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Helen Teasdale

Discipline: White Water Kayak/ Sea kayaking


Hometown: Newbury

Living Now: Dinorwic, Caernarfon

Current Boats: 
I have many to choose fro at PYB, current favourite is the small Burn

Shaft of choice ( straight or bent ):

Big volume or tight and technical: 
Both as they both offer different challenges

Favourite Paddling Spot: Scotland / Alps

Achievements: paddling class 5

Whats Next... Ambitions / Plans: To inspire the next generation of paddlers and coaches. To introduce my son to the sport of paddling. 

Best things about paddling: Having adventures with mates

Best Boating Moment: Having the opportunity to Paddle so many spectacular rivers around the world.

Worst Boating Moment: Being pinned on a tree in North America. It wasn’t visible and it was in the middle of a very easy section of river. It took an hour to pull me off, lucky my head was above the water and I sustained crushing injuries to my thigh and hip.

Other Hobbies: Triathlon / Rock Climbing / Mountaineering / Mountain Biking

Ultimate Worldwide Destination: Chile / USA / Canada / Alps

Favourite Stuff: 

Food: Olives

Drink: Peppermint tea 

Music: Ellie Golding

Movie: Love actually

Read: Too many to choose from