KAYAK SAFETY COVER REQUIRED – WARRINGTON DOLPHINS DOCKS SWIM – COORDINATOR JOHN WORSWICK

Kayak Safety Cover Required – Warrington Dolphins Docks Swim – Coordinator John Worswick

Saturday, 5 Aug 2017 8am – 12pm

  • 16 spaces available.

If you are reasonably competent in a kayak and willing to help please register here. Kayaks are available from the club racks. The event takes place from the Watersports Centre and you will be placed in a team by the coordinator and be given full support and instructions. This is an ideal first event if you are new to kayak safety.

Meet at the compound at 8:00am ready for the water.

The club receives a small donation for helping and all volunteers are invited to a free lunch if they so wish immediately after the event.

Please click here for more details and to sign up……

For sale – submersible marine VHF Transceiver in excellent condition £55

For sale – submersible marine VHF Transceiver in excellent condition – like new! Original box with owners manual and charger.

£55 – can drop it off for viewing prior to buying at a Sunday paddle at the docks or will post it for free (UK).

Regards Kevin Devlin (07910 378654)

July Photo of the month Competition

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Congratulations to the winners of the June Photo of the Month Competition

Winning photograph – Sea Kayaking Arisaig during Scottish Bank Holiday Meet by Carole Thomas

Sea Kayaking Arisaig during Scottish Bank Holiday Meet by Carole Thomas
Sea Kayaking Arisaig during Scottish Bank Holiday Meet by Carole Thomas

Second Place – Polo murderers leaving the crime scene by Jose Santos

Polo murderers leaving the crime scene by Jose
Polo murderers leaving the crime scene by Jose

Third Place – Club Open Day April 2017 by John Pegram

Open Day April 2017 by John Pegram
Open Day April 2017 by John Pegram

Holyhead Island Circumnavigation Sunday by John Maddock

On Saturday night, Andy was confidently saying that he was going to do a Holyhead circumnavigation on Sunday. This is nothing unusual for Anglesey weekends. Once the beer starts flowing, ambitions grow – starting at a trip round the Stacks, then it’s a Holyhead circumnavigation, then later in the evening it’s a full Anglesey circumnavigation and 5am start. Yeah right!

Surprisingly, Andy was still up for it the next morning, so, with Lynette and Ian Bell, we got ready at the (rather pricey) Borth Wen car park at Rhoscolyn. With minimal faffing, we caught the tide down to the Cymryn strait. There was enough water left to prevent grounding on sandbanks and thanks to good navigation, we picked the right channels to reach Four Mile Bridge. The water was still pouring through, filling up the inland sea. There was enough space for anyone brave enough to get swept under the bridge, where they would inevitably swim around collecting bits of their boat. I suggested that we portaged at the take out beach to the right. Ian muttered something about rather dying before being seen portaging. So that was it, under the bridge we went. I made it look difficult by having to roll, but the others made it look easy. Mind you, I was the novice of the group.

We paddled up to Stanley Embankment, where the big stopper was in full flow, so we stopped for lunch, waiting for the tidal flow to reduce. There was a lone whitewater paddler playing on the wave in the smallest boat I’ve ever seen. She was clearly an expert and it great to watch her skilfully twisting and turning.

When the flow decreased, we paddled under the rail bridge and headed towards Holyhead Harbour. There were two big ferries about to leave, so we paddled hard to get past them and avoid being mowed down. We reached the end of the breakwater just in time as they both set off for Ireland.

North Stack was the next destination, which we quickly passed with tidal assistance. There was a bit of bounce to the sea at South Stack, which was nice. We were then pushed onwards towards Penrhyn Mawr, which was flat because it was slack tide by then. Having stopped for a break, we headed across Trearrdur bay and eventually got to Rhoscolyn.

By this time I was starting to get tired, but after about 9 hours (I think!) of paddling, that’s not surprising.

That was the first time I’ve done the circumnavigation and it was a really interesting trip. Thanks to Andy and Ian for navigating!

John Maddock

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For Sale Pyranha G3 Kayak £ 200

For Sale Pyranha G3 Kayak  £ 200

Full plate footrest.

Two airbags.

Normal wear and tear.

Spray deck and paddle.

£ 200

Telephone : Dave Lynch  07794 523261

Email : contact Dave Lynch by email if interested……….

River Dee by John Allerton

Sunny Day again on the Dee – Lee I hold my hand up to you anyone who paddles one of them C1 things …..deserves a medal. Gary / Dave excellent skills and Stuart thanks for keeping Kieron amused.

Come and try canoe polo morning – Sunday 16th July 10:00am to Midday.

Have you ever wanted to try canoe polo?  This is a non-contact, skilful game played in kayaks with a ball.  It is similar to netball and basketball with teams of 5.  It teaches you manoeuvring and kayak handing skills, confidence in a kayak and is a fun team sport.

Josh Cook and most of the Brunswick polo team will be on the water to guide and look after you.  Age does not matter but you should have some basic paddling experience to get the most out of the session.  If you can paddle a kayak, turn, can draw the boat sideways then you have all the skills needed.   We have all the equipment you will need (boats, paddles, helmet and buoyancy aids). Just come along to the morning session at our compound at the docks 10:00am to 12:00 midday.   Open to all club members no matter the age.

For sale Rockpool Alaw Bach £1750

I am seriously thinking of selling my Rockpool Alaw Bach, to buy another  Rockpool Alaw Bach.

These kayaks just do not come up for sale second hand very often. Mine is a few years old and in excellent condition.

I had a glass fibre keel strip professionally fitted last year, It did not have any marks in that area and was fitted before any were caused. There are some very minor scratches from beach landings, but nothing to cause concern.

The hatches are water tight and fitted with quality Kajak covers.

There is a ballast retaining setup in the day hatch, for lighter paddlers.

This is a spur of the moment decision and if it does not sell, I am very happy to keep it

I am asking £1750 or very near offer.

TELEPHONE:- 0151 526 9701   email bob.hamilton-2017 AT outlook.com

 

Bob

For Sale – Pyranha Rebel – Rapid spec: £240

Kayak suitable for child – optimum paddler weight 25-50kgs / 55- 110lbs

Rebel spec has outfitting specifically designed for kids, with padded seat,

adjustable back rest and hip pads.

Very good clean condition – usual WW marks to bottom but no dents or gouges.

Contact: Keith 07544 726 045