The lovely people at Kent Canoes are coming to our pool session tomorrow with a fab selection of shiny new kit to try. Come and have a play!
By now, I expect that you will have all seen the photos and videos of our fabulous trip to Slovenia at the end of May. You will now know that the water really is turquoise and the scenery is stunning! We had such fun that we are already planning next year’s trip and it was generally agreed that we would like to go back to Slovenia.
The dates will be Friday 26th/Saturday 27th May to Saturday 3rd/Sunday 4th June (actual dates depend on departure times and travelling arrangements, still to be confirmed.) This is half term week in most schools.
We will once again stay in Bovec and there is one main river called the Soca. If the river levels are high enough, as they were for the whole of our week there, it is also possible to paddle on the Koritnica. The Soca has sections of water at all grades and the Koritnica is a mixture of grade 2 and 3.
This trip is not suitable for beginners (unless you are able to arrange your own coaching), so if you are interested, get yourself to Lee Valley and work on your skills.
The cost of the trip will depend on how you get there, minibus and van costs, vehicle insurance, how much the holiday house costs and how many people are sharing it. This year we paid around £250 each plus our food and drink costs. If you want more information just ask me or anyone who went on the trip this year (they are the ones walking round with great big grins on their faces!)
Let me know if you would like to come on this trip. A £50 non-returnable deposit will be needed to secure your place.
A huge thank you to everyone who turned up to help at the Leeds Castle Triathlon over the weekend, including those I hadn't expected! It was very much appreciated and we certainly got the club noticed in a very positive way. Also, congratulations to Joel and Cameron on their first Aquathlon. You should both be very proud of yourselves.
There are still spaces on our summer holiday Kid's Fun Sessions, open to everyone! Just £10 for a morning or afternoon of fun on the river - book now before they fill up!
The Open Day originally planned for today has been postponed. The new date will be posted here once set.
Billy Connolly said, "there are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter". At our pool sessions, it's June all year round! Come on in, the water's lovely! Larkfield Leisure Centre, Saturday at 8pm.
It's fantastic that we're getting so many more people on the water for our regular paddles on Sundays and Wednesdays. One request: even if all your friends have already arrived, can you please wait until the last minute before setting off (i.e. don't leave at 9:50am, please wait until 10am)? This means that everyone has the opportunity to paddle together, and helps our new paddlers get to know everyone inteh Club - not just those who are still there at 10! Thanks - it's really appreciated :-)
Please can everyone make sure the Clubhouse is locked when you leave, there have been a couple of instances recently where this has not happened. You do need to actually lock the building door - the electronic lock's not sufficient. Thanks!