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If you missed last night’s talk by Ian Bell you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

If you missed last night’s talk by Ian Bell you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

Recent talks:

21st April Turner Tours Ltd Open Boat Expedition to Canada by Keith Steer

28th April Bowron Lakes by Ian Bell  Club YouTube Link……

5th May Sea kayaking in East Greenland by Jim Krawiecki Club YouTube Link…

12th May Circumnavigation of Menorca by Pete Thomas Club YouTube Link…

19th May Hiking the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand by Hannah Bellamy Club YouTube Link…….

26th May Sun Khosi River of Gold by Jenny Brown and Chris Thompson Club YouTube Link….

2nd June Greenland revisited by Jim Krawiecki Club YouTube Link…

9th June Walking through the Tobeatic with canoes on our heads by Roger Coleman Club YouTube Link….
16th June Constrains led approach in coaching by Matt Giblin Club YouTube Link….

23rd June Prince William Sound by kayak – Alison Moxley and Keith Steer Club YouTube Link….

30th June Costa Brava Sea Kayaking Club Trip – Pete and Carol Thomas  Club YouTube Link….
7th July Hiking and sea kayaking on Vancouver Island by Catriona Hare Club YouTube Link….

14th July West coast of Scotland Oban to Jura by Ian Bell Club YouTube Link….

21st July River Rottnan from Norway to Sweden by Debbie Hughes

28th July Sheffield or Bust by Brian Green

Summer break

8th September Outer Hebrides Caz and Pete Thomas

16th September ???????

Congratulations to Alan Peachment and his winning photograph of the month

Photo of the Month

Please send any photos to website@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk

Congratulations to Alan Peachment and his winning photograph of the month

July 2020


1st Place
There is light at the end of the tunnel by Alan Peachment

2nd Place
New Brighton by Kris D Aout

3rd Place
Harvey at Chester Weir by Paul Harwood

4th Place
Chris and Reece Marsden at Jack Fields Rapids River Severn by Neil Jones

5th Place
Crosby to River Alt by KS

6th Place
First Polo Session after Lockdown by Josie Moss

If you missed last night’s talk by Catriona Hare you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

If you missed last night’s talk by Catriona Hare you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

Recent talks:

21st April Turner Tours Ltd Open Boat Expedition to Canada by Keith Steer

28th April Bowron Lakes by Ian Bell  Club YouTube Link……

5th May Sea kayaking in East Greenland by Jim Krawiecki Club YouTube Link…

12th May Circumnavigation of Menorca by Pete Thomas Club YouTube Link…

19th May Hiking the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand by Hannah Bellamy Club YouTube Link…….

26th May Sun Khosi River of Gold by Jenny Brown and Chris Thompson Club YouTube Link….

2nd June Greenland revisited by Jim Krawiecki Club YouTube Link…

9th June Walking through the Tobeatic with canoes on our heads by Roger Coleman Club YouTube Link….
16th June Constrains led approach in coaching by Matt Giblin Club YouTube Link….

23rd June Prince William Sound by kayak – Alison Moxley and Keith Steer Club YouTube Link….

30th June Costa Brava Sea Kayaking Club Trip – Pete and Carol Thomas  Club YouTube Link….
7th July Hiking and sea kayaking on Vancouver Island by Catriona Hare Club YouTube Link….

14th July West coast of Scotland Oban to Jura by Ian Bell

21st July River Rottnan – from Norway to Sweden by Debbie Hughes

28th July Sheffield or Bust by Brian Green

For Sale Feelfree Corona 3 person sit on top kayak – £500 ono

For Sale Feelfree Corona 3 person sit on top kayak with 2 feelfree deluxe seats and 1 feelfree standard seat – £500 ono  Now Sold

Contact via email caroljatkinson78@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07870 686742

Excellent condition, approx 2 years old. minor wear & tear scratches on base as per photos.

Only selling due to using single man kayaks more & need space.

Key Features

2 main seating positions

3rd seat in the centre of kayak for a child or for solo paddling

Moulded side, front and rear carry handles

2 storage hatches with mesh bags

Wheel in keel makes it easy to move around on firm ground (not great over sand or rough terrain)

Self draining scupper holes

Paddle parks

Rear on deck storage with bungee’s

Comfortable, stable and fun are three words that we think best describe the Feelfree Corona, it is a great family tandem sit-on-top with a higher carrying capacity than most other tandems. Its can be paddled easily by two people and even fit a third paddler in the centre seating position to enjoy the ride. The Corona is perfect for trips to the beach when the sun shines or touring around slow moving rivers and lakes. The Corona has enough storage space to be able to be used for whole day trips or storing ample fishing kit.

The Corona has a whopping 280kg weight capacity, allowing the whole family to paddle (or sit back and relax) whilst out on the water. The Corona can be paddled solo from the centre position, but turning a kayak of this size is much harder than shorter models.

The “wheel in the keel” transport system makes the Corona very easy to transport around on your own providing it’s on a firm surface. The wheel isn’t designed for use on rough ground or sand, you will have to carry the kayak or use a trolley instead. In order to prolong the life of the wheel’s axle you will need to occasionally wash off dirt and salt water.

With 4 carry hands the Feel Free Corona can be manoeuvred onto a car roof rack opening up the locations that this versatile family tandem kayak can be used.

Standard features of the Feel Free Corona include a stable contoured hull design, rear storage well with bungee’s, front gear bungee’s, moulded seating areas and footrests, 2x storage hatches, 4x moulded-in carry handles, 2x paddle parks, “wheel in the keel” plus multiple equipment attachment points.

The Corona is a bigger kayak and transport across sand and the like may require a trolley – best to use a C-Tug or cradle style trolley (not a Universal Sit On Top) trolley with Corona. The Corona doesn’t come with seat/backrests as standard. these are bought separately. Any combination of seats found on our Sit On Top Equipment page can easily be fitted, removed or swapped around as desired.

Paddling in groups, trips and car shuttles.

Graphic showing rules on who you can see now
Paddling in groups, trips and car shuttles.

Over the last few months the club has had to restrict and adapt a lot of its paddling.   We always follow all government and British Canoeing Guidelines.  Unfortunately, we have had to cancel many trips and club weekends.   Shetland Islands, Pembroke and Anglesey weekends, Sardinia trip, Alaska Sea Kayaking expedition and now the Alps minibus has had to be cancelled.   However, the good news is that many of us are still going in household or support bubbles in cars to the French Alps now much of Europe has lifted many of its restrictions.   Traveling in a car is thought to be much safer as you can easily maintain the recommended distance from others en route. (no ferry’s, coaches. Trains or minibuses).   In addition we are all on our own camping plot on the campsite which is expected to be a lot quieter than normal.

As lock down guidelines are eased people have been asking about doing trips again with car shuttles.   Well the simple rule is that if you want to be as safe as possible do not leave home and continue to self-isolate.   However, as things are eased, short car sharing for shuttles may become an acceptable risk for some in a similar way to those that have to get a taxi or use public transport.

Most trips are safer if you remove the need for a shuttle or use another method.  Eg Chester Weir – paddle from Sandy Lane, JJs you can use Llangollen Canal to get to the top next to Horseshoe weir, static sites like JJs or the Burrs etc.  We use a bike to shuttle effectively in the French Alps.  At the weekend, on the river Leven, you could easily walk or jog back the two miles to the start of the upper section.  However you should keep all your shuttles to as short as possible – ideally less than 15 minutes.

If you have to use your car to shuttle, try to maintain 2m or if you need to “1m plus”

Some of the plus steps could include some or all of the following:

  • Sit next to an open window – nobody to squeeze in on a middle seat!
  • Turn the body to face out of the window and do not speak or chat on the way back.
  • The driver opens and shuts all the doors and windows – passengers do not touch anything.
  • Wear a mask for the journey
  • Wear gloves and do not touch anything.

The club guidance says that nobody should share transport to and from a paddling event unless they are a member of the same household or support bubble.   Lets all try to reduce the risks as much as possible and have a safe summer.

If you missed last night’s talk by Pete and Carol Thomas you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

If you missed last night’s talk by Pete and Carol Thomas you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

Recent talks:

21st April Turner Tours Ltd Open Boat Expedition to Canada by Keith Steer

28th April Bowron Lakes by Ian Bell  Club YouTube Link……

5th May Sea kayaking in East Greenland by Jim Krawiecki Club YouTube Link…

12th May Circumnavigation of Menorca by Pete Thomas Club YouTube Link…

19th May Hiking the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand by Hannah Bellamy Club YouTube Link…….

26th May Sun Khosi River of Gold by Jenny Brown and Chris Thompson Club YouTube Link….

2nd June Greenland revisited by Jim Krawiecki Club YouTube Link…

9th June Walking through the Tobeatic with canoes on our heads by Roger Coleman Club YouTube Link….
16th June Constrains led approach in coaching by Matt Giblin Club YouTube Link….

23rd June Prince William Sound by kayak – Alison Moxley and Keith Steer Club YouTube Link….

30th June Costa Brava Sea Kayaking Club Trip – Pete and Carol Thomas  Club YouTube Link….
7th July Hiking and sea kayaking on Vancouver Island by Catriona Hare

14th July ???????? by Ian Bell

21st July R? River in Sweden by Debbie Hughes

28th July Sheffield or Bust by Brian Green

Wanted – Scorpio HV CLX Mk2

Wanted – Scorpio HV CLX Mk2

I am looking for a sea kayak. Does anyone know if anyone has one of the following for sale, apart from what is in Go Kayaking:

Scorpio HV CLX Mk2 wanted

Contact : Trevor Strain

Tel: 07545250095

P&H Scorpio II CLX Skudder kayak | Robin Hood Watersports

Covid 19 Guidance (paddling and Equipment)

Covid 19 Guidance (paddling and Equipment) Liverpool Home page  LCC Home 
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Liverpool Canoe Club Advice on Covid 19During these difficult times we are not doing any general paddles. To control numbers, every paddle needs to be pre-booked with a leader or coordinator or supervisor. Paddles are notified through the club`s Google Group. All paddling is in separate, small groups of up to six paddlers.

The club is now moving to Stage 3, where some paddles at the docks are now promoting the use of club equipment. However, please be aware that some Dock paddles may still require the use of your own equipment – if the coordinator is not a key holder etc.

Stage 1 – Promotion of club led trips on easy water currently with up to 5 others.
Stage 2 – Club led trips allowed to launch from Coburg Dock (but paddlers must use their own equipment as the compound will not be opened).  Parking is available on the top car park if the barrier is not open (£1 per hour)!
Stage 3 – If the named leader of these Coburg Dock trips is also a key holder and is willing, they can allow people in their group access to the compound to collect and sanitise a set of equipment. A full Covid-19 risk assessment will need to be consulted. LCC Covid-19 Risk Assessment
Stage 4 – Allowing more than 6 on site at any one time but this will depend on Government advice for mass gatherings.

The club has agreed the following protocols:

  • If you are feeling unwell or are in one of the medium or high-risk groups you should continue to shield and stay away from club promoted paddles.
  • The changing sheds should not be used at all.
  • Only one group to use the compound at any one time. Timetabling of trips is via the club calendar and each group must start and finish at least 30 minutes apart. Members should arrive no more than 10 minutes before the stated time and leave as soon as the paddle has finished. They are encouraged to arrive ready for the water. If needed, groups remain on the water or by their cars until any group accessing the compound has finished, locked it and moved away. (contact website@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk for any advice and to ask for the paddle to be added to the calendar)
  • Members should be encouraged to select the correct equipment without trying multiple sets and it is their own responsibility to ensure any equipment is sanitised.   (Eg wipe down any paddle shafts etc).
  • The club will supply spray disinfectant for use on the padlocks and gate handles by a key holder but members borrowing paddles should clean loaned items themselves and remove all cleaning products and waste.
  • Children under 16 will only be allowed on the water with a paddling adult from the household (eg a parent).
  • We will continue the policy of NOT allowing members to hire club equipment for paddles away from the docks.  There simply is not the capacity to allow for this.   The exception would be for key holders, who can use their own key, to collect and return club equipment used solely for them to participate in such club paddles.
  • There is absolutely no expectation that any members of the Stewardship group or keyholders group should run any sessions unless they expressly want to.  If you are still advised to shield, then please continue to do so.
  • People can help carry longer kayaks and still main 2 metres, but they should be encouraged to always use the same pairs carrying the same ends when getting off the water.
  • Paddlers should not pass anything to others eg a camera etc

Sheltered Water Leaders and coaches

Guidelines for club Paddles and Trips

Template for google group email advertising a club trip……

If you have an idea for a paddle, would like help or advice to organise it, please email website@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk

FAQ – Club promoted trips.

What are the current guidelines:  Social distancing must take place at all times along with frequent hand washing or hand sanitising.  Currently no more than 6 people may meet for exercise at an outdoor venue.

How do I organise a club paddle:  Contact website@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk to add the trip to the calendar.   Brief details are then sent around by google group email – Members are then free to reply confirming they would like to take part and give brief details of experience etc if not known to organiser. Coordinator then confirms place (or not) on the trip and time / meeting place etc

What if someone brings a friend without confirming with the organiser meaning the group is now larger than 6 – both will be asked to go home and not paddle with the rest of the group. (absolute maximum of 6 people – including children). Only people booked on should attend and only people from the same household in the same car or boat.

What if another group is accessing the compound The second group must wait on the water or by their cars until the first is finished and has locked the compound. We want to minimise the time spent in and around the compound to absolute minimum.

What if I do not have my own equipment – Some dock paddles by now be advertised as allow members to borrow equipment but you CANNOT hire club equipment for trips away from the docks.  The only exception is a key holder who pre-books a kayak for themselves for a club trip and can return it the same day with their key!

Can the trip be A to B with a car shuttle – Social distancing guidelines say no car sharing for members outside a household, so these kinds of trips are unfortunately not possible at the moment.

What if a paddler drops out – this may result in others being turned away and should not happen – only reply to an email about a trip if you are 100% certain you can make the paddle

For Sale – Old Town Guide 147’ Open Canoe £550

For Sale – Old Town Guide 147’ Open Canoe £550  Now Sold

I’m selling my canoe! It’s an ‘Old Town Guide 147’ set up for solo and tandem paddling. It’s a solid and reliable boat good for flat water as well as moving water. I’ve paddled it on grade 3. I’m looking for £550.

The product information is here… https://oldtowncanoe.johnsonoutdoors.com/canoes/recreation/guide-147?jo-page=2

Call or text 07748917028 me for more information 🙂