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Pool Session: Balsa Rafts & Papyrus Boats

This Thursday marks 22 years since the death of Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian adventurer & ethnographer. His book “Voyage of the Kon-Tiki” was probably the first real-life adventure book I read, and his sheer lunacy and bloody-minded perseverance was an inspiration to an impressionable schoolboy. For those not familiar, he built himself a raft of balsa wood and sailed solo across the Pacific to prove his fringe academic theory - that ancient South Americans populated remote Pacific islands - was possible. Not content with that, he then sailed from Africa to Barbados in a boat made from papyrus. 

In case anyone else is inspired by the magnificent Thor Heyerdahl, we’ll be running a special session on “rescues” at the pool session this Thursday. You’ll need it.

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MCC Member >>> #ShePaddles Ambassadors journey into White Water paddling

See MCC Member Charlotte Fife's story on Paddle UK Website!

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#ShePaddles Ambassador Charlotte Fife has been an avid paddler for six years now, but her love of white water started when she joined her university canoe club. She shares her journey into white water kayaking and tips for how you can give it a try.




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Good luck Tom!

One of our club members is doing the ‘DW’ tomorrow and will be completing a non stop 125 mile paddle from Devizes to Westminster! 

He’s raising money for a brilliant cause while doing it too

Good luck Tom! 


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