At the end of this summer the British Embassy finally gave Katya a visa to come train in the UK this September. So over the last month we’ve been based at the whitewater course in Nottingham. The course has a great selection of holes to paddle on and is also where the GB team selection events will be held in October.
Its been good to paddle here again getting ready for selection and Katya thinks the course looks like its been built for freestyle and has started to figure out and enjoy her new composite boat in the holes here.
As well as being based in Nottingham, we’ve spent quite a bit of time at my parents house exploring that area and have also been in some big surf in Whitby. This time back home has actually opened my eyes to quite a lot of beauty in the UK!
I’m looking forward to showing her much more of the nice places we have in the Uk and with the Winter rains hopefully some of the great waves and rivers we have here.
James Bebbington & Katya Kulkova