Location: Avonmore River, Laragh, Co. Wicklow.
Dates: 12th -13th October.
Ireland's oldest and most established boatercross is back. The BBB has gained a huge reputation with paddlers from near and far, it attracts well known kayakers from Ireland and Europe.
Apart from great whitewater competition, it has one of the best after parties around. The whole package just seems to work and has a very polished finish to it.
For anyone entering, here are some words of wisdom from the man:
This the first year we'll be able to keep an eye on the river levels on the gauge page, here's hoping that we get rain.
Video of the Big Boat Bonanza 2005
For more details about the event and how to enter visit www.bigboatbonanza.com