Monthly Archives: October 2013

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,… Read More »

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,… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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 &… Read More »

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… Read More »

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 &… Read More »