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Avoid the Avon above the Riverside wier on 6th December

Bristol Rowing Club are organising a big event on the River Avon between Saltford Rowing Centre and the lock in Twerton on the 6th December 2014.

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Events, Events, Events...

Lots of new events on the Calendar and Facebook.  Make sure you have a look.  Better still organise one yourself!

 
Whitewater Training Weekend 7-9 Nov 2014

Booking forms are now available for the Whitewater Weekend.

With just 34 places available it is strictly first come first served.

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"The Bush" residential centre

Brian Walker, previously a club coach, writes asking for our support with an issue that affects his son, Liam.

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Trip reports from around the club. If you've been out padding how about filing a trip report here?



Beginners Bivi 21st and 22nd September 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Sea Kayaking Trips
Written by Phil Williamson   

Ringstead to Kimmeridge Bay ret. with an overnight bivi.

(Report written by Phil Williamson.  If someone has photos please let us know)

 

21.3 kilometers / 13.2 miles to the overnight stop and 13.2K / 8.2 M on the return leg, so the whole trip was 34.5K or 21.4M in total.

 

 

When we left the Bristol area for Ringstead in Dorset the weather was dull, and misty but warm and as

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 21:27
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Beginners Sea Kayaking/Bivvy trip 6/7 Sept PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Sea Kayaking Trips
Written by Kennywpara   

Beginners 2 day bivvy/paddle, with Wayne Gibbons, Leonie, Sarah, Pete, Alice, Howell, Emlyn, Martin the flapjack, Sue, Russell, and Ken. Date 6/7 Sept 2014. Clubs represented were 3 NACC, 2 Clevedon CC, 2 AOAC, 2 Cardiff Dragons, 1 SACC, and 1 Bath CC

Day 1. Sidmouth to Seaton, then back to bivvy below Beer Head.

Day 2, Beer Head to Sidmouth, then to Ladram Bay, and return to Sidmouth.

Wayne suggested this route, one he has done before, and we all assembled at the slipway in Sidmouth in perfect conditions. Warm, a little hazy, tho the sun soon cleared, and the sea as calm as a millpond. The sea of course was at its warmest so this was definitely looking like a most benign trip to look forward to. My last couple of days before had seen some epic waters (for a beginner like me).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 18:27
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Poole Harbour Trip 30th August 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Sea Kayaking Trips
Written by Margarita   

Paddlers: Tony, Mark, Ed, Phil, Sarah, Fiona, Margarita, Duck

We met on a windy, but dry day at Poole Harbour. There were six of us in sea kayaks or touring boats and Mark came in his open canoe fitted with mast, rigging and sail.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:22
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Avon trip from Bradford-on-Avon to Bathampton 31st August 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Flatwater and Touring Trips
Written by Paul and Margarita   

Open Boaters: Nigel, Jack, Steph, Mark, Paul, Margarita

Kayakers: Tony, Sarah, Holly, Tom, Jeff, Charlotte, Sam

This trip started nice and early for most of us, no thanks to Nigel, who rolled up 30 minutes later, after having miss-communicated the intended meeting time. Ho hum, at least it was dry and warm; the sun was threatening to make an appearance.   After a quick car shuffle we set off along the Avon in 5 open boats and 7 kayaks. The river levels were low, which made for a placid paddle and plenty of chatting.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:21
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Skomer Weekend PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Sea Kayaking Trips
Written by Fran Souter   

Posted on Behalf of Fran...

 

We all arrived at West Hook Farm at the same time – to be greeted by an ice-cream van.  (They must have seen us coming.)  Next morning, up at 6.30am and on the sea at Martin’s Haven at 8.10am.  Weather forecast looked promising – light winds to start increasing to f4 later, cloudy and warm.  The Haven was deserted.  Once launched, we ferry glided across the top of Jack Sound towards Middle Island.  The waves were white and a bit confusing, causing Phil to shout and swear to himself whilst crossing – to the amusement of Ralph and Mark.  Thankfully we all made it! 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 19:25
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