Hey all, please note that this wednesday is the monthly meeting. Please come and have a paddle and then meet up at the pub to catch up on the upcoming trips. As usual we will meet round 8.30 at the Cherry Tree in Steventon
For those wanting to come to Tony’s Dart week end, Tony will be most likely at the pub so you can bring your forms and money…
Upcoming Trips and dates:
Because of some clashing dates, the triathlon will this year has to be postponed. Date to be advised.
Week end of the 21-22 September, there is the Piranha fest at the Tryweryn. I believe some people are planning on going. Louise may be the best person to contact.
Tony’s Dart week end 12-13th October – book with Tony
Fred’s Scotland trip for the hardened white water paddler will be on the week from 26th October to 2nd November.
Date have now been booked for this. Sessions for KCC will be on Thursday night, from 8pm to 9.30pm on the following days
Date has not yet been fixed, but will be early November. At this time, in order to prepare this year’s presentation, please do send me photos, comments, video or any other material you would like to share.
I will pick up struff from Facebook group, but not everything is on there, so I appeal to anyone who would like to share to send me photos and comments about it so I can include them.
Also, if there are a few people who could volunteer to prepare some food for the evening, that would be great.
See you all on Wednesday.
Yes it is now ready and on the website in the download section.
Taster session this Wednesday 28th August
Wednesday 4th September, monthly meeting at the Cherry Tree round 8.30pm.
Piranha Fest on the week end of the 21st September – contact Louise if interested.
Same week end is also the Triathlon – on the Sunday Morning.
Ockfest Ock Boatercross/Wavehopper Race Provo date Sunday 20th October 1pm (to bre confirmed)
Involvement by KCC welcome. Fun participation race in pairs from Ock meadow to site in short boats or
Wavehoppers. Also volunteers needed to help with organisation.
Tony’s Dart week end on the week end of 13th October. The form has been circulated, please let Tony know if you want to go.
First, I do wish to all going to Slovenia to have great fun.
Following on this, there is discussion of the annual surf trips, which could maybe be combined with a trip to the Bitches in South-West Wales (the Bitches would be for the more proficient paddlers as this is a bit more hardcore).
Anything else people would like to arrange, please let me know… there has been no real trip to the Tryweryn…
22nd June is the date for it. Less than a month. This is our annual playboating event at Abingdon Weir, and great fun just to attend as a non-paddler. One of the date in the KCC calendar.
The memorial Triathlon will take place in September. Ill update on the exact Sunday in my email next week.
See you all on the water soon
Hey all. Following on the meeting on Wednesday, here are some updates on what is happening.
Polo Taster Session
Thanks to Chris who has arranged an agreement with Oxford Brookes, we can access their pool a Sunday a month for some Polo practices. The next one is on 12th May from 9 to 11.30 at the Harcourt Sport Campus. Polo boats are already at the pool. You only need to bring what you will wear (BA may be advisable?!). If you are interested, contact Chris Bloomer. The cost is about £2.
The session will be shared with Brookes Canoe Club.
Ditch Clear Up
Spring has arrived and with the recent flood, there is a whole load of rubbish in the river. We are looking for some volunteers to come and give us a hand for a quick wiz down the Ditch with some opens in order to clear it.
We will be doing this on a Sunday morning. Raises hands if you are keen (and then email me), and let us know which Sunday morning would be most suitable. We are looking at a week end in May, ideally the one not clashing with the Polo session (so either 19th or 26th May).
Some are heading to Slovenia at the beginning of June. Wish them to have excellent fun. In the meantime, if some are keen on organising some UK paddling (Tryweryn or other?), then please let me know.
A proposal has now been formalised and will be sent to the Environment Agency shortly. After that, it will be waiting. The plan is to setup a push button to open one or two of the small radial in order to release the water..
There is some work being undertaken by Simon, Louise and Dave to sort the issue.
We are going to be running a couple of taster session this month, with one during the Go canoeing week on 22th May on top of the one on the last Wednesday of the month.
We still have a few spaces left on the Beginners course starting in a couple of weeks. If you know anyone interested, please let us know. Do pass the message around you…
Hey all! With Spring finally arrived, we are back on the water every Wednesday Evening – meeting at about 6pm at the hut. In order to arrange for hut duty, for those with a key, please let me know if you are there so that I make sure someone will be present for kit borrowing. This Wednesday additionally is the last Wednesday of the month – Taster session, so if a couple of people can assist, that would be great.
We also have people doing their training for 2 star.
The 2* group are doing an Oxford Pub paddle on Saturday 27th April! Meeting at hut at 9:00am, and then heading up to Oxford for the day. Lunch at the Victoria Arms I think! Back and finished by 4:00pm. If you are interested, let Chris Bloomer know.
Provisional date for the diaries – 22nd June if water levels allow.
Short of trips for May – anyone has a week end they would like to paddle – let everybody know, I am sure there are people interested – Tryweryn could be an option.
Reminder on the site – as mentioned, Wiltsham road is to be use at the moment only on Wednesday night and Sunday morning.