Pugneys 1st September

 

Unfortunately the lake has been closed this morning due to Toxic Algae after water tests today.

We will look to provide an alternative paddle on a local river for competent paddlers.

Please see our Facebook page for further details.

Alternatively Greenstar Canoe Club has a beginners slalom and have a go session event today at there lake at Hatfield Water Park. Please see Greenstar Canoe Club on Facebook for further details.

We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience caused but we have only been informed this morning ourselves.

 

 

Linton Locks Update

I attended a meeting a couple of weeks ago regarding the progress at Linton Locks. Unfortunately there had been very little progress since the last time I visited the site several months ago.

The main reason appeared to be issues with the current contractors not really moving forward with the job. It was stated at the meeting that the old contractors were being removed from site and a new contractor starting immediately. The new contractor had stated that they would expect to have most of the work complete around the end of September and ready for testing however we felt this would be more like the end of October realistically before we saw any water down the course.

I called into site today to have a look at progress and it does appear there has been a lot more work completed in the last few weeks than the last few months previously. The main inlet channel is now formed as well as several large concrete structures in the base of the first pool, it is now possible to see how deep the pools will be.

The hydraulic gate is not on site but is being manufactured at the moment and should be on site shortly hopefully.

During the coming months the payment scheme will be decided upon but the idea is a fee pay car on site.

Main infeed channel from river.

First Pool

More updates to follow in the next few weeks hopefully.

 

Summer Sessions

Good evening, summer is upon us and we have some changes to pool sessions:

Pontefract has been low on numbers for the last few weeks with the club having to support the sessions so we have taken the decision to close Pontefract for the summer with the last session being this Thursday 26th with a planned return on Thursday 6th September.

Batley is running well at the moment with the cadets making up numbers so Batley Friday sessions will continue throughout the summer. All participants from Pontefract are welcome to come along to the sessions at Batley.

We will look to run some local beginners river trips on Thursday nights if members are interested.

Pugneys sessions are running well with a wide range of people attending including several new members who are attending due to the closure of Pugneys lake to the general public.

We have had a few sessions where we have had a few stand up paddle boards and this has gone down well also.

Washburn 2018

West Yorkshire Canoe Club’s annual Washburn event is fast approaching.

This is a chance for members to paddle one of Yorkshires best whitewater river runs. This is a dam release so the water level is guaranteed however little rain we have had.

Any club members who have a few hours spare on the day will be welcome to come along and lend a hand throughout the day.

The river is fast flowing grade 2/3 so not suitable for novices but any members who feel they would like to paddle please have a chat with a member of the committee to ensure suitability.

 

Pugney’s

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After much uncertainty surrounding Pugney’s we have finally got the go ahead to begin our summer sessions this week Saturday 21st April.

Weather looking good for tomorrow.

Meet at 12.30pm at the green container to be on the water for 1pm.

Looking forward to a good turn out.

Please come along and support your club.

Slalom

Some of our members have been competing in slalom over the last few weeks – keep up the good work.

Andy C, Olivia, Russ, Grace, Fraser, Liz and Aaron – well done guys.

Below we have some photos from the last couple of weeks races. And evidence of Russ’s obligatory swim 🙂

Congratulations to Grace who was promoted last week to Div 3 – well done.