Some lovely photos of the Breakfast Paddle this weekend, courtesy of Geoff:
I wrote to my MP (Helen Grant) about the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign and had an extremely disappointing response from her. In it, she defends the status quo, and will not support any new national-level motion similar to the Countryside Rights of Way Act. (Note that the Club's local MP is Tracey Crouch; hopefully she will have a more considered view). Full letter attached.
... well, you can use it to light the fire once you've read it!
The Winter Newsletter is here - full of fab kayaking tales from our lovely members. Enjoy!
British Canoeing have put together a quick eLearning package covering the most common first-aid scenarios you might encounter on the water. It doesn't replace a proper first aid course, but it's a good refresher or introduction. It's free, and it's here!
Saturday 15th December 7:30. Turn out so far is very low, only 23 have bought tickets out of a membership this year of 221, surely we can do better than this. If you want to come please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org., you can pay via the calendar page. It would be great to have more of our newer members come along.
A huge congratulations to everyone on the Intro to Whitewater course in Wales at the weekend. Everyone improved their skills and confidence enormously - it was wonderful to watch! Only a few photos, I'm afraid - we were having too much fun to stop and take pictures! [Edited to add photos from Catherine also.]
Geoff is organising a slideshow from the Club's 2018 Scotland Sea Kayak Expedition to Mull next week (Wednesday 14th, 7:30pm). This is a fabulous trip on Scotland's West Coast, and will give you a flavour of what it would be like if you joined them next year - this is an amazing trip!
If anyone is offered any suspicious kit, or sees this trailer around, please contact Russell.email@example.com as it was stolen from Seapoint Canoe Centre (Folkestone) on November 13th.
The missing kit includes:
Perception Scooter sit-on-tops in red / white / blue especially made for British Canoeing
Palm Drift paddles
Peak Centre buoyancy aids