Major dates for Club Events – 2017

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  based at Tyn Rhos Trearddur Bay  – coordinator Peter Massey. Click to book a place…
26 – 29th May 2017 Pembroke Bank Holiday Weekend #1  coordinator Jenny Brown. Click to book a place…
9 – 11th June 2017 Anglesey Junior Club Weekend #2 based at Pen-y-Bont Farm, 4 Mile Bridge  coordinator Keith Steer. Click to book a place…
25th June 2017 Hilbre Island Race – Club event for all  More information……..
7 – 9th July 2017 Anglesey Weekend #3 based at Bodfan Farm, Rhosneigr  – coordinator Jenny Brown. Click to book a place…
21st July  – 6th Aug 2017 Alpine Holiday  Alpine Rivers Briancon France  Contact Keith Steer for more information…
22 – 24th September 2017 Anglesey Weekend #4 based at Outdoor Alternative Rhoscolyn  – coordinator Peter Massey. Click to book a place…

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For Sale McMudo fast find max G PLB (personal location Beacon)

I am selling a McMudo fast find max G PLB (personal location Beacon). With 48 hours battery life/usage.

Water proof.  It transmits your location down to within 30 feet from anywhere in the world.
If you paddle solo or are going to expedition it’s the ultimate back up to get you found if you need to be rescued About 6/7 years old but never been used, working fully but does need a new battery, which can be bought on eBay for £79, and will last another 5 years.
Includes original box, bag and lanyard, instructions and registration document.

I bought it from a flying school 2 years ago, still in its box never used it as I stopped paddling shortly afterwar
ds. No longer needed Am asking £200 (am open to offers) which even with new battery is cheaper than any I can find on eBay.

Is in Liverpool happy to post at cost to buyer, approx £15 with insured delivery.
Any questions phone Jeff on 07712176087

Open Boating on the Dee – Carrog to Mile End Mill (27/12/16)

The external temperature gauge on my car briefly flickered to as high as zero before resuming its steady reading of -2 degrees centigrade. I was on my way to meet Mike Alter, John White and Ian Bell for a spot of open boating on the Dee, and it was going to be cold. Very cold.

We met at Mile End Mill and immediately commenced some highly intricate faffing (signing-in faff, deciding what to do faff, drinking tea faff, car shuttle faff, kit sorting, faff, plus copious amounts of general common-all-garden faffing). After we had faffed ourselves senseless we launched from Carrog Bridge and made our way quietly downstream past a couple of fishermen, who appeared to pay us no attention whatsoever.

The stretch of the river between Carrog to Horseshoe Weir includes several Grade 1 sections, a brief stretch of Grade 2, a couple of little play spots and ample opportunity for chatting and watching the world go by. Salmon jumped, steam trains puffed their way past and it felt as if everything was good with the world.

Everyone was paddling just hard enough to keep the blood flowing to their fingers, and so we were soon at Horseshoe Weir and the start of a slightly more difficult stretch of water. We elected to run this section as far as Nomads/Mile End Mill, rather than paddle the conveniently located nearby canal that runs parallel to the river.

One by one we shot the small drop at the river-left side of the weir (shooting the weir itself is decidedly dangerous and a definite no-no), and eddy hopped towards the Serpents Tail. We got out of our boats at the top of ‘Serpents’ and inspected the line. It was way out of my league in an open boat, and I was relieved that there was a consensus to wimp out. We therefore bravely and courageously portaged and lined our boats past ‘Serpents’, and carried on past several small drops to Mile End Mill, where our cars were waiting.

The very last ‘small drop’, right next to the car park, required a dog-leg manoeuvre to avoid a ‘hole’. However, I decided to take a direct approach and paddle straight through this ‘hole’. Everything went exactly according to plan, apart from a minor mishap at the beginning when my boat filled with water. And the bit in the middle when I capsized. And the bit at the end when I swam to the bank. Other than that, I executed everything perfectly!
A great day. Thanks to Ian, Mike and John for their company and guidance, and hopefully there will be more open boat trips on the calendar soon.

Andrew Garland

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