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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 a time of 22:31:22, coming 49th, paddling with Alfred Barnicoat, both from Bredon School.

Anyone who’s ever been involved in the race knows how much of a huge achievement this competition is, so very well done to everyone.

The full results are hard to find on the official DW website at the moment, but should be visible here: http://www.dwrace.org.uk/results/2017/results.html

 

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 8th June. If you are interested, please email our enquiries address; see our contacts page.

Note that this course is now full; we cannot accept any more people.

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 grading unknown, since, to the best of our knowledge, it has not been previously canoed, but probably R.W. III-IV.”

I have scanned this in, so have a look here.

Bristol Canoe Club Newsletter Issue 1 Dec 1962

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 awarded!
Fish of the Year: Morgan Hardy, for extensive swimming at the Tryweryn

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

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 this course is now full.

 

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

 

 

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 our contacts page.

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 to everyone.

Conor

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.