This last weekend I attended an Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue course up in North Wales. Booked through by Tom Parker and coached by Chris Eastabrook. It’s a while since I’ve done one of these and the BCU have expanded the old one from one to two separate courses since then. The advanced course is billed […]Read more "Safety First"
This weekend was the second annual Abingdon Watersports Day. Along with a large number of other KCC members I spent most of Saturday helping the residents of Abingdon have a go at kayaking. More about this can be found on the Kingfisher Canoe Club website: HERERead more "Abingdon Watersports Day"
Today was a reminder that there are other river users out there apart from kayakers and canoeists. http://www.kingfishercanoeclub.co.uk">Kingfisher Canoe Club, Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club, Abingdon Rowing Club and Abingdon Sailing club (phew!) ran a open day for people to come along and try out their respective sports. Between KCC and PYCC we took around sixty […]Read more "Abingdon Water Sports day"
The picture above is of Lee running the rapid called, depending who your talking to, ‘Surprise Surprise’ or ‘Pandora’s box’ on the upper section of the River Dart. Lee, Andy and I went down to the Dart for the day yesterday picking Liz up on the way, despite the signs in Bristol announcing that all […]Read more "Surprise Surprise"
The last two Mondays I have been helping out at the Pathfinders Youth Canoe Club. This club is run for those between the ages of 11 and 18. PYCC runs with the help of many members of Kingfisher Canoe Club both of which share the same site in Abingdon. The club runs on Monday nights […]Read more "Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club"
Last weekend I attended the white water safety & rescue symposium in Llangollen organised by Canoe Control. It was very good. We did a lot of the above. I learnt some new first aid knowledge and learnt some new rescue techniques. We also saw one of these…Read more "Whitewater Safety & Rescue Symposium"
Or just slack depending on your point of view. Anyway despite the lack of updates I have been out paddling recently. Sunday 2nd Sept – OCP hired out the Nene Whitewater Centre for the afternoon and various youth, scout and other groups turned up with coaches and paddlers of all abilities. Somehow Lee and I […]Read more "Been Busy…"
Pathfinders night: Dave assessed three of the lads from the two star course and they passed – well done. The rest of us headed up to Abingdon Weir to find two playable gates open at quite a high level. The one on the right (looking upstream) was by far the best of the two, but, […]Read more "Pathfinders – Monday 9th July 2007"
Helped Vicki out with her two star course. We seem to have an enthusiastic bunch on this course at the moment which makes a nice change. Lots of stroke and rescue practice.Read more "Pathfinders – Monday 2nd July 2007"