Archive for May, 2011

Final reminder for junior course

Please note that the forthcoming junior course is nearly full but there are a few places left.
Follow the link courses for all the contact details.

River Teme – Knightwick to Bransford 15th May

It’s no wonder we are all feeling tired after our 4 hour paddle today. Well done to all as on Google maps it works out to be 7.4 miles or 11.9 kilometres in new money.
It’s a long winding paddle with quite a few interesting corners and tricky flows to negotiate all to keep us on our toes.

Thanks to Paul for organising, Wendy for leading and very well done to Ross who managed the whole journey unaided.


July Weekend Confirmation

So, from your responses we have now booked the Unicorn Inn, at Hampton Loade, on the River Severn as the location for this years July Weekend. We now need to confirm numbers and sort out boats and kit.. Can everyone who is going please fill in the attached form, click here, so we can confirm numbers.

Once you have completed the form can you give Jonathan a deposit of £5 per person so we can get things moving. If you have any questions just ask.

Kit Discount

Ed has spoken to Cheltenham Canoes and they have offered us a discount on orders of multiple kit, 5 or move, of the same thing. Have a look at Cheltenham Canoe web site, click here. for a link.

Things to look at on their site, from the FSRT course last week are: Palm Tape Lines, Throw Lines, Buoyancy Aids, Dry Bags, Helmets and other paddling kit.

They are very helpful guys with good advice. Contact Ed with your requirement and he will coordinate.

Please let Ed know by Thursday 16 June at the latest.

Welsh Canoe & Kayak Show

There is a Welsh Canoe & Kayak Show on 21st May at The Up & Under store in Cardiff, Click here for a link.

Venue Change – Thu 12/05/11

Due to extensive road works we will NOT be meeting at Knightwick on Thursday. Instead we will be meeting at Crown Meadow in Evesham, click here for a map. It is a Pay & Display car park so please make sure you have some money for parking.

We will be using the public launch point and paddle the half a mile or so up to the weir. We will meet at Crown Meadow about 6.45pm and finish at the usual time, about 8.30pm.

July Weekend Details

This years July weekend is taking shape, we now need to confirm numbers so we can book the campsite. Please complete this form to register your interest. This years we are planning to go the the River Severn, the Unicorn Inn at Hampton Loade, Nr, Bridgnorth.

Do you want a Rash Vest?

This years club garment is going to be a Rash Vest. Please complete the following form to register your interest in this garment. Click here for the form. Once we have a better idea of numbers we will confirm details before any orders are placed. We are on a deadline for this so please complete by 10/05/2011.

Avon 3 Day Trip

After last year’s 100 mile trip down the Wye, I admit to thinking that this year’s 3 day Avon run was a bit on the tame side given that we were going to cover less than 30 miles in 3 days. Having now completed it I realise that I completely misjudged the purpose of it and underestimated how successful for everybody it would prove to be.

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Avon Trip Photos – 2

Here are some more, thanks to Graham T.