FOR SALE: Pyranha Burn Medium. £300

Now Sold  Pyranha Burn for sale: Size, Medium, good used condition with usual scratches for a boat of this age. Includes 2 rear airbags.  I also have a Palm deck with one small good repair to fit this boat which I will sell separately for £20 if wanted.

Viewing or collection from Bebington Wirral.
Please email me at alan AT aksmail.co.uk or call 07974191183
Thanks for looking.

 

River Dee Improvers Trip 5th February 2017

River Dee Improvers Trip 5th February 2017

What a fantastic paddle it turned out to be on Sunday! We all met at Ponsonby arms, in Llangollen, the car park after town falls where paddlers usually get off when they have paddled from Horse shoe falls down to town. Everyone started to arrive at 9:30 am. It was a beginners and improvers trip, we
were there to paddle the lower Dee. We had a great flow of water which was nice and manageable for all levels of paddlers.

There was a good turn out for this nice relaxing paddle on the chilly Sunday morning. Once everyone had got changed into their nice and toasty thermals and paddling kit, the people in cars made their way down to where we were due to get off the river. As everyone arrived back to where the rest of us were stood freezing whilst starting to get to know each other, it was then time to get on the water. Before we did that, the top dog Keith put us all into our groups, it was my first trip with Liverpool Canoe Club and I was there to help out doing some river leading to help me towards my 4*. I’m very grateful that Keith and my group leader Mark (who I accidentally kept calling Steve) Garrod let me tag along.

When we were all ready to start our journey, not to name any names here (simply because I don’t know any), but someone had left their helmet in their car, which just had to be at the get off point…..

Luckily my Mum and Dad took this lovely gentleman back down to his car to collect his helmet.

Whilst the bloke’s group waited patiently behind, the other groups made their way onto the water.

With having so many paddlers on the water close to where we got on, it was packed with no eddies to get into, so we all started to make our way down the river at a nice steady pace.

Sunday was all about building confidence and getting people used to being back on the water and it seemed to work pretty well

It was a good 4 hour paddle with some good laughs and conversation and we also managed to see the sun for a short while, which was a bit of a shock to us all if I do say so myself. Along the way we all tried some different things to bring our confidence and

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paddling skills to a higher level, its always good to encourage each other each time you get out there.

Once we had made our way to the end of our long stretch, we got off at Ty Mawr country park with lovely scenery and TOILETS!!! Which I think was a great sight for us all.

The day turned out well with no swimmers or rollers which was a result, it couldn’t have gone any better. Well apart from one small thing, I did accidentally fall of the bank into the water, but that doesn’t count as a swim may I add.

It was a great trip with lovely people and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

Maya-ray (mayo)

More Photos…….                                    Next Improvers River Trip 12th March 2017 – Click here to book……

 

BURRS WILD WATER RACE 19th MARCH

Dear All
A reminder that we have the Irwell 2, Wild Water Race Northern Counties Series Regional Race coming up on Sunday 19th March.

All welcome – it’s a great venue and always good racing whatever the level! I if you are planning to come please let me know thanks: Peter Schofield. 07790 494110 email chairman@wildwater.org.uk


The course runs through the Burrs Activity Centre Site from just below the weir on the River Irwell at the top through down to below the road bridge to the get-out at the bottom of the site, river left (i.e. on the left hand side of the river looking down-stream). One of the major advantages of the Burrs is a mill stream running alongside and above the River Irwell that allows race participants to paddle back up to the start and to get as many runs in as possible.

ACCESS River Irwell, Burrs Activity Centre, Woodhill Road, Bury, BL8 1DA
The course is available from 0930. Competitors are advised to arrive early and walk the course before getting on to practice. It is also advisable to change after practicing and staying warm between the race briefing and getting on for the start of the race.

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE
0930 – 1100 Free practice on river.
0930 – 1030 Late entries in the car park
1030 Race brief in the car park
1130 First sprint run 1 minute intervals
1230 Second Sprint Run 1 minute intervals

Directly after the second sprint run at approx. 1340 there will be the Club Team Race & open Canadian class all starting at two minute intervals. (We can have a break after the Kayak Team Race for clubs to get back to the start if needed)

1600 (approx.) Prize giving

Best regards
Peter
Peter Schofield
Chairman, Wild Water Racing Committee, British Canoeing
Mobile: +447790494110 Email: Chairman@wildwater.org.uk

January`s Newsletter Published

Liverpool Canoe Club
Liverpool Canoe Club

Please open it by clicking this link January Newsletter…….  or via the website   More Archived Newsletters…..

To check your membership details go to Login button on website or click here….      If you have forgotten your password click here….. to have a new one emailed to you. (Please note that some ISP`s may block our automated system so please contact membership@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk if you have problems)

Liverpool Canoe Club Photo Competition Winners – January 2017

 

Liverpool Canoe Club Photo Competition Winners – January 2017

 
Congratulations to John Fay for his winning photo:
“Phils Hotdog”


Runner up JohnPegram:
 “Llandysul (mid Wales) along the slalom”

Runner up Jenny Brown:
“Tees weekend 2016”

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

Criteria for the photo of the month competition….
25 % 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 – website@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk

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……

5th February 2017 Improvers River Trip (Grade 2-3) – Coordinator John Allerton and Keith Steer Click to book a place…
25 – 26th March 2017 River Wye Paddle from Hereford to Hoarwithy (Grade 1 flat water) – Coordinator Carl Yung Leungsangnam Click to book a place…
13 – 17th April 2017 Scottish Easter Paddling Holiday based at Kinlochleven – coordinator Roy McHale. Click to book a place…
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 Septmber 2017 Anglesey Weekend #4 Click for more and to book a place – based at Outdoor Alternative Rhoscolyn  – coordinator Peter Massey.

Inccident Reporting

British Canoeing (BC) have launched an incident reporting system. Not only is this for accidents or near misses, but it is also for disputes re access, disputes with other water users, environmental concerns etc etc.

Luckily problems are rare, but BC appears to be reinvigorating itself with a greater focus on paddlers, its members and their concerns. So, if there is a near miss, or a problem with someone on the bank, let them know!

Its only by gathering facts can reasoned debates be made. NB, anyone can report an incident, you dont have to be a BC member.

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2017/incident-reporting-new-system-and-report-form/

 

North West Canoe Polo League Division 2 – Tournament 5

Well done all at keeping nicely to time last night, I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and a big thank you to everyone who took a hand in looking after Jake, he very much appreciates it! as do we.

Results are up:
http://nwcpolo.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_829455743.html

It’s looking very tight at the top with 4 teams in with a shot of winning, keep up the hard work and good luck to all.

For those teams that keep consistent BA no’s the current goalscorers tally is attached.

Current top 3: (Names I think are correct)

  1. Welsh Warriors #9 (Al Pipe?) – 23 Goals
  2. Welsh Warriors #7 (Andy Evans) – 20 Goals
  3. Red Rose #7 (Matt Carter) – 19 Goals

More Photos….

This is the new get on at Llangollen canal

If you are wanting to launch on the canal in Llangollen most people do so a from the EIseddfod car park but the Canal and Waterways Trust have built two launch points one up by the Horseshoe Falls and one by the Marina in Llangollen. The one by the Marina is far better than getting on by the Eiseddfod car park – see photo. Access to this launch point is via the road that goes passed Dinas Bran school. Turn up the steep road by the bridge in town and then follow the road over the canal passed the school and when the road makes a sharp right go straight ahead through the gate passed the rugby pitch and the head left through another gate and down to the canal. Lots of parking.

 

This is the new get on at Llangollen canal
Dave Manby

If you are wanting to launch on the canal in Llangollen most people do so a from the EIseddfod car park but the Canal and Waterways Trust have built two launch points one up by the Horseshoe Falls and one by the Marina in Llangollen. The one by the Marina is far better than getting on by the Eiseddfod car park – see photo. Access to this launch point is via the road that goes passed Dinas Bran school. Turn up the steep road by the bridge in town and then follow the road over the canal passed the school and when the road makes a sharp right go straight ahead through the gate passed the rugby pitch and the head left through another gate and down to the canal. Lots of parking.

Liverpool Canoe Club is open to all and aims "to provide the maximum canoeing and kayaking opportunities for all its members"