Bristol Canoe Club

Information and discussion about Bristol Canoe Club

On the Dart weekend a few weeks ago, I got a few photos of people
playing on the play-wave at the end of the lower Tavy trip; have a look
here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/conoroneilluk/201312LowerTavy

And here are just a couple of photos from the West Dart yesterday:
https://picasaweb.google.com/conoroneilluk/201312WestDart

Conor

I’ve put my photos from Scotland up here: https://picasaweb.google.com/conoroneilluk/201311ScotlandKayaking

 

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.

The Bristol Canoe Club Constitution can be seen here: http://www.bristolcanoeclub.org.uk/static/info/clubconstitution.htm

The Bristol Canoe Club Rules can be seen here: http://www.bristolcanoeclub.org.uk/static/info/clubrules.htm

 

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

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.