Liverpool Canoe Club Newsletter Published

Liverpool Canoe Club Newsletter Published
Please open it by clicking this link March Newsletter…… or via the website   More Archived Newsletters…..

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Club weekends and major events for the Club 2017

Club weekends and major events for the Club 2017 – for more detail check the online Club Calendar…….

9th  April 2017 Improvers Sea Kayak Trip coordinator Gareth Jones Click to book a place…
13 – 17th April 2017 Scottish Easter Paddling Holiday based at Kinlochleven – coordinator Roy McHale. Click to book a place…
22nd April 2017 Introductory Course for new members / Novice Paddlers 1 x six hour session Click to book a place…
30th April 2017 Club Open Day at the Compound at the Docks.  Try different  disciplines, junior session, come and try it session for non-members, Sunday tour of the docks. Bring and buy sale for any canoe or kayaking gear.
12 – 14th May 2017 Anglesey Weekend #1  Click for more and to book a place – based at Tyn Rhos Trearddur Bay  – coordinator Peter Massey.
26 – 29th May 2017 Pembroke Bank Holiday Weekend Click for more and to book a place – based at Whitesands Camping coordinator Jenny Brown.
9 – 11th June 2017 Anglesey Junior Club Weekend #2 Click for more and to book a place – based at Pen-y-Bont Farm, 4 Mile Bridge  coordinator Keith Steer.
25th June 2017 Hilbre Island Race – Club event for all  More information……..
7 – 9th July 2017 Anglesey Weekend #3 Click for more and to book a place – based at Bodfan Farm, Rhosneigr  – coordinator Jenny Brown.
21st July  – 6th Aug 2017 Alpine Holiday Alpine Rivers Holiday – Briancon France  Coordinator Keith Steer
22 – 24th September 2017 Anglesey Weekend #4 Click for more and to book a place – based at Outdoor Alternative Rhoscolyn  – coordinator Peter Massey.
11th October 2017 Club AGM and paddler of the year Awards (Talk from the Alps trip)
8th November 2017 Real Paddling Film Festival (World Tour of films) More information……..

Liverpool Canoe Club Photo Competition Winners for March

Liverpool Canoe Club Photo Competition Winners

Congratulations to Dave Gentle for his winning photo:
“Craig and Steve at the Burrs”

Runner up Keith Steer:
 “Richard Reeves on the Tees Weekend”

Runner up Emma Kirk:
“LCC Ladies Canoe Polo Team”

 Not found your photograph? – see all the entries for this month………..

Criteria for the photo of the month competition…. 2
5 % Quality and sharpness of the photograph, 25% Quirkiness and framing of the subject,
25% Diversity of the subject material (ie not all one discipline), 25% has LCC logo or clothing in the shot.
Please send in your entries for next month now –

Kari-Tek Easy Load Roof Rack System To fit VW Transporter T5 £450.

Kari-Tek Easy Load Roof Rack System To fit VW Transporter T5, possibly other makes of van with modification. This is the newer roof rail system which bolts down to van roof. Complete with one set of J cradles and straps and tie down eyes if you need to get anything like sheet materials from B&Q etc. List price  £772 new with J cradles. A bargain at £450.

PM or call Andy 07786026091. If you come and get it, (Im in Doncaster by Robin Hood Airport) I will fit it for you, VW T5 only. If you need more photos, speak now, it is coming off the van tomorrow afternoon.

Rhos to West Shore, take 2

I was keen to try out a new sea boat, luckily several paddlers were happy to accompany me on the trip.


To be honest, I hadn’t really looked at the details for the trip other than watching the BBC forecast that said there was a big high pressure over the Irish sea (light winds) and seeing that the tides worked for this trip in such a way that there would not be much of a carry at either start or finish. So i sold the trip as sunny and light winds.

The trip worked to launch 1hr before high tide, paddle easily (use backeddy) against the tide for that hour before taking the tidal conveyor all the way around the Ormes.  As it was, the wind was slightly choppier than expected, so we launched into the protected harbour at Rhos, and enjoyed getting used to the lumpy stuff. The Aries I was trying was really enjoying the conditons and didn’t appear too slow (my worry). Little Orme was as awe inspiring as ususal, but with the added bonus of a decent little chop.

Entering Llandudno bay we picked up our fourth compadre and said hello to the very generous shuttle bunny. After that it was off round the main event – Great Orme. The conditions were perfect, a following sea so the trip was not boringly flat, but equally not super scary.  Just enough to allow us to get close in to the cliffs whilst still having to actually think about paddling.

Unfortunately we didnt see too many seals, but we saw loads of puffins and other sea birds. This was added too by some cheekly little surfs as well – fantastic. Rounding the Orme it was paddle hard into the strengthening wind back to West Shore, where we only had a little carry back to the waiting car.

A great LCC day on the sea.

Mike, Tony V, Kirk W, John & Sue C

Our new signs have arrived at the compound at the docks

Our new signs have arrived at the compound at the docks.  They look great and have attracted a lot of attention from all the passersby.

For Sale Liquid Logic Airhead £300

Liquid Logic Airhead for sale, Very good condition with few minor scuffs/ scratches on hull (some grazing on top at front of kayak). With original foam and inflatable ‘footrest’.

Please email: martin.b AT


For Sale: Valley Nordkapp Sea Kayak £1400

2008 Valley Nordkapp, red deck/white hull, excellent condition, deck compass. Fully water tight in all compartments. Very light, fast boat. A bargain at £1400. The boat lives in Liverpool but often travels to North Wales / Anglesey.

Cheers, Chris

chrispreston AT

Llandunno Bay – Saturday 25th March

A leisurely start to Saturday saw us heading down to North wales for a little pootle in the the sea.

Since we failed to tempt any more out for the trip on Saturday it was just the 3 of us which is just about right since we needed to shuttle the cars to West shore for the get out and on the water for 11. This was a little later than I would have liked however no issues as we had plenty of tide. As we rounded Little Orme the seals where in a playful mood and came out so splash our kayaks and have a good old nosy.

Lunch was then had at the far end of Llandunno bay, east end before continuing on past the pier and on to Gt Orme, it was a little choppier than expected but it all added to the fun.

I’d never done the Ormes on this tide and was amazed to see how different the cliffs were on a lower level, some of the caves were also more accessible. I also couldn’t believe how clear the water was here to, never seen it so clear.

As we approached west shore we were on the bottom of the tide and there appeared to be an awful lot of sand between us and the car!! Good job we brought our trolleys. After lugging them up the beach for half an hour I turned to look back how far we had walked only to see that there was a channel running parallel to the big pipe that we could have paddled up! DOH! Ah well I’ll know for next time.

Karl, Chris, Roy.

For Sale – North Shore Atlantic RM – £850 ono

Latest version in 3 layer construction. Colour red.

Good condition, 18 months old. Everything in working order, stored inside. Usual scuffs and scrapes from launching, landing and loading.

The hatches have been regularly treated with silicon and the Skeg has been looked after and is working well. Inside the cockpit & around the seat there is some residue from foam / glue as I use quite a bit of custom hip and knee padding, this is purely cosmetic. Original hip pads & seat cover in almost new condition.

More Photos here –

Selling due to buying a composite.

Great all round boat. Works as a day boat, carries enough kit for a few days, covers distance ok, plus it’s predictable & fun in rough conditions.

Full details on North Shores website here:

The boat is in the NE Peak District.

I’m often in N Wales and will be in Scotland (probably the West Coast) from the 9th April to Easter weekend. So could meet somewhere on route.