Archive for September, 2013

Winter Club Challenge 1st October to 31st December. Half Way Update!

We’re almost half way through the Winter Challenge and as a club, based on the information I have gathered we’ve clocked 371 miles – but I know there’s been some paddling done this weekend and some more planned soon.  I don’t know how it compares to other clubs but it seems pretty impressive, boosted substantially by the large number paddling at Brecon.
On the individual mileage front John Gregson is our surprising front-runner having done one long (29 mile) Scottish trip!  Remember, the club mile challenge doesn’t have to include club trips so anyone doing outside club paddling should let me know, to see if anyone can challenge John’s single trip. 
On the individual places visited front, its a tie between a few contenders; Graham, Matt S and Rita included
Remember there are prizes for the club, and for individuals (to be awarded at the Winter Social) so keep paddling and keep me informed

Here is the online form for the Winter Challenge, please complete the form for every river trip, if one person per trip completes the form this would be great

From 1st October to the 31st December we need people to paddle as many miles as possible and visit as many places as possible.  So we’re asking everyone in the club to record all the paddling they do , and also to take records (pictures or GPS records) of their paddling.  Places paddled has to be for at least 3 club paddlers but miles is not restricted.

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Photos from Pershore Bring and Try Session (a lot of swimming)

Photo’s courtesy of Ed.

Battlefield Paddle – Sunday 29th September

This is scheduled for Sunday 29th September.  We start at 10am in Upton on Severn, but start paddling at 11am at Powick.  This is a canoe trip but kayaks can join if they like.  It’s a fairly long trip, you need to bring food, warm drinks and warm clothes.
Please contact Caroline in advance to confirm your plans or for further details by email   or by phone as per number on programme.
1. Interested?
2. Canoe or Kayak?
3. Joining at Upton for the historical preamble OR
4. Joining at Callow End (the get out)
5. Need to pick up a club Canoe?
6. Can you make lock-up for Sunday morning at 9am?  (or make own arrangements)
It should be fun. The last one Caroline organised was great too.

Nottingham Club Championships – This weekend 21/22 September.

There is a great event being held an Nottingham this weekend. There is a chance for the club to win a boat.
It’s a team event with classes for novices to expert with various events including dry land paddling. Only rules are using the same boat for all events. Loan boats are available.

Liz will coordinate the event so please let her know urgently if you would like to go. You are welcome to come along and watch and support.
Camping is available at HPP for approx £14/night (non electric) and £18 (with electric).  See link below for details.

Q4 2013 Programme now available

The latest programme is now available, click here for details.