Just weeks before they compete at the London 2012
Olympics, the world's best canoeists descend on Cardiff for the ICF
Canoe Slalom World Cup.
Held from 8-10 June at the Cardiff International White Water
Centre, professional paddlers from all corners of the World will
battle a 300 metre course of ferocious rapids, hidden obstacles and
25 gates in a competition to get home in the fastest time. It will
be an adrenalin fuelled race of speed and skill.
And when the professionals have gone home why not have a go on the
rapids yourself. Don't worry, they'll be toned down a couple of
notches for you as the flow of water is controlled depending on the
expertise of those taking part.
It's not just canoeing either. The centre offers a whole host of
white water activities including the ever popular white water
rafting and river boarding, where the brave (or foolish) descend
the rapids clinging on to nothing more than a float while getting
tossed from side to side. It actually looks quite good fun!
For more information on the World Cup visit the ICF website
For more information on Cardiff International White Water,