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British Canoeing announce trade partnership with KayakPro

British Canoeing is delighted to announce a new trade partnership with KayakPro USA LLC - manufacturers of World Class ergometers for kayak, canoe and many other water sport modalities.

Grayson And David

Founded in 2001 by five-time British Olympian Grayson Bourne, KayakPro manufactures the World's premier, state of the art Ergometers which services a large majority of water sports.

Based in the US but having a strong presence in the UK, KayakPro has been the official suppliers of ergometers to the last four summer Olympic Games.

As part of the partnership with British Canoeing, KayakPro will support with the U Canoe club and centre programme and support the National School Games finals taking place at Loughborough University.

KayakPro will join British Canoeing’s trade partnership, which was formed in August 2017.

The trade partners work together on the following objectives:

• Sharing a vision for growth

• Engaging paddlers and members and building stronger communities of paddlers, coaches and partners

• Promoting products, opportunities and campaigns that inspire and increase participation within the sport

• Increasing profile and reputation of the sport

• Sharing insight and learning

David Joy, chief executive of British Canoeing said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with KayakPro, we’ve had strong working relationships with the company for many years and we look forward to strengthening the partnership. They have a world class approach to producing high quality innovative equipment and we’re excited to be developing new opportunities with them.

“All trade partners share a similar ambition to see the sport and the market grow, with more paddlers paddling more often. Our strategy – Stronger Together – sets out how we believe this can be achieved, by everyone playing their part to attract, engage and retain participants.”

Grayson Bourne, owner of KayakPro, said:

We can offer British Canoeing development of unique products that we envisage will be of great interest to and excite British Canoeing's members and affiliates. We see our partnership as a two-way synergy.

– Grayson Bourne, owner of KayakPro

“Stronger Together is so necessary as there are so many people who paddle that aren’t necessarily involved in a bigger organisation - British Canoeing could be the glue that brings all of these elements together."