Reminder: Halloween twighlight paddle

Sunday October 29th 2017, meeting at 4pm in the riverside car park in Mill Lane Dedham.

This is a nice flat river suitable for beginners and experienced alike. We will be paddling from Dedham to Flatford Mill and back, the light will be fading so glow sticks and head torches are a must. As it’s close to Halloween you might wish to join in the fun and dress your boat or yourself in suitable style !! Although remember that bouyancy aids are essential. It’s not going to be warm so make sure you are dressed for the weather and bring a hot drink and snacks.

Anyone paddling with an under 18 will be required to sign a paddle responsibility form. No one will be allowed to paddle without a suitable bouyancy aid.

Kayak or canoe, everyone is welcome to join us for a bit of fun and socialising and hopefully we get a few more paddlers out of the pool and into the river. ( not literally !!!)

If you need to borrow a boat or other equipment please contact David Harris at equipment1@braintreecanoeingclub.co.uk

Or Kevin Jezzard at equipment2@braintreecanoeingclub.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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Coaching?

As part of the Committee’s efforts to increase the coaching resource available within the Club we are going to be starting with some “official” coaching sessions at the Saturday morning pool sessions.

To begin with this will be on the first Saturday session of each month starting in 2018 on 6th January. The pool session will still be open to everyone for general practice but with the addition of some coaching for those who want it. Initially we’ll probably aim to use half of the 1 hour session in just one section of the pool so it shouldn’t be too disruptive to general paddling.

I’ll be doing the first session so if there’s something specific you’re aiming to learn/improve just let me know.

We also hope to bring some more proposals around coaching to the Club AGM in January so make sure the date (19th January) is in your diary.

Kevin D

DSCN5167PS – this is just a random image to catch your eye – nothing to do with pool coaching!!!

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River Lune trip November 17th to 19th

This is a reminder to those who have been on this weekend before that Longrigg Residential Centre has been booked again and it is also an invitation to any club member to come along for a white water paddling weekend. Accommodation cost will be approx £17 per person per night in bunk house rooms. A breakfast and evening meal will be organised by me which last year cost less than £5.

Please now confirm you are coming by responding to this post and nearer the time I will send an email with more details. Even if you think you advised me you were coming some time ago please still confirm.

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River Tees Weekend

Last weekend a number of Club Members were invited North by our Northern branch (Wayne and Josh) for a weekend on the river Tees. Whilst the river levels were on the low side we paddled the 10 miles from Middleton on Tees to Barnard Castle. This gave us a scenic paddle with some play spots in occasional sunny spells which highlighted the autumn colours. We then jumped in the cars and headed to Low Force  to satisfy Tania’s request to practice her ‘Boof’ moves. A great days paddling.

Sunday was a sunnier day and as levels were low we headed for the River Washburn which is dam released. This provided a narrow fast running river with a number of play spots. It is only 2 miles long but the first run took 1 1/2 hours.

Accommodation was in the Teesdale hotel in Middleton in Teesdale which offered good food and beer so all in all a great weekend. Thanks to Wayne for all the organising. 

 

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Club clothing

T-shirts £10 each

Hoodies £25 each

We have chosen a good quality t-shirt and hoodie that will have an embroidered logo on charcoal grey fabric.

Sizes are XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

If you would like to order a hoodie or t-shirt you can email for an order form or just email your order to me at secretary@braintreecanoeingclub.co.uk.

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