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New direction for Canoe Focus


Article Date: 06/11/2012



Canoe FOCUS – A New Direction


Canoe FOCUS has been the official members’ magazine of the British Canoe Union for over 20 years. Over those years paddlesport has changed beyond all recognition and now it’s time for a change for Canoe FOCUS too.

For 2013 FOCUS has a new editorial team and a new direction to make it truly a showcase for our sport.  From the December issue the BCU will be working alongside the leading producers of paddlesport media in the UK, Warners Group Publications PLC, the team (all keen paddlers) that’s responsible for commercial titles such as Canoe & Kayak UK Magazine and the annual GO Canoeing Bookazine.

The new look magazine will aim to truly reflect the interests and passions of all its readers, from slalom racers to river runners, sea kayakers to open canoeists and everything in between!

BCU CEO Paul Owen Comments,
“In this highly exciting year for canoeing it is fitting that after twenty years the BCU member’s magazine is moving in an exciting new direction. We are pleased to be working with Warners Group Publications PLC with their wealth of knowledge and a real passion for our sport and we look forward to producing a magazine that really inspires our readers to get out there on the water and get involved.”

New Sections
Canoe FOCUS carries information and knowledge that’s invaluable to members that you will not find published anywhere else.

In Focus
The latest news and information on what has been happening within the sport and the paddlesport industry.

Your BCU
The heart of the magazine, presented in a visual way, this new section will communicate directly to members and keep them up to date, and engaged in the activities and latest news from the BCU. Your BCU will also contain content such as mini-interviews with staff/stand-out members, communicate important policy and be a place to address important issues directly.

New Content
More concentration on features to help paddlers get the most from their paddling and stay inspired.
•    Open Canoeing
•    Sea Kayaking
•    Recreation (SOT/Folding/Inflatable)
•    Whitewater
•    Competition
•    In Land Touring


Destination Articles
Focused on fantastic paddling trips predominantly within the UK, destination articles will be highly visual and informative.

What Gear?
A new dedicated gear section focusing on a specific discipline/area of paddlesport and the essential gear that you need to take part.

Contributions
We are very keen to receive contributions from our readers.  Articles and ideas should be submitted via canoeingnews@bcu.org.uk