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Shella Parry of of Clevedon Canoe Club  is selling her Valley Avocet LV plastic sea kayak and Lendal Archipelago paddle. Call her on 01275 870208 to discuss.

 
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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?



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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13/7/2014 Severn Estuary PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Sea Kayaking Trips
Written by Ralph Childs   

Why waste time on a summers morning in July. Why not get up and go paddling. After meeting by the SARA slipway at Beachley we set off at 0720 heading upstream with the flow. Without much effort we are cruising at about 10mph. We pass Oldbury power station at about the same time as a sailing dingy from the local club there. As we pass the cardinal marker you can get a real feel for the speed of the current. Between Oldbury and Berkeley we can see a ship coming up towards Sharpness.

                                                 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 16:13
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River Lugg 11th May 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Flatwater and Touring Trips
Written by Margarita and Paul   

River Lugg 11th May 2014

Paddlers: Nigel + Jack, Stew + Judy, Mark, Margarita + Paul, Richard + Bee, Sarah, Holly, Tom, Ken, Phil

Route: River Lugg from Upper Lye to Lugg Green, 6 miles

The river Lugg is a small, scenic, very windy river with several weirs and quite a lot of trees. This provided plenty of entertainment on this trip.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 06:55
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Pembrokeshire Sea Kayaking Whitsun Bank Holiday 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Sea Kayaking Trips
Written by Ralph Childs   

With a change of weekend away from August, it worked out well with reasonable weather although the sea temperature had not really warmed up yet. With some new faces coming I decided that people should enjoy the trip and experience three different aspects of sea kayaking.

Day 1 - Sat 24/5 - Island and Currents

Solva was the starting point for this trip. One of the snags with sea kayaking is that at times it can be a walk to the sea, this was one of those days. Thankfully a small stream runs through Solva and into the estuary. The kayaks were floated to a point where it became deep enough to paddle. Here the intrepid group gathered looking out to a bright sky and calm sea, from here we headed west, enjoying the scenery as we hopped from headland to headland until we reached Ramsey sound. At this time it was around 'slack' water. I pointed out a gap called 'suicide gap' by the locals as it has an unusual flow pattern renowned for catching people out, this was the point to head for. Once we reached that destination, through we go to see a small section of the western side of Ramsey. Chance to go through a cave, see a few seals and then find a secluded beach for lunch.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 10:21
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River Dart Trip Report, 8th March 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Trip Reports - Whitewater Kayaking Trips
Written by Holly M-W   

We couldn’t have asked for a better day, we had beautiful blue skies and low water levels which was ideal for my first time round the loop. We started, as usual, at Newbridge which was packed with other kayakers gearing up for the day ahead. There was time for a few jelly babies and plenty of excited talk about new kit before we set off down the gentle grade two rapids.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 08:36
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