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

Club welcomes new Polo Players

Bristol Canoe Club welcomes all new members and polo players of all abilities. Our canoe polo sessions are now running in Bristol South swimming pool on Dean Lane in Bedminster from 8-45pm each Wednesday until May 2017. We have a range of Club polo boats and kit so come along and try out this exciting… Read More »

Montenegro, Tara gorge, Summer 2015

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… 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 »

A perfect whitewater trip?

So where do you go in August to kayak brilliant consistent Grade 3 water (its dam released), in the sun, avoid car shuttles, while being surrounded by beautiful green forests? Answer – take up Dave Hill’s invitation to the National White Water Centre on the River Tryweryn near Bala. Having never paddled this river I… Read More »

Canoe Polo Training – Wednesdays

Bristol Canoe Club run their summer polo training at the CPFA Outdoor Pitch at the Cumberland Basin in central Bristol from 6-30pm every Wednesday. Both Club and Non-Members are welcome to come along and join in. More details available from polo-enquiries@bristolcanoeclub.org.uk.

Mini Polo Tournament

Bristol Canoe Club ran a Mini Canoe Polo tournament at Bristol’s Polo Pitch in the Cumberland Basin on Sunday July 23rd 2016. The teams consisted of two teams from Cardiff, the Bristol Penguins, a scratch Bristol Pitbulls and a University team. Congratulations to Cardiff B for winning the tournament. Great weather contributed to a really… Read More »

Photos from France

My photos from France are here; enjoy: https://picasaweb.google.com/conoroneilluk/6306157593686159825 As always, the best rapids don’t have any photos. 🙁 Conor