The race is scheduled to go ahead over the normal route and entries have reached the limit and are now closed. All paddlers on the start list should have been receiving information by email.
Please note there will be no toilets at the start. If you are coming from the Chester direction you can turn off the A55 at junction 18 (Conwy, Deganwy) just before the Conwy tunnel, go right at the roundabout and there is a Tesco on the left at the next roundabout (200 yards).
The forecast is for light 5-10mph southerly or westerly winds so conditions should be good.
Starts will be in 6 boat waves to adhere to the 2m distancing rules and there will be no briefing or prizegiving to avoid paddlers congregating together. NB in wales the distancing rules are still 2m rather than 1m plus.
Please ignore the event program page.
The Afon Conwy is a beautiful river in North Wales flowing through the picturesque Conwy valley from the Snowdonia National Park to the sea. It meets the sea at Deganwy after passing under the walls of the 13th century castle and through the harbour at Conwy.
The Conwy Ascent is an upstream canoeing event, taking advantage of the flood tide to start in the Deganwy Narrows and finish at Dolgarrog Bridge approximately 15km away. The river offers many challenges in reading water and weather conditions and is rich in wildlife and beautiful scenery.
Following the successful introduction at the 2009 Conwy Ascent, there will again be a race for Stand Up Paddleboards. Follow the main menu or click here for further details.
To check the most up to date information about the race, anticipated conditions, etc. check the Latest Information page