Archive for March, 2010

Open Canoe Sunday 21st March 2010

For the second winter in a row, Caroline arranged a mainly open canoe paddle from Arley to Bewdley on the Severn although a few people kayaked.
This was to be part of the warm up series towards the 100 mile trip with an Adam coaching session of equipment packing and stowage before we started.

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Paul Donohue

It is with great sadness that we make the announcement that Paul Donohue passed away on Saturday 6th March.

Paul had been an active member of WKCC for some 10 years and has been proactive in his involvement with the club. Participating in numerous river trips both local and further afield.

Paul had also been working within the BCU coaching scheme and had reached his Level 2 coach award.

The funeral will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Monday 29th March at 11:00 a.m. and then afterwards at The Swan Inn, Newland, Malvern.

All are welcome to the funeral and Paul’s wife Sian has asked that no black ties are worn, flowers to be family only and donations to be made to The Air Ambulance Service.

In the very near future we will arrange a tribute paddle, a further announcement will follow.

Wyre Wier Sunday 14th March 2010

We had a good time on Sunday afternoon at Wyre. Jordan paddled Clives Robson Red Fred, Clive paddled Ed’s Liquid Logic and I paddled my own little boat. Nick G, Nick D and Richard B all paddled open canoes.
The level was good and weather was great and a good time was had by all. Please see the YouTube videos in the links section and the photos below.

Wavesport Diesel 65 for sale

Wavesport Diesel 65 with airbags
One of our former members Mark is selling his red Wavesport Diesel 65 complete with airbags. It’s about 2 years old and in good condition and Mark has mainly used it for coaching.
The 65 version is suited to the lighter non pie eating paddler.

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Canoe Trip – 21st March – Severn Arley to Bewdley

One of the series, preparing for the 100 mile Wye trip.   The focus of this session is to get used to paddling and portaging with laden boats, so come along with your kit and we”ll work on efficient packing, loading and carrying.   As well of course as some paddling, with some adjustments to trim.

This is not a long paddle and we’ll be land based for the kit bit – however others in kayaks are welcome, if you can bear with us whilst we work on the canoes.

We will meet at the Car Park off Dog Lane, Bewdley at 10.00am – bottom left hand side of the car park, down by the river.  There are roadworks in Bewdley right now, so allow an extra 10 minutes on your journey.

Please let Caroline know if you want to come, and to arrange canoe pick up (probably Saturday morning, but TBC)