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POOL SESSION AT THE QUARRY POOL
Winter 2021 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...).
Pool sessions are in blocks of 6 (there is one block 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 block is £36 - 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 in this circumstance independently.
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.
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A weekend of sea kayaking skills development, for competent paddlers who want to work towards their Sea Kayak Award, Coastal Sea Kayak Award or a leader qualification.
Dave Butler is organising a Club Trip on the North Tyne at the start of November. This replaces the annual Tyne Tour, and is for SCC Club members.
Great opportunity to paddle WW touring rivers grade 2/3 and/ grade 3/4 in stunning scenery with fellow members and friends. It will be a fabulous weekend, arriving the Fri evening, and heading back South on Sun evening.
Suitable for: happy on grade 2 water as a member of a led group on longish trips lasting probably up to 6 hours paddling time.
We have booked accommodation for the nights of Friday 5th and Saturday 6th Nov at Greencarts Farm, Humshaugh, NE46 4BW, (which is exactly where we want to be for access to the North Tyne) with options as follows:
Bunkhouse: 10 places . £35 per person for the 2 nights. 2 rooms each with 4 bunk beds plus a pull out bed in each room making 10 in total and use of the facilities which include shower room, toilet and kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, TV. Bring your own sleeping bag and food.
Camping Barn: 11 places £25 per person for the 2 nights. A basic (unheated) dormitory style room with 11 beds. plus a small kitchenette including a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. It uses the camping facilities which are located close by. Bring your own cooking equipment food and sleeping bag (and hot water bottle?)
WW kayak or canoe, airbags, helmet, BA, Deck, warm clothing with windproof and waterproof top, gloves or pogies, suitable footwear, flask, paddle, spare warm layer in drybag.
Additional kit if you have them: throw line/knife, sling/krab, splits, group shelter or bivvy bag, whistle, mobile in drybag, first aid kit, headtorch, maps of area/mapcase, river guides to area
Please make your own arrangements to borrow any club kit and offering or requesting car shares - email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange access to the container.
Impossible to be precise, all subject to number of coaches/leaders/weather/river levels but expect Club Trips in some seriously beautiful scenery on excellent WW touring rivers at grades from 1/2 to 3/4. Leaders so far are Steve Saunders, Dave Coan, DaveB, Matt Dunn Nick Morral and Grant Mckelvie.
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The price for the block is £54 - 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 in this circumstance independently.
Rendezvous at 1630 at Aberamffra, just inland from the barmouth railway bridge on a big bend in the road with a layby on the bend to park in. Timings will be roughly :
Arrive and unload boats 1630
launch for paddle up to Penmaenpool and maybe beyond:1715
On the water at Penmaenpool for return journey:2040
Local HW at Penmaenpool: 2045
ETA Aberamffra: 2230
Depart Aberamffra for Shrewsbury:2300
Pre-requisite: sea-kayaks only and some previous experience of sea paddling. If you need a club boat it is up to you to book it and to arrange collection/transport/return ( keyholders details are in the members area of the website).
Kit list: seakayak, deck, BA, paddle, suitable clothing (including warm headgear and gloves or pogies) and footwear, headtorch, flask snacks and spare warm layer to go in boat, whistle.
Additional kit if you have it: splits, map, radio, PLB, pump, towline, flares, first aid, group shelter
Chris Hughes of CHMAS is offering a 2 day 1st Aid course, that is suitable and recognised by British Canoeing for the pre-requisite for most of the coach / leader qualifications.
The course will offer practical 1st aid applications for people involved in paddle sport and other outdoor activity.
The course venue will be at Hanwood village hall in Hanwood, Shrewsbury. A488 Main Road Hanwood SY5 8JN.
Including the venue hire, the cost per person for this course is c.£75. However for Club Members, the Club will subsidise this course meaning it will cost £37.50 per person.
Please book on for what we're sure will be a highly valuable course. There are only 9 places available so please book early to prevent disappointment.