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Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course - ONE DAY
CNTP is a land / desk based course for sea kayakers. The aim is to give participants the tools to enable them to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions i.e. coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of tidal movement up to 2 knots.
You can find the syllabus here:
The course would be run by Sue Couling, one of the country's top sea kayak coaches and a member of Shrewsbury club.
There are 24 places available across 2 days - you will only attend on one of the days. PLEASE CHOOSE WHICH DAY YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE POINT OF BOOKING.
The fee includes the venue hire. Please bring your own refreshments and lunch.
Bookings are non-refundable due to the cost incurred by the Club.
All the best
Caroline (Sea Kayak)
Call for interest - Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course
It will either be one day in a village hall in the Shrewsbury area or two consecutive days in Anglesey. If it is Anglesey, then the mornings will be in the 'classroom' and the afternoons will be putting the theory into practice on the sea.
There are 12 places available.
There will be a fee, which is yet to be decided. In addition there will be a charge for venue hire.
If the course is in Anglesey it will be held at Anglesey Outdoors, Holyhead in one of their annexe's which also has accommodation for 8. Other accommodation may be available. You will need to have your own kayak and suitable kit. More info on that to follow.
There is a registration period from today, (13th), until 21st December so please express your interest ASAP. I will confirm prices and venue etc etc later.
Polo North West Regional Division 3- Tournament 1
Regional Tournament is at Life Leisure Cheadle, Shiers Drive, Cheadle, SK81JR.
The time listed is the actual start time. Prompt travel to the pool will be required as the games are tight for time.
Game halves: 6 minutes
Half Time: 1 minute
Changeover: 5 minutes
We are also on set up. Games begin at 15:15
We are Playing 5 Games!
Boats and kit to be sorted on the Monday before 31st January
The Committee have agreed to fund the Polo North West Regional Divisional entry for members this year.
No fee will be requested from members but non members will be at cost .
This event is Password locked for non members to get the password to attend please attend a Monday night training session or contact me.
For further information or ask any questions please contact me on email@example.com
Toby (& Dylan)
SCC Polo Reps
Dave Coan and I are running a club trip on the mawddach estuary this coming sunday. Sea kayaks only. Previous experience of paddling in open water and in bouncy conditions essential!
Meet at aberamffra for 1745 just inland from barmouth railway bridge where the road sweeps round a big curve by a harbour area. park in a layby on the bend. Park close up to each other so that we can all fit.
all usual sea paddlng gear plus headtorch, hot drink
timings should be roughly as follows:
1430 Flood tide starts to flow eastwards at barmouth
1634 moonrise (full moon, 8.6m tide at Liverpool)
1745 rendezvous at aberamffra inland side of Barmouth railway bridge
1830 launch at Aberamffra
2030 arrive penmaenpool
2100 Penmaenpool high water. Latest time to Start return journey.
2300 arr at aberamffra
Polo pool Session 5
All welcome including recent beginners – as long as you’d like to paddle hard & get wet! All polo kit available at the pool. Just bring your enthusiasm, swimming kit, plus a short sleeve top and wet shoes.
We play downstairs in the 25m Priory pool at the Quarry Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury, SY1 1RU – meet at 7:30pm for 8pm on the water. The price is £9.00 per session with a discounted for members paying online
See below for further information & feel free to ask any questions via firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards, Toby & Dylan SCC Polo Reps
Short video taster: https://youtu.be/kWWdF3gQD88
More info: https://www.shrewsburycanoeclub.org/page-18100
POOL SESSION AT THE QUARRY POOL
Winter 2022/23 pool sessions - come and book onto a series of pool sessions to hone and refine your paddle skills in a safe, warm environment. Master your paddle technique, your bracing, or get that roll completely solid.
Club coaches will be on hand to support and assist. These sessions are especially good for paddlers starting out on their paddling careers, or for those wishing to master a specific skill set. They are less suited to experienced paddlers (you may be interested in the polo sessions instead when they start...).
NEW FOR 2022/23 - Pool sessions are in blocks of 4 and for one hour slots. Please arrive at the pool at least 15 minutes early to get ready.
We have boats at the pool for use. The session is not suitable for SUPs. You can bring your own boat but it must be spotless clean inside and out, and will be inspected by a coach prior to put in. If not clean enough we will need to ask you to use a club boat.
A maximum of 2 sea boats can be used on the pool, and only on the 8pm session. You would need to bring your own. Please contact Grant on email@example.com if you intend on using a Sea Boat to check there is space to do so.
Please bring swim wear, and we strongly recommend goggles and nose clips.
The price for the four week block is £40 - this is non-refundable unless the Club needs to cancel a session for any reason. If you can't make a session then you are welcome to make this known through the Facebook site where often other members will take you up on the offer. You'll need to make payment arrangements with the other party directly in this circumstance independently.
We note the price per session has gone up a little this year - this is due to increased hire charges at the pool, and increasing equipment replacement and repair costs that the Club is covering.
If for any reason you can't make a block having booked it, please let us know and we will try and sell the block to another member - if successful we will refund your booking.
Any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A nice relaxed session aimed at those who have just begun or are wanting to try White Water for the very first time.
With Nick, Ian and Grant on the session we have plenty of coaches and leaders available for some hints and tips whilst leading us down.
It'll be for two (ish) hours aiming to be on the water for 10am.
Any junior members who wish to join we will need a parent / carer to be present on site for the duration of the time we are there.
Please make sure that If kit hire is needed that this is arranged prior to the event with one of the coaches.
Appropriate dress for the weather conditions is a must with some warm clothing to change into after.
This is a session for Everyone - for those wishing to 'Peer' paddle please book on accordingly.
As always, we look forward to seeing you on the water soon :)
Matthew Dunn running a Grade 2/3 White Water lead trip in north wales on Feb 12th.
Prefer to paddle somewhere natural! Failing that lower Tryweryn. Failing that the Dee. I will put out final plans on the 10th to registrants.
I will be limiting these trips to 5 attendees per trip, all paddlers must have paddled on Grade 2 as a minimum or have been on a couple of our intro to WW sessions on the Severn at Jackfield or the Dee at Llangollen. All paddlers must know how to capsize and swim in a river setting and know basic strokes and braces as a minimum. a roll is preferred but not essential.
Paddlers must have; a suitable WW kayak, Paddle, Buoyancy aid, Spray deck Helmet, Wetsuit and cagoule as a minimum (Dry suits preferred), suitable footwear, Food and drink, Whistle, Throwline and Knife (if you know how to use them).
Come and paddle! If you are unsure this trip is for you please get in touch
Polo pool Session 6
Polo pool Session 7
Nick & Grant are planning a cheeky peer trip into the depths of North Wales.
We will be camping over (in Cars) somewhere on the 24th with a wake up and paddle on the 25th.
The plan is for the Glaslyn, Llugwy or similar but being water dependant we will go where the best spot is.
It is a trip for those who are comfortable at Llangollen.
This is a Peer trip, it is not a led trip so please be aware there is no 'formal' leading and coaching being provided.
If you have any questions please ask. If you are on the fence about booking please call, message and ask.
Hope everyone is having a great day :)
the 3Ds next exciting adventure is the Weaver Valley Canoe Trail which sits within the Weaver Valley and across some of Cheshire's finest countryside
The trail starts from the activity center at Winsford Flash and follows a gentle path of meandering waterways river and canal.
we are going to be paddling 13 miles of river and canal along some very pretty and also industrial sections of Cheshire. there will be some locks so portaging will be required at times.
you will need as always a good sense of humor
Ability to paddle in a straight line and some experience of paddling against the wind.
a boat , BA paddle, ( if sup sup waist leash), wet suit and Cag or drysuit, spare clothing , personal first aid kit, (a trolley if you have a heavy boat or canoe), food and drink. ( think the traditional 3 Ds second breakfast etc).Shelter and throw/tow lines optional.
if windy you may want to (if wind is in the right direction) bring a sail, Brolley etc to aid the fun and amusement.
we will be meeting at the start aka the Winsford marina CW7 3DD at 9 am sharp. Where we will sort out shuttle etc this is quite a longish paddle and shuttle so please note we need to be ready to hit the water at 9:30 at the latest which includes a 25 minute shuttle. End will be at Leigh Arms (and Action Bridge ( layby ) CHESHIRE CW8 4QT, UK
Sorry did i not mention money for pub afterwards and possible meal as usual. There are a few locks to portage and for those who like it bridges and swing bridges to look at the underside off along with unusual views of Northwick by river and the Anderton boat lift.
Matthew Dunn running a Grade 2/3 White Water lead trip in north wales on March 12th.
Using our British Canoeing #Shepaddles Bursary we are offering a Paddlesport Touring Leader Training 2 day course!!!!!!!!
There are only 6 spaces!!!!!!
This course will cover open boats, kayaks and SUPs.
Paddlesport Touring Leader - British Canoeing Awarding Body
The Paddlesport Touring Leader is aimed at paddlers who wish to lead groups of mixed craft on inland open water.
As a club we don't have very many Women leaders/coaches/assistants. We need more to put on more #shepaddle events and encourage our women members to take part in all club events.
This course is massively subsidised by British Canoeing - it would normally cost c£200 and we're asking for a £50 contribution. In return we ask for participants to support or organise roughly 8-10 club trips/sessions. The club can offer coach/leading mentor to work towards getting you ready for assessment.
If you require club kit please book and pay for this via the website, and let Claire know so we can arrange the containers to be opened for you - 07710 903486
If we can't fill the 6 spaces by mid Dec I will offer to other #shepaddle clubs
If you are unsure I'm happy to talk through what's involved - Claire 07710 903486
Polo North West Regional Division 3- Tournament 2
Location: Life Leisure Cheadle, Shiers Drive, Cheadle, SK81JR
Game halves: 6 minutes Half Time: 1 minute Changeover: 5 minutes
Boats and kit to be sorted on the Monday before 13th March 2023
Junior Pool Session at the Quarry Swimming Pool Shrewsbury
Session will run 18th March between 4-5pm. Please be in kit and pool side ready to start at 3:50-55.
Boats, spray decks and paddles all provided.
Please ensure juniors are dressed in short/tshirts or wet suit shorties/rash vests type clothing. It's a little chilli for just swimmers.
Coaches will be on hand to focus on what juniors want to work on. This could be building confidence capsizing, rescues, or even rolling.
Junior members will require a supervising adult in the changing room before and after as changing rooms are used by the public and coaches will be pool side sorting kit. Also grateful for parents or guardians to remain poolside during the event. IF PARENTS OR OTHER ADULTS WISH TO BE IN THE WATER YOU MUST BE DBS CHECKED - THIS IS FREE AND DOABLE IF WE START NOW!!!!
If you wish to take photos please check with the coaches prior to doing so, and should not be used on any social media.
Due to the cost commitment to the Quarry Pool, regrettable we are not able to offer refunds on cancellations unless we (or you) are able to sell your place.
Extra Session at the Quarry Swimming Pool Shrewsbury - Open to all
The Quarry have kindly agreed to keep the pool open for us for an extra hour. There will be an option to work with an external coach but this will include an extra small charge to cover his travel costs.
Session will run 18th March between 5-6pm. Please be in kit and pool side ready to start at 4:50-55.
Coaches will be on hand to focus on what you want to work on. This could be building confidence capsizing, rescues, or even rolling.
Junior members will require a supervising adult in the changing room before and after as changing rooms are used by the public and coaches will be pool side sorting kit. Also grateful for parents or guardians to remain poolside during the event. IF HELPERS OR OTHER ADULTS WISH TO BE IN THE WATER YOU MUST BE DBS CHECKED - THIS IS FREE AND DOABLE IF WE START NOW!!!!
Matt will be running a lead WW day trip to the Usk (just beyond Brecon) starting/meeting at Tal Y Bont - On - Usk, paddling about 12km through some stunning white water and scenery to Crickhowell.
This section of river is grade 3 and at high levels grade 3 -4, a decision closer to the time will be made whether to paddle the Usk or the Wye nearby if it is too high.
This paddle is excellent as it slowly increases from flat (grd 2) to some natural weir drops (grd 3) then decreases slowly in grade to Crickhowell.
This trip is aimed at paddlers who have good grade 2 paddling skills, has experienced some grade 3 environment and has experienced a capsize and knows what too do in fast flow as a minimum.
I am offering this as a limited lead trip and peer paddle separate to the lead group, lead places will increase with leaders agreeing to help out.
Paddlers must take as a minimum; Suitable white water kayak (No playboats). Paddle, BA, Helmet, Spray deck, Throwline, Cag/Wetsuit as a minimum, Suitable footwear, Food/Drink and Whistle. All can be hired from the container.
Please get in touch if you have any queries about this trip.
Happy paddling, Matt 07549528735
With Easter fast approaching a few of us will be camping at Black Rock Sands Touring and Camping for a few days during the first week of the school holidays.
We will be mainly playing on the beach with time in and out of the water with occasional walks into Criccieth for Ice Cream.
All water based activities will be un-supervised as there will be children also with us. However in the past with good adult communication we have been able to all enjoy the surf equally whilst the children have all had a really nice time.
I will also be arranging a tour and visit of the local Lifeboat station where a close friend is a full time lifeboatman. Date TBC.
If you have any questions please let me know.
Caroline Bennett and Claire Quigley are heading to the gorgeous Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park for a Sea Kayaking Leader Training Course. There are 4 more places available if anyone would like to join us?
The total cost of the course is £210, but we are currently asking for a deposit of £50. I will check details of payment of the balance, but I anticipate that we will need to pay the balance around the beginning of March. Deposits will be non returnable unless we can fill your place on the course.
The Club Reimbursement policy will apply to this course, available online.
Invoices will be raised for the balance payment to registered paddlers I’m March, payment will be due in 7 days or course entry will be cancelled and deposit lost
There is currently one bursary available for a BC #ShePaddles attendee on this course reducing the cost to £55. If interested in this bursary please contact Claire Quigley for details and a copy of the Course Reimburse policy.
We can look to car share to reduce travel costs/CO2 and I will speak to the course provider to find out best location on camping/accommodation linking to where we are likely to be paddling.
More than happy to talk through any questions you may have.
Links below to the course provider and British Canoe Course information
Sea Kayak Specialists - Sea Kayak Guides, Pembrokeshire
Sea Kayak Leader | Development awards from Awarding Body (britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk)
A number of members have expressed an interest in attending a Paddle Sport Touring Leader course, and in time completing the relevant assessment to obtain the PSTL British Canoeing qualification.
EVENT NOW OPEN TO ALL - ONLY 4 PLACES REMAINING. BOOK WITH A £20 DEPOSIT SOON.
This course has been organised by the Club with Dave Kohn-Hollins of River Flair.
This course qualification will suit anyone keen to lead or support trips involving different craft on sheltered water (lakes and placid rivers, etc). More information on the course and what you can expect can be found here:
This is the course being offered, and attendees will be supported by the club in getting experience prior to assessment, if looking to do so, later in 2023. The Club MAY choose to remit attendees for specific environments over the summer ahead of formal BC assessment as described in the Club's Remit Policy found here:
Club Remit Policy
Note that prior to Club remit leading or assessment aspirant leaders must have completed the 16 hour first aid course (the Club is running one in the New Year - available on the website), the Safeguarding course (available online via UK Coaching) and DBS Check via email@example.com
The cost of the course is £170 for the two days. The Club's reimbursement policy will apply, offering 50% subsidy on successful completion of the course to those willing to commit to leading trips moving forward. Applications should be made before the course date for committee consideration.
The Club's reimbursement policy is here:
Course Reimbursement Policy
Noting the run up to Christmas, although the club has paid 50% deposit to secure the course, we are only asking for a £20 deposit to secure your place on the course. The remaining £150 will be invoiced in January. If you are offered the club reimbursement this will happen on completion of the course.
There are 6 places available for this course. If it is fully booked please add yourself to the waiting list, and we will try and add a further course, or ask Dave to increase numbers with an additional coach.
The course is open to book for 7 days by those who responded to the previous questionnaire on this - I will be emailing these people with a code to use this morning. All other bookings will open on 18 November.
If you have any questions regarding the course, its requirements or outcomes please let me or Ian (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
Expressions of interest (EOI) The Kayak/Canoe social event of the year!!!!!!!
Celebrate the Start of the Club’s Summer Season!!!
Start of Summer Dinner Dance - Dress to Dazzle (or whatever makes you comfortable) Imagine stepping out your drysuit into a bond movie!
When? - 22nd April 2023 roughly 6:30-7 start for Dinner at 7:30
Where? - Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom, SY2 6ST
How much & what’s included? - Final price will depend on numbers but we’re roughly talking c£35 for a 3 course meal (veg optional will be good) with Coffee/tea finish and D I S C O!!!!. There will be club presentations and after dinner speaker/s.
We need an idea of numbers to know if this will be able to go ahead.
It will be open to non member/friends of the club. You can book non members in as guest or we can invoice direct. So bring your friends – who knows they may like paddling too – or at least get an idea of why you love it so much.
a few years ago we paddled down a section of the shannon from carrick to portumna and i am thinking of doing it again and trying to get right down to Limerick. Lots of big lakes and wide river sections, sea kayaks or tandem canoes. ,Probably on commercial camp sites for the first and last nights but wild camping whilst on the journey.
thinking of travelling on an early morning ferry on a friday and coming back on teh sunday nine days later but this could be tweaked to meet other folks plans.
if you may be interested please reply within 7 days and state all dates for which you are NOT available.
Cost will depend on how quickly we book ferries and on how amny people and boats we can get onto/into cars but allowing for ferries, all petrol, camp fees and cost of shuttling vehicles to take out i reckon it will be no moroe than £350 per person and maybe less
any questions feel free to ring me 01691622755
A weekend in Pembrokeshire led by Mayberry Kayaking on June 10th & 11th 2023 for 6 paddlers.
This is for paddlers with some experience/intermediates.
The cost per paddler is £115.67 for the two days.
A 25% payment is due on booking direct with Mayberry Kayaking. Details for making your payment will be sent once you have confirmed your interest.
There is a provisional booking for the following weekend too if there is enough interest.
You will need to sort out your own accommodation. There is a good campsite near Fishguard. Details of which will follow.
You will need a sea kayak (although one may be available for hire from Mayberry at extra cost), a paddle, BA, dry suit or wetsuit, wet boots/shoes, cag, helmet, dry bag, personal first aid kit, drinks, snacks, suntan lotion, sun hat. Optional extras; a set of spare split paddles, a tow line, VHF radio, pump, paddle float...
Any queries please let me know
Sea Kayaking Foundation Weekend in Anglesey 2nd & 3rd September 2023
Open to kayakers who have had some experience in sea kayaks and are confident at capsize drill. Skills weekend with rescues/towing etc. Useful for those wanting to go on the Sea Kayaking Summer Isles trip later in September (info of which to be posted shortly).
Lead by Charlie Miller, BC WM Shropshire Area Coaching Representative
6 places available. Based at Anglesey Outdoors, Holyhead. Fee payable of £20 to cover Charlie Miller’s fuel etc. £20 per person.
There may also be an intermediate group lead by David Southern. Max 6 people.
You will need to book your own accommodation.
KIT: you would need to have or hire a sea kayak and have full appropriate kit. Wetsuit or dry suit, buoyancy aid, paddle(s), helmet, spray deck, wet boots or similar, extras could be a pump, tow line, VHF radio
Please indicate which group you would like to be in by email to email@example.com
Re: Sea Kayaking Summer Isles 18th -24th September 2023
A chance to explore the stunning and remote coastlines of the Summer Isles.
Open to kayakers with some experience on the sea in sea kayaks and who are confident at capsize drill.
Lead by Charlie Miller, BC WM Shropshire Area Coaching Representative.
Charlie aims to travel up on the 18th, conduct a one day lead paddle shakeout on the 19 Sep. Then have a 3-4 Day Exped (Charlie terminology) over 20-22/23 Sep and then travel home either 23/24 Sep. [You can arrive before the 18th and depart after the 23rd/24th ].
6 places available. Fee payable of approx. £50 per person to cover Charlie Miller’s fuel etc.
Based at PORT A BHAIGH CAMPSITE, Altandhu, Achiltibuie, Ullapool IV26 2YR. You will need to book your own accommodation as it is not included in the fee.
If all 12 people sign up then the price per person would be £30 so all can share Charlie's overheads.
Please indicate which group you would like to be in by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Dunn running a camping weekend trip to the south of wales looking to paddle grade 3 rivers around the Brecon Beacons area in October (This could be changed to September)
I'm currently scouting rivers in South Wales in preparation for my summer coaching season. I will hopefully have a good understanding of the area by September/October.
I plan to find a campsite central to the Tawe/Usk/Taff/Afan which will be our base and give best potential for grade 3 paddling if there is water without travelling too far.
Paddlers best suited to this trip would be anyone comfortable paddling on Grade 2 (3) in kayak as a minimum, with some experience paddling on continuous Grade 3. Or anyone who will have been on most Intro to WW sessions at Jackfield/Llangollen throughout the summer. Some LowerTryweryn trips would be a good gauge to what might be expected in the Beacons.
Definite plans will be finalised mid summer with regards to campsite, dates and location.
Who want to join us paddling somewhere different? If your unsure if this trip is for you, get in touch, you will find me at most club sessions over the summer.
Expressions of interest (EOI) – River Dart Winter 2023
What? - River Dart winter 2023 Trip is combining with Gene17's Adventure Paddlers Weekend
When? - DEC 8 AT 8 PM – DEC 10 AT 6 PM
Where? – River Dart Country Park (RDCP)
How much & what's included? – c£40 (awaiting details if RDCP are going to increase prices – can’t imagine its going to be more than 10% if they do) 2 nights bunkhouse B&B – breakfast in the onsite café all cooked for you. Evening meals can be bought onsite in the café as well if you choose.
We have 2 bunkrooms sleeping 12 people in each with the club name on them. We can book more if needed. People welcome to book ensuite twins/smaller rooms directly if they prefer. Also feel free to find yourself camping nearby if that’s more your bag too. I’ll add a no accommodation option so we have an idea of numbers on the water. Link to book direct or have a nose at accommodation here Welcome to River Dart Country Park - River Dart Country Park
Current confirmed River Leaders: - Tom and Matt – more needed please. If we can talk Mary into it we can have a #shepaddles mini team on the river.
Details from Facebook Gene17’s Adventure Paddlers Weekend Page
The Adventure Paddlers Weekend, a meeting point for all kayakers near the end of the year celebrates Adventure Paddling! On Saturday Gene17kayaking hosts an evening of new films from recent expeditions. We'll also have a DJ to see the night through. We leave the daytime free for yourselves to go paddling with your friends, to catch up on old times and have your our adventure. The event is located at the highly popular River Dart, on Dartmoor, and is totally FREE as usual.
I must stress, when booking, payment will be expected, this will be non returnable, but you have the right to sell your spot to another member
General plan will be as other years.
I will be travelling south Friday morning, to hopefully run the upper Dart. This will be a peer paddle, it's grade 4. If not running, surfing an option at Croyde Bay, again a peer paddle.
Saturday and Sunday I'll put club leaders cap on and lead down the loop and down to Buckfastleigh. Grade 3, but with large stretches of flat water, after every event, to re unite paddlers with boats etc!!
Would like those attending to of done MEM a few times. You've got all the summer of 2023 to sort that.
Holne Bridge to Buckfastleigh