Club Update 23rd March 2009

Update time, and its a long one…

2009 Fees – Its time to open your wallets again. You should have received an e-mail from the treasurer with a membership form. If you haven’t then please contact Andy Newell.

New Trasher – There’s a new Trasher out, grab it from the web site as usual. if you can’t remember the password then let me know and I’ll tell you. If you haven’t paid your 2009 fees this will be the last Trasher that you receive. 

Also if you’ve been up to anything interesting paddling wise or have anything you want communicating then please consider writing something to be included in the Trasher. Let the Editor know at .

Goings on – If you have any dates for trips and or courses you would like added to the cub calendar then please let me know. The calendar is here if you’re interested.

Would anyone be interested in a Club trip to HPP when it’s been refurbished? let me know.

Monthly Meeting, Wednesday 1st April in the Fox Inn, Steventon. Come along and see what’s going on.

Sunday Morning Paddling – Just a reminder that there is usually a contingent of paddlers out on Sunday mornings starting from the club hut at 0930. If you fancy popping along then check with Neil Murton, Louise Royle or myself to confirm that someone will be their especially if you want access to the club kit.

Blastathon – Provisional date is Sat 13th June, keep the date free.

Dragon Boats – This year will be on 10th May, volunteers needed to man a stand. Anyone want to put a team together to race should contact Dave Surman.

For Sale –  Lee Gill has an Pyranha Inazone 240 (£200) and Louise Royle has small Pyranha Burn for sale.

Wednesday Evening Paddling – Paddling from the hut seems to happening already on Wednesday evenings but will be more organised once the clocks change and the evenings become lighter. A rota of helpers will be put together soon, volunteers are required!

Riverside Talk – Chris Eastabrook and David Fairweather, of Team Pyranha, are coming to the riverside centre in Oxford on Thursday 26th March to give a talk on their most recent travels to New Zealand and many other destinations from around the world. Details here:

Free Canoe – From Richard Painter – Hi, We have bought a bungalow in Garsington and we have found in the loft area over the garage a red fibre glass canoe that seems to be in good order [without a paddle]. We will willingly give the canoe to anybody that wants it provided they pick it up. I wonder if you might have an interested party within the club. I am keen to dispose of the canoe ASAP as the bungalow is going to be demolished next week to make way for a new house. Let me know if you interested and I’ll pass on the contact details, Simon.

Adventure Plus Westminster Canoe Challenge  These guys will be storing their boats on our site on Easter Monday (13th April) as they make their way from Witney to Westminster raining money for Adventure Plus. If you’d like to join them for any part of their trip let me know and I’ll put you in touch.

Commercial Break – I seem to receive a large number of e-mails advertising coaching course, arranged trips and accommodation. If your interested in anything like this let me know and I’ll search through what’s turned and send anything interesting on. Also get a few boat for sale ads as well. Recently we received:

Welsh Canoe and Kayak Show – taking place on Saturday 25th April at Cardiff Marine Village.
There will be over 50 paddling brands present and over 150 different models of boat that can be tried and tested on the river.

Nottingham Paddlefest – The Nottingham Paddlefest takes place on the 28th and 29th March at Holme Pierrpont National watersport centre. There will be a huge range of taster sessions for beginners plus workshops and coaching sessions for the more experienced paddlers. Talks, films and demonstrations such as the National Studet rodeo will be showing all weekend, so there will be something for everybody to watch and take part in.

Invitation International Canoe & Kayak regatta: Sobeka Cup 2009 – We are very glad to invite your team to our international Canoe & Kayak regatta on the 12 Th. and 13 Th  September 2009 at Zwevegem, Belgium. Included you can find a pre-inscription form and more information about the regatta. If your team will take part in the regatta, we kindly ask you to send us the pre-inscription form as soon as possible. Please send us the list of the athletes (+birthday) and your entries for the race before 22 Th August 2009  After this date we can‘t accept any more entries. Please note that you have to bring your own boats. We hope to welcome your club on our international regatta. If anyone’s interested let me know and I’ll pass on details, Simon.

Media – Dave Surman Managed to avoid this in Costa Rica last year: