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Winter Newsletter

Better late than never!  If you didn't get it in your email inbox on Friday, it's also available here!

A Few White Water Kayaking Trips Abroad in 2018

Happy New Year everyone. The Christmas holidays are over and now is the perfect time to start planning where you are going to go kayaking this year. As Mark suggested in the Winter Newsletter; this year, why don’t you make it your New Year’s resolution to come on a kayaking trip? All the usual trips will be running, and you will be able to see them advertised on the club pages, but I am going to tell you about a couple of new trips for this year.

Ardèche Trip

The first trip is the one you will have read about in the Winter Newsletter. Richard, Bill and I will be going to the Ardèche again.

  • The dates are Saturday March 31st to Saturday April 7th, which is the first week of the Easter holidays for those of you who think in school terms.
  • We will be paddling rivers around grade 3, though this obviously depends on what is running. All we have booked so far is the Channel Tunnel crossing, so I guess we could go wherever there is water. Please get in touch if you would like more details.

Switzerland Trip

The first part of the second trip is one that is new to all of us. A group of us are heading to Switzerland for the first week of the summer holidays, and then on to France for a two-week family kayaking holiday.

  • We will be staying on a campsite in Trin in the Upper Rhine Valley from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th July.
  • We will be paddling rivers like the Vorderrhein (easy, but including the stunning Flims Gorge, known as the Swiss Grand Canyon, and the shuttle is on a train!), also sections on the Hinterrhein, the Landquart and the Glenner. It’s all around grade 3 at summer levels, although obviously it depends on the weather when we are there.

France Trip

The second part of the second trip will be our usual family kayaking holiday.

Slovenia Trip

I am only mentioning this trip as we still have one space left in the house in Slovenia – Friday 25th May to Sunday 3rd June. It's £250 for the accommodation and transport.

If you are interested in joining us for any of these trips, please just get in touch

Saturday 13th January pool session

We have not got the van for the Saturday 13th January pool session, so if you can help take boats I would be grateful!  Please let me know - thanks! 

Strand to Queenborough

Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 meet at club 9:00, further details on calendar.

Marathon Race Coaching Support Module

Marsport are running a Marathon Racing Coaching Support Module at Wokingham Waterside Centre on Thursday 7th December. If you are interested you'll need to register with British Canoeing which costs £17:50. Course fee is £25. To get booked onto the course, call Marsport on 0118 966 5912. I'll be driving there if you need a lift. email Course begins at 09:30. Sorry it's late notice but it may just be worthwhile attending. Course is for coaches only :)

December Pool Session Cancelled

Unfortunately the pool session in December has been cancelled, due to scheduled maintenance taking place at the pool.  January's session will go ahead as normal - please keep an eye on the website for dates.

Summer Isles Nostalgia

A reminder of sunnier days in the Springtime!  More photos of the sea kayaking trip to the Summer Isles this year - why not come along next year?  Keep an eye on the calendar or speak to Geoff to make sure you don't miss it!