Archive for September, 2012

Dart Weekend 08 to 10 March 2013

This will be a great target for anyone looking to develop their white water paddling or just have a good weekend away. It should be well within the capabilities of our Kayak Progression group (3*). Providing you get enough trips under your belt his Autumn it would also good for the Paddler development and Paddle power Explore people if they want to get into white water paddling.

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Symonds Yat on a Friday

I paddled with Richard W on friday having an early start on the river at Kerne bridge at about 09.30 with sunshine and blue skies! There wasn’t too much flow with some braking out and setting out practice on our way. when we got near symonds yat rock we stopped for a bit of a lunch break on a gravel bank enjoying the sunshine. As we had a good flow on the corner we were on, we decided to practice some tracking for a bit with great success. We then carried on down to symonds yat rappids ( about 1 ish) where we spent a couple of hours practicing our ferry gliding, brake in/outs, reverse ferry gliding, a bit of setting out and finishing off with some polling. We had a few kayakers come down while we where there which turned out to be Pauline, Sue and Roy getting some extra practice in! We eventually got off the water about 15.30, both having a great day learning a few things along the way.

Nick D

President wins Award

Congratulations to our President, John Gregson, who received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the recent Sports Recognition Awards, organised by Wychavon District Council.

Duck Collection

Our Chairman received this earlier today. If you are able to help, please make direct contact.

We are a charity that raise money for local people, we are holding a duck race this coming Sunday 23rd Sept at the River Arrow in Studley. In previous years we have had a young man with a Kayak who spent a couple of hours helping by gathering up any reluctant ducks. (small and plastic!) However he has now left the area and we have been trying to find a replacment.  So far with no luck.

Is there anyone in your assosiation who could spare a couple of hours from about 12 noon?

I hope you can help, If you want more details please ring me on either 01527 404110 or 07721045600

Thank you for reading this and I hope to hear from you

Carole Andrews
Secretary of Redditch Lions

AGM Tuesday 16th October

Our AGM is fast approaching and will be held on Tuesday 16th October so please put the date in your diary now.

We have a number of Committee positions that will become vacant  and will therefore need to be filled. Without volunteers offering just a few hours of their time each week our Club would not be able to exist, and develop in the future. The roles are not designed to be onerous and the more volunteers we have to help organise the Club the less hours each of us will have to contribute, so think about what skills you have and put them to use them with WKCC and to help us progress to become an even better paddling club.

The roles that are becoming vacant due to other commitments are:

Vice Chairman/woman
New members/Come & Try It
Membership Secretary
Programme Secretary
Junior Rep

If you would like details of what each role involves or to nominate someone (having gained their permission) please speak to one of our existing Committee members (names & contact details are listed on the latest programme) who will be more than willing to help.

Latest Proogramme

The latest programme has been uploaded to the website, download it here, WKCC  Programme.

There are lots of good river and trip to have a go at. If you have any questions just ask someone.

Happy Paddling!!

2 Day Canoe Trip, Pershore to Tewkesbury

So I have finally finished the planning for the overnight trip from Pershore to Tewkesbury on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September. For anyone coming on the trip please click on the link and complete the form. Having all this information makes it easier to plan and organise these kind of trips. Please do not be put off by this trip, it is within the ability of everyone in the club. It is a great opportunity to paddle a really nice section of the River Avon and develop your tandem paddling skills. My plan is to split people up and have people with mixed ability in boats.

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