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Islay Crosbie

Discipline: Freestyle Kayak

Class: K1 women

Hometown: Keswick, Cumbria

Living Now: Nottingham

Current Boats: Jackson Star 2016 Carbon, Zet Veloc

Shaft of choice ( straight or bent ): Straight

Big volume or tight and technical: 
Big volume

Favourite Paddling Spot: Garberator wave, Ottawa river.

Achievements: Milau Natural Games 2017 - Finalist

European Championships 2016 - Finalist

European Championships 2014 - Finalist

World Freestyle Championships 2013 - Semi Finalist

World Cup NOC 2012 - Finalist

GB team member 2008-2017

What’s Next... Ambitions / Plans: ……

Next is the road to the 2017 World Championships in San Juan, Argentina, followed by a 2 month trip traveling Argentina and Chile and exploring some of the classic rivers there. I am always working to develop my paddling

Best things about paddling: Meeting people and kayakers all over the world and taking me to stunning places off the beaten track.

Best Boating Moment: Camping under the stars on the beach at No21 in the middle of a 2 day Zambezi trip

Worst Boating Moment: A fairly brutal swim in Austria!

Other Hobbies: Climbing, wakeboarding, skiing, running

Ultimate Worldwide Destination:  Uganda

Favourite Stuff:  

Drink: Can’t beat a cold beer straight of the river, or a cheeky G&T.   

Music:  Anything I can dance to

Movie: Forest Gump  

Read:  Touching the void

Heroes: Jessie Stone for the incredible work she has done for the communities around The Nile river and being an all round inspirational Doctor and Kayaker. 

My Villains:  Jeremy Hunt, mosquitoes.