This years Roundup was already the 6th edition of the European Packrafting Meet-up and was a truly international event with packrafters from around 20 countries, as far as Australia, USA, New Zealand and Mexico, but of course many paddlers from all over Europe as well!
The event started as usual with Whitewater Rescue Courses taking place on the days leading up to the event, both for recreational paddlers but also for professional packraft guides.
Photo @Fagus Outdoor
On Monday the first workshops started and groups of packrafters headed to the river. On this day and the following days, we covered sessions on River Safety (throw bag, whitewater swimming (with/without gear), wet re-entry) and Paddling Technique (Eddy catching, Ferry glide, Boofing, Paddle strokes) as well as a repair workshop.
Of course there was also a lot of just fun paddling and hiking along Soca and Koritnica river. A repair workshop was held, as well as a bikerafting session!
On Friday evening we did a Q&A session and movie night. And every night except the very first (very rainy) evening on Monday saw us sitting around the fire.
But I will just let the photos speak for themselves and also thank David from Sweden for the nice movie!
Huge Thanks to all the paddlers to volunteer sharing their knowledge on and off the river and to every single participant for your donations to River Protection!
It was awesome to have Jen & Mark Oates joining the Meet-up again, thanks a lot for the photos and of course for all the volunteering and helping people to improve their paddling skills! A big pleasure to be paddling with you guys again! Also in the photo Max Clemencon who first started to create the Meet-up, special thanks to you Max for being such a good part of the packrafting community!
Katja & Caj Koskinen travelled from Finland to join the Meet-up again this year!
Looking for fish was also part of the game.
See you again next year latest, dates for the 2024 Meet-up are June 10-16, 2024!
Michaela & Seon
Co-Founders Packraft Europe