Archive for April, 2010

Doggy Paddle

Richard Butler will be intending to take part in the Leamington Spa CC Doggy Paddle again this year. The paddle is in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. If anyone is interested in this paddle please let Richard know. Sunday 9th May start 9.30am onwards, 18 miles Leamington to Stratford, 3-5 hours depending on speed and conditions etc. There are three shootable weirs and one compulsory portage. Further details on request or at the RLSCC Web Site rlscc.org.uk.

Sea Kayaking end of May South Pembrokeshire

Please see link for those who may be interested in doing a bit of sea kayaking at the end of May in South Pembrokeshire.

http://www.seakayakguides.co.uk/content/stackpole-sea-kayak-festival

Sunday 25th April, Nafford

Sundays paddle is park and play/practice at Nafford weir. The smiley face is Nafford weir (for reference for future paddles the circle is Eckington bridge car park).
Parking is limited in the lay-by on the Nafford road opposite the smiley face and you are not allowed to park in the fishermans car parks. You head down the path, across the sluice bridge and lock and along the path to the weir or get in by the lock and paddle around and shoot it.
Alternatively if you don’t feel like a paddle come down and watch as it’s a good viewing area.
Hope to see you there.

You may find the following zoomable google map more specific Eckington bridge

Palm The Big Paddle Symonds Yat 15-16 May

Another event to put in your diaries Palm The Big Paddle Symonds Yat 15-16 May. Lots of things to do, a good event for juniors. Why not book a place and go along. Check out the following link:

http://www.thebigpaddle.com/index.php/2010/03/line-up-announced-tickets-on-sale-1st-april/

Check it out and I recommend getting there early as the car park will get busy.

Upton Warren Open Day 3rd May

Please see attached filer/poster for the activities that are being held at Upon Warren  on Monday 3rd May as part of the Go paddling week, includes climbing, sailing and other activities for those not on the Wye 100 mile paddle and more importantly for Junior members this is a great opportunity to do something different in the local area.

UptonOpenDay2010_poster

Stratford to Bidford 11/04/2010

Here are some  photos and there are some great videos on our YouTube site (see link in our useful links section) all courtesy of Richard B.
If someone could write me a review I will update this article.

Windermere Canoe Kayaks Summer Solstice Lake Race

We have been sent this interesting fun event on Lake Windermere over the longest weekend of the year.
Please have a read of the attached posters and if you are interested then there is an application form as well.

SummerSolsticePDF
Application Form

The blond guide to kayaking

The blond guide to kayaking
or
The Lugg, a dead sheep, a dead swan and two capsizes!

It was a beautiful start to the day with lots of sunshine on the journey to Leominster with Paul C.  We met Graham, Clive, Steve and Frizz Ease at 10 am and after all the usual getting ready and ferry [this time Graham did remember to bring his spray deck!] we got on the water at about 11.

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Sunday 4th April Lugg Paddle

Sunday 4th will be a kayak paddle. Lugg Green to Leominster based on who responded to comms.
Meet Leominster car park by fire station at 10:00. There is likely to be portaging due to high levels.
It may be a bit nippy so take a hot drink and snacks (doesn’t apply to me).

Easter Weekend Paddling

Surf report for Sunday is pants but it’s very good conditions for tomorrow (Saturday).  The current situation is that Ben Brown (quartermaster) is going on Saturday and I may be joining him.  If anyone else is wishes to go then contact Ben (number on programme).

We are also planning to do something on Sunday. We will have to monitor water levels on some of these sections as they wash out and are not worth visiting. Can I ask you to reply to me and Clive by early Saturday afternoon so we can make final plans.

These are all open to Kayaks and Canoes.
Symonds Yat
Lugg – Lugg Green to Leominster
Teme – Somewhere like to or from Bransford