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Congratulations to Tim Trew in DW

Very many congratulations to Tim Trew who came 10th in the senior doubles class in this year’s Devizes to Westminster race on the Easter weekend, with a time of 20:17:53 (non-stop). He was paddling with a friend Adam Dumolo. Also congratulations to recent new member George Botsford who paddled in the four-day event, finishing with… Read More »

Beginner’s course 2017

The club will be organising a beginner’s course for adults in May/June 2017. The course will consist of four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks, on Thursday evenings from 6pm. This will cost £75, including membership of the club for the remainder of the year. This course will begin on 18th May, and continue through to… Read More »

Bristol Canoe Club’s first newsletter

I have a copy of the very first newsletter distributed by Bristol Canoe Club. This is “Issue 1, Number 1”, December 1962. The club had obviously been founded before this, but we don’t know how much earlier. Note that this includes a suggestion to paddle the river Dart from Dartmeet in Jan 1963, “Rough water… Read More »

Trophies 2016

At the 2016 AGM, various trophies were awarded, as follows: White-water ‘River God’: Dave Hill, for his enthusiasm for getting people onto the water. Most improved white-water: Elinor Griffiths Marathon award(s): Tris Turner, and Greg Tonetti Most ‘Most Valuable Player’: Lee Nicholls, for passing his referee qualification Phil Longrigg Trophy: Avis Noott Chunder Bucket: Not… Read More »

New committee for 2016-2017

The Bristol Canoe Club AGM 2016 was held last week. The new committee for 2016-2017 is: Chairman: Simon Pearson Treasurer: Conor O’Neill Secretary: Adrian Clancy Membership: Nick Wainwright Other committee members: Mark Heeley, Rich Puttock, Dave Hill, Mark Gillett and Emma Newman

Beginner’s course 2016

The club will be organising a beginner’s course for adults in June 2016. The course will consist of four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks, on Thursday evenings from 6pm. This will cost £60. This course will begin on 9th June. If you are interested, please email our enquires address; see our contacts page. Note that… Read More »

Montenegro photos

Here are Conor’s photos from the Montenegro trip: https://picasaweb.google.com/conoroneilluk/201506Montenegro Here are Nick’s photos: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+NickWainwright/albums/6166045875514492465?gpinv=AMIXal8jgX864JhissctiwhnqkFO2WvWOGIVWhunm0Jmb6sW41UiqPfcjuICxAICQAMA_hpLY2Fa3dohpOovReVc-YSkmmzjTDacfVfxjDNgnpHUIAFdH90&cfem=1&authkey=CImJkc6n7IjbZQ    

Beginner’s course 2015

The club will be organising a beginner’s course for adults in May/June 2014. The course will consist of four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks, on Thursday evenings from 6pm. This will (probably) cost £60. This course is expected to begin around the middle of May. If you are interested, please email our enquires address; see… Read More »

Liffey Descent

Very many congratulations to Tris Turner & Keith Saunders who came 9th in the Liffey Descent, and to and ex-member Tim Pearce and his brother who came 7th. Mike Millington also paddled a canadian canoe with his mate from up north, and they came 24th in Canadians. The full results are here: http://canoe.ie/Portals/0/PROVISLD.pdf Well done… Read More »

Congrats to new polo referees

Many congratulations to James Putterill and Simon Pearson who qualified as Grade 3 referees last weekend. Adrian, Dan, and RJ also passed their grade 3 theory, so will hopefully gain their full qualification soon also.