Thank you for your interest in the Isle of Wight Sea Kayak Symposium.

As some of may know, the Sea Kayak Symposium is held on the grounds of the Sandpipers Hotel in Freshwater Bay.  It is a fantastic location, for accommodation, for land based workshops and for sea based activities.

Unfortunately, for the past year the Sandpipers Hotel has been in the hands of a management company with a view to it being sold.  This hasn’t happened and the bank have now foreclosed and the the Sandpipers ceased to trade as of 17th June 2012.  This means that the hotel will be closed from now until it is sold at auction.  All bookings for the hotel have been cancelled and this includes all reservations for the Sea Kayak Symposium.

As the Symposium is held over the bank holiday weekend, the chances of finding alternative accommodation are slim.  We have therefore, taken the decision to cancel the Symposium for 2012.

We know that you will share our disappointment and frustration and hope to see you next year at the Isle of Wight Sea Kayak Symposium 2013.

Best Regards

Owen Burson

Isle of Wight Sea Kayak Symposium