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 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

 

Racing Facebook Group

We have a Facebook Group for experienced Flatwater and Surfski paddlers looking to Train and/or Race with Bristol Canoe Club members, search ‘Bristol Kayak Racing’ in Facebook. Please note, this is only for Flatwater and Surfski training and racing and not for general paddling*. As well as throughout the week, the most  regular training sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with members meeting at various times between 5pm and 7pm at Baltic Wharf or on the Bristol Channel. Email racing-enquiries@bristolcanoeclub.org.uk if you wish to join in. See you then!

*Although not regularly updated, there is a general Facebook Page, search ‘Bristol Canoe Club’ in Facebook.

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 to everyone.

Conor

Harbour Training Reports – update

As you will have noticed (or gone unnoticed, most probably!!) I’ve been testing the value of reporting on training sessions as both a log and to bring to life this page. I’ve missed reporting on the past 3 sessions as I am looking at another way of preparing and logging training sessions. Bear with us. Cheers Mark

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.