Archive for November, 2008

Whitewater Safety and Rescue Course

Ed is planning to book us on a whitewater safety and rescue course in the spring but we need confirmation by Thursday 4th December of numbers. Please read the attached flyer or your email for details. If you are interested but are unsure of your suitability then don’t be put off and contact Ed who will verify with the National Whitewater Centre as to your suitability. We have six confirmed so far but are keen to get 10 or 12.


Recommended Book List

A few book recommendations for paddlers and good suggestions for your Christmas list.  Please let me know if you have any other favourites you would like to add to the list.

Recommended Book List

Here’s an additional link to  Pesda press who publish many of the books Adam shows above plus it shows many sea kayaking books recommended by Paul H and a book on how to paddle a Sit on Top for Gary to read. Please note that from experience it’s worth searching places like Amazon and to get good prices on these books.
Pesda Press

Christmas Party Saturday 20th December

Just to remind you all that the WKCC Christmas party will be held on Saturday 20th December at Pershore Football Club. Final details to be confirmed but it will be a similar style to last year and involve a buffet, casino or skittles etc.
In order to book the catering Sandie needs to know numbers by Thursday 27th November. Please contact Sandie to let her know how many tickets you require and then get a £5 per head deposit to Sandie as soon as possible. The event is open to non-members as well.The final cost will be £10 for adults and £5 for children including food.

WKCC Pool Kayak Courses

We are planning to offer two courses to run after the Christmas break. Please see the attached posters for details or read on for more details.
Junior course poster  Adult course poster

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Some events that may be of interest – additional date.

Here are a few messages from our Paddle Development Officer Paul Haggett. If you have any questions or are interested then contact Paul on 07913 613958 or mail

These are some events being run by Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre.

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Symonds Yat Changes

The level at Symonds Yat was high this Sunday but you can tell that the new improvements should make it much more usable with clearly defined lines which should produce good breakout practice opportunities. Although there were a few waves it was a bit high to see what good waves may form. The level on Sunday was a full steps depth above the wide bottom step and our estimate was that it could do with being 4″ to 6″ lower to be ideal.