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.

For Sale, The Apache 16 Open Canoe, £300

It is set up for solo paddling and racing with knee pads and hip blocks, it is narrower than standard at just 28 inches but still very stable.It could be easily widened with the addition of a new yoke and one new seat would return it to a tandem. It comes lased with bow and stern air bags and a wood,carbon paddle. The boat is 6 years old, it has been stored indoors so the gunnels are in good condition, the bow and stern have been repaired to a good standard and the hull has the usual scratches from use. It can be viewed in Bebington, Wirral or as I paddle at Chester(Sandy Lane) 3 to 4 mornings a week a demo/viewing can be arrange with no obligation to buy.

If interested please email colinandcarmelsmith AT hotmail.co.uk  or phone 0151 343 0228 (before 9 pm please) Cheers Colin

For Sale Wavesport Diesel 80. £450 & Pyranha I3 222 (medium) £250 & assorted equipment

Wavesport Diesel 80. £450

Only used a couple of times and in nearly new condition, light scratches only, outfitting perfect.Spec on the link below.

http://www.wavesport.com/en/products/diesel-80-blackout

Pyranha I3 222 (medium)  £250

Boat is in great condition no deep scratches or welds, outfitting all good.
Great all round boat, Suggested paddler weight 65-95 kilo

 

Also have the following for sale

  • Set of 40 cm padded upright bars, £20
  • Set of 3.5 mtr Palm equipment straps, never been used.  £10
  • Set of 7.0 mtr Palm equipment straps, Ideal for open boats. £10
  • Ainsworth K100 all round paddle, 197cm 45 degree feather. £20

    Anyone interested just get in touch, boats can be tried at docks or local river.

    John Cooke.   Tel 07909520865

FOR SALE Valley Rapier 18 £1000 NOW SOLD

NOW SOLD

Valley Rapier 18, blue deck and carbon hull, very light, very fast sea kayak with rudder. Currently has a foam seat for comfort, also still have the original glass fibre seat.

Barry Shaw
North Wales 07763 866730

Northern SUP Racing Winter Series Race 1 at Southport Marine Lake on 11th February

I think I might have a go at this. There’s 3 Stand up paddle boards at the club.  Paul Harwood

River Dee Saturday 21st January by John Allerton

Nice and Crisp today on the Dee – thanks for those who turned up I understand its not to everyone’s taste paddling in this weather.

Well done Ian in his new Machno and Chris after 1 hr at top end breaking in and out and ferry gliding we nailed next 3
rapids cleanly. Also thanks for the help John Cooke.

We are all between swims –

Middle Hole 1 – John A – 0

Was like summer – River Dee on 0.7m – +1C

Posted by John Allerton on Saturday, 21 January 2017

 

Sea Kayak Improvers Course – Coordinator Gareth Jones and Alan Peachment 3 x Saturday mornings and 1 x Sunday trip

Sea Kayak Improvers Course – Coordinator Gareth Jones and Alan Peachment 3 x Saturday mornings and 1 x Sunday trip

To book a place please go to our online booking page……….  Club members only

This course will look at the skills required to paddle a sea kayak safely and undertake a sheltered local trip. You should have the basic skills gained from at least 6 months paddling.

Saturday 28th Jan 9-12pm Docks
Saturday 11th Feb 9-12pm Docks
Saturday 25th Feb 9-12pm Docks
Sunday 26th Feb Local sea trip (eg Hilbre Island or River Alt sailing club or Perch Rock)

You may use your own sea kayak or use one of the clubs plastic fleet. We do not charge for coaching but do charge a booking fee to ensure that the course runs. This cost includes any hire fee for a club boat for the local sea trip.

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