief...