The Bristol Canoe Club AGM 2018 was held last week.
The new committee for 2018-2019 is:
Chairman: Jeremy Sykes
Treasurer: Fran Bamber
Secretary: Tanya Cownie
Membership: Nick Wainwright
Other committee members: Conor O’Neill, Dave Hill, Mark Gillett, Emma Newman, Iain Hissett, Lee Nicholls
Neil Cox, and Leanne Dyke, both members of Bristol Canoe Club, crossed Iceland with a Packraft (a type of inflatable kayak) in May 2017.
Here is Neil’s write-up, including video, and a river description.
Neil comments: “We believe this is the first recorded source-to-sea descent of the Þjórsá, with Leanne also being the first recorded woman to complete a packraft traverse of Iceland.”
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
In Summer 2015, a group of us went to Montenegro to paddle the Tara gorge, a beautiful three-day trip through a deep gorge.
We found that the (limited) available information was sometimes misleading, so I created something to help future trips.
This document isn’t really a trip write-up, instead it describes the logistics and journey times (both on roads and rivers) to give some help with trip planning.
I hope this is useful!
A reminder that some very old club trip reports and magazines are still hanging around on our web site here; these may be good for some browsing when you have some spare time.
Have fun – Conor
At the 2013 AGM, various trophies were awarded, as follows:
White-water ‘River God’: Lisa Fitzsimons, for not swimming during the trip to California.
Most improved white-water: Not awarded (its been a bad yea!)
Marathon award: Danielle Clarke
Most ‘Most Valuable Player’: Zach Gillett, for being able to shoot
Phil Longrigg Trophy: Conor O’Neill
Chunder Bucket: Not awarded!
Fish of the Year: Keith Sanders, for a ‘shopping trolley’ incident.