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CDG peer coaching session and meeting from 6pm on 23rd April

Hi everyone,

The CDG meeting tomorrow, Monday 23rd April, will start with a peer paddle at 6pm. It will focus on the session 3 coaching session and give everyone an opportunity to have a go at using any craft they feel less confident in coaching. We will get out SUPs, a K1 and a K2 as well as the usual kayaks and canoes. It may even be sunny. If you can't make 6pm, find us on the water when you can.
We will follow up with a meeting upstairs around 7.30pm to discuss any feedback on the session,  dates for courses, paddling trips and AOB. Also, is there anyone who would like to take over coordinating the CDG?
This meeting and peer paddle is open to anyone who supports the coaching at the club or who may be interested in developing their coaching skills, it's not just for coaches. 
Niki

Saturday 5th May

Unfortunately Richard isn’t able to take boats to the pool for the May session, so we’ll have to use roof racks. If you’ve got space on your roof rack, please let Lee know so he can help everyone get boats down there. Thanks!

Mole - Tomorrow

Water levels look reasonable for tomorrow's paddle - see you there.

 

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Paddle trips?

The sun is shining, and everyone‘s out paddling!  The newsletter deadline is coming up in a few weeks, so it would be great to hear about what you’ve been up to over the last couple of months. The newsletter only works because of you lovely people, so please jot something down and send it over!  Trips, gear reviews, thoughts, poetry - all welcome!

More Paddling Films!

If you can't make the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Tunbridge Wells tomorrow, check out the Reel Paddling Film Festival hosted by Kent CanoesMay 6th, at the Marlin Site in Yalding.  Demo boats and archery also available!

 

River Mole 22nd April

Unless you are running the London Marathon you should be paddling the Mole, details on the calendar!

SUPer Sundays!

To enable members to try out Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP), I will be running taster sessions on some Sunday mornings. The club currently has two SUPs so numbers will be limited to 2 initially, but the purchase of additional SUPs is being considered.

The first sessions will be on 15th April, 13th May and 27th May. Sessions will be 1½ hours long; 9:30-11:00 and 11:00-12:30. So, if you’d like to have a go then at SUP please drop me an email at stevec@maidstonecanoeclub.net with preferred date/start-time. Sessions are offered on a first-come, first served-basis.

At the moment, these sessions are only for club members and are free, but it’s hoped that later we will be able to offer introductory courses along the lines of the beginner kayak/canoe courses.

Due to current water temperature you would need to wear appropriate clothing (e.g. full length wetsuit or cag and dry trousers).

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