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River Cam May 2015

River Cam May 2015

   A short trip for all you hardened paddlers, with a group of 11 boats in all, but for a very novice paddler, an ideal length and very much a fun trip . thanks in part to those brave souls who helped in hoisting the less supple (me) on and off the sit-on-top! The assortment(…)

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Nene Div 2/3 Slalom

Nene Div 2/3 Slalom

At the end of the Spring Half term holiday we ran a Div 2/3 slalom on the whitewater course. Unusually this year we got a flood of entries well before the closing date, and we closed entries three weeks before the competition. This is a big help, as it enables us to plan the timetable,(…)

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Pitsford Triathlon

Pitsford Triathlon

6am alarm on a Sunday morning was challenging and the weather looking grey and miserable didn.t help- well it was July! The Triathlon paddling rescue crew met at Pitsford sailing club at 7ish. Athletes, marshalls and other important people with clipboards were milling around. We layered up with cags, hats and other suitable attire for(…)

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Recap of the last 3 months from one keen boater and friends

Recap of the last 3 months from one keen boater and friends

The last 3 months have been an absolute blast in terms of trips that have been planned via the clubs trips email list and some last minute trips. It all started with some rain in early November with me and Sarah driving up the M6 to find some water and resulted with the two of(…)

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Saturday trip on the Nene

I‘ve been a member of the club for around 15 years for the main reason I love paddling whether it is on the flat water, white water or the sea. I joined the club as we went on many trips, some over night and some day paddles to some epic location‘s around the country and(…)

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Sunny November day on the Dart Loop

Sunny November day on the Dart Loop

It was a weekend we had family to visit down Somerset but while were down there I felt the need to take boats in case there is the chance to paddle. With this news Sarah was keen and promptly packed all canoeing kit ready for a possible new river to tick of the ever growing(…)

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Weekend on the Conwy

Weekend on the Conwy

On Monday evening myself and Steve realised that we had no plans for the coming weekend and so decided what better way to fill it then boating!!!!!!! An email was sent out to ‘trips’ email list looking for paddling buddies. We tempted them in with the possibility of paddling the river Conwy even though at(…)

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4 Star Leader Training

4 Star Leader Training

Finally the Friday evening arrived where I would find my self on the M6 on route to North wales with Dave ready for our four star training. We turned it into a more upmarket paddling weekend with a B&B booked right in the centre of Llangollen. 9pm were pulling up in the B&B car park(…)

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Beginners Welsh White Water Weekend

Beginners Welsh White Water Weekend

The weekend began with a long, slow drive to the campsite with congestion almost the whole way. We were first to arrive followed a few hours later by the rest of the group. There was some confusion on whether we would be joined by some more paddlers but in the end we stayed as an(…)

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Weekend in North wales.

Weekend in North wales.

I ended up being double booked on both Bobs Bungy trip and asked about going up to north wales with Joy and Jason, in the end we ended up in North wales as the Tryweryn is one of my favourite rivers and Sarah wanted some more practice. Friday evening after work and were off up(…)

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Family Fun Day/ Search and Rescue

Family Fun Day/ Search and Rescue

Well it was a wet start, heavy rain etc. but it didn’t ruin the day. So after setting the games up along with the gazebo and Gas BBQ we were ready to entertain our guests. The Start time was set for 10am but with the weather and travelling time for some we postponed for a(…)

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Severn/Wye Trip &The Missing Pelli Case

Severn/Wye Trip &The Missing Pelli Case

Well what an interesting weekend, Saturday we was planning on paddling from Glasbury to Byecross campsite. A distance of around 22miles I believe. The shuttle went well and we managed to get on the water around 11am. The start point was very busy with paddlers from all over hiring out canoes etc. The weather was(…)

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An Interesting Day

An Interesting Day

The planning had been done weeks ago, and three paddlers met up in the campsite at St David’s – Scott, Chris and Alan. The plan was simple – tomorrow we would set off at 8am to catch the slack tide, and cross the north end of Ramsey Island. Then we would paddle gently down the(…)

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Doggy Paddle 2014

Doggy Paddle 2014

Another early start for this fabulous event, up at 5:30am van loaded with one of Tracey’s remarkable lunches and bacon baps for 18 for breakfast, hitched the trailer and met up at the centre at 6:30am for remainder of the group to convoy to start position at Royal Leamington Spa where we met Pete King(…)

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