Tuesday 29 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 6: 4 x K1, 1 x K2.
Air Temp: 7ºC Getting Cold!
Wind speed: 1 occasional breeze
Conditions: Calm/River Traffic Bumpy
Visibility: Clear / Dark.
Session: Sets: 80 strokes @80%, 20 strokes @100%
Highlights: Exceptional sprints
Top paddlers: TT TT!
Social: Club AGM in Nova Scotia
Next Race: This Sunday 3/11 Avon Descent, Stratford
Next training – Thurs 31/10, 6.15pm +

NIGHT PADDLING SAFETY NOTICE
White navigation lights needed for bow AND stern. Buoyancy aids recommended for all when cold this time of year. If you’re going out alone, always make sure someone knows your whereabouts, what time you expect to return back and that you’ve returned safely.

Want to get into Kayak Racing? What to know first…

Please note that we do not currently have any formal coaching facilities, so to join in winter training sessions, you already need to be a very competent racing kayak paddler – at least able to paddle a K1 proficiently or have experience as a (stable) crew paddler in a K2.

If you’re a racing novice, it’s recommended you wait until the spring and summer months to develop your boat and stability skills in Bristol Harbour – or at least pair up with an experienced paddler who’s prepared to take you out – and preferably during daylight hours.

Thursday 24 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 7: 1 x K1, 3 x K2.
Air Temp: 13ºC
Wind speed: 2 light wind
Conditions: Mild chop
Visibility: Clear / Dark.
Session: Wash hanging with sprints
Highlights:
Top paddlers: KS!
Social: Pint at Cottage
Next Race: 3/11 Avon Descent, Stratford
Next training – Tues 29/10, 6.15pm +

NIGHT PADDLING SAFETY NOTICE
White navigation lights needed for bow AND stern. Buoyancy aids recommended for all when cold this time of year. If you’re going out alone, always make sure someone knows your whereabouts, what time you expect to return back and that you’ve returned safely.

 

Tues 22 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 5: 3 x K1, 1 x K2.
Air Temp: 14ºC
Wind speed: 4 blustery
Conditions: Choppy
Visibility: Clear / Dark.
Session:
Highlights:
Top paddlers:
Social:
Next Race: TBC
Next training – Thurs 24/10, 6.15pm.

NIGHT PADDLING SAFETY NOTICE
White navigation lights needed for bow AND stern. Buoyancy aids recommended for all when cold this time of year. If you’re going out alone, always make sure someone knows your whereabouts, what time you expect to return back and that you’ve returned safely.

Thurs 17 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 8: 6 x K1, 1 x K2.
Air Temp: 12ºC
Wind speed: 0 still
Conditions: Millpond
Visibility: Clear / Dark – high reflection from ambient light.
Session: Pyramid training 20/30/40/50.
Highlights: Steve paddling into landing stage (!). Evangelos (aka Evo) standing starts.
Top paddlers: Evo! SB! KS!
Social: Pint at Cottage Inn
Next Race: TBC
Next training – Tues 22/10, 6.15pm.

NIGHT PADDLING SAFETY NOTICE
White navigation lights needed for bow AND stern. Buoyancy aids recommended for all when cold this time of year. If you’re going out alone, always make sure someone knows your whereabouts, what time you expect to return back and that you’ve returned safely.

Connect here via Twitter & Facebook!

I’ve now set up a Twitter and Facebook Group accounts to network the website online… it’s nothing official as far as the Bristol Canoe Club is concerned, just a way to get connected to other Bristol based marathon, sprint and surf ski racing (ocean) paddlers, BCC club members and visitors alike.

The aim of raising the profile of the kayak racing and training side here on the club website, and on social media, is to –

– give active racing members and visitors a digital hub for sharing information & resources
– reach out to experienced racing paddlers who live locally – as well as visiting – to come training / join the club
– give kayak racing in Bristol a higher profile

TWITTER @bristolkayak

 

FACEBOOK
Click on this link HERE and request to join group if you haven’t already been invited.

Get posting and tweeting.

Tues 15 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 6: 2 x K2 & 2 x K1.
Air Temp: 6ºC (Coldest this autumn so far)
Wind speed: 0 still
Conditions: Millpond
Visibility: Clear / Dark – high reflection from ambient light.
Session: Steady to fast, intermittent winter wash hanging and race pace training.
Highlights: SB/H in K2 pace setting with MH & LT hanging on. Top K1 performance from KS and Evangelos from Greece we welcome to regular training sessions!
Top paddlers: SB/H, KS!
Social: Quick pint at Cottage Inn
Next Race: TBC
Next training – Thurs 17/10, 6.15pm.

NIGHT PADDLING SAFETY NOTICE
White navigation lights needed for bow AND stern. Buoyancy aids recommended for all when cold this time of year. If you’re going out alone, always make sure someone knows your whereabouts, what time you expect to return back and that you’ve returned safely.

TWITTER TEST

Sun 13 Oct – Fowey Race Report

1st & 2nd for Bristol Crews at Fowey!

Bristol Canoe Club crews, Keith Sanders and Kevin Littlehales took first place, with Steve Bennett and Helen Taylor taking second place in the Division 4, 8 mile K2 race with Tristram Turner and Danielle Clark taking 2nd place in the Div 3/4, 12 mile event at at Sunday’s BCU Hasler Canoe/Kayak Race on the river estuary at Fowey, near St Austell, Cornwall.

Bristol paddler Helen Harris and Patrick Starkey (independent – but trains at Bristol) also finished the 4 and 8 mile courses respectively.

Great effort from all Bristol paddlers with around a 100 racers .

SEE ALL RESULTS HERE

Fowey

Bristol K2 crew, Daniele and Tris take 2nd place in Div 3/4

fowey

Keith & Kevin take 1st place with Helen and Steve a close 2nd in Div 4.

Thurs 10 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 11: 3 x K2’s & 1 x K1 training together on washes, plus 2 other K2 crews paddling separately, (1 crew member complete novice).
Air Temp: 8ºC
Wind speed: 1 calm/light
Conditions: Millpond/ripples
Visibility: Clear / Dark
Session: Wash hanging, racing pace training for Fowey at weekend.
Highlights: Excellent K2 wash hanging & K1 performance – despite late start for many.
Top paddler: KS! TT/D
Social: Pint at Cottage Inn
Next Race: This Sunday 13/10, Fowey
Next training – Tues 15/10, 6.15pm.

GOOD LUCK GUYS & GALS on Sunday!
Fowey Race this weekend. Click for details.