Paddle Tees Barrage or Tryweryn (or even the Dee) on Wed 21st Dec?

On Wednesday 21st December we are planning a trip to the River Tryweryn in Wales. We are planning on paddling down from the White Water Centre down to Bala, it is a grade 2/3 with sections of grade 3. You can portage the final drop if you wish. For those who want to, you can paddle the White Water Centre, this is a Grade 3/4 Dam Release course.

We need around 5 paddlers who are intermediate standard to paddle the trip down to Bala. Also a minimum of 2 cars are needed due to the shuttle between the course and Bala.

If we can’t get 2 cars, we are paddling Tees Barrage WWC. This course is a great place to practice white water skills, but again, due to its nature you need to be confident on white water.

If you are interested contact Russ Johnson.

We will decide the river on Tuesday and it is currently subject to releases at the centres.


Update: Perhaps the River Dee may also be a possibility (grade 2/3)…

2012 Club Committee Members

Dear All,

At the 2011 AGM, the committee positions and procedures were discussed, with the outcome being that the following decisions would be made at the subsequent Committee Meeting:

Vice-Chair to be selected via a committee member vote, and once the person is elected into the post; their committee member post would immediately be dissolved. The remaining new committee members elected at the AGM would then have their names put into a hat, and the first three drawn out would be given two-year posts and the remaining would be one-year posts. Those people elected into one-year posts will need to reapply for position on the committee at the 2012 AGM, where the vacant one-year posts will revert to two-year posts to ensure there is a balance of members up for election each year.

Following tonight’s Committee Meeting, the 2012 WYCC Committee is as follows.

With Kind Regards


Chairman – Richard Cooke – 1 year remaining
Vice-Chair – Ian Johnson – 2 years
Treasurer – Steve Thorley-Lawson – 1 year
Secretary – Adrian O’Meara – 2 years
Member – Andy Walker – 1 year
Member – Peter Dawson – 2 year
Member – Steve Arundale – 2 year
Member – Tony Thompson – 2 year
Member – Paul Atkins – 1 year
Member – Andy Smith – 1 year
Junior Member – Keelan Wilbond – 1 year (Co-opt Position)

River Tees Pictures, Sun 4th Dec

Club members attended an intermediate paddle on the River Tees on the 4th Dec. The day was an overwhelming success and enjoyed by everyone who came along, even the lone swimmer…

Gordon Carey has provided a few pictures from the day. Further pictures can be seen on the club Facebook page.

Album 1

Album 2

A video of Abbey Rapids is viewable on the WYCC YouTube page, being paddled by club members Richard, Paul and Matthew.

Here’s a taster: