Category Archives: Flat water

Marathon and sprint, racing and touring

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 »

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… 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: Well done… Read More »

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.… Read More »

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 »