Washburn 2016 rafting weekend is fast approaching and will be here the weekend of 4/5th June.
This annual event is run by our club each year and attracts a large number of club members as well as members of the public.
Poster available for download HERE
The event requires a large amount of organisation over the weekend and offers of help will be greatly appreciated – please see a member of the committee if you are planning to be there one of the days and can lend a hand for a couple of hours.
The water levels during the event will be high and not suitable for novice kayaker’s however anyone can come and try out the rafting as long as they are a competent swimmer.
We have rafting equipment including several rafts, a limited amount of wetsuits, cags, buoyancy aids and helmets, you will however require suitable footwear – trainers/pumps or wetsuit shoes, Wellington boots are not suitable and will not be permitted.
For further information please contact Peter by phone/email, send a message via Facebook or leave a message on the contact form below:
As the sun shines down on the first session of our 2 star course the Guinea pigs – sorry pupils listen on eagerly to see what awaits them.
A big thanks the Mike for running the course, hope you all enjoyed the first session.
So the first Pugney’s session is almost here and the weather is going to be shall we say not good but hey, lets get down there and get some paddling in.
Just a few last minute reminders of some old and new procedures, rules and regulations:
- Buy parking ticket from machine and display in car – parking is not under our control.
- Visit our green container and speak with Mark to organise your swipe card – you should have already filled in the form below, if not then you will need to complete tomorrow.
- If you intend to paddle you MUST get Pugney’s reception to swipe you IN – this means you will be logged on the water.
- Back to the container and sign in, pay and leave emergency contact number – under 16s MUST be signed in by an adult.
- Get kitted up and ready to paddle – do not enter the water until authorised to do so.
- Have fun 🙂
- At the end of the session please ensure all boats are emptied and kit is returned to the correct place in the container.
- Before leaving please ensure you swipe out at reception.
Anyone wishing to paddle MUST be able to confidently swim at least 50 metres and ALL under 18s MUST wear a helmet although we encourage all participants to wear helmets.
Emma is planning a Sunday paddle session at the Tees Barrage on 17/04/16 Arriving at the Tee’s Barrage White Water course at 12pm
The postcode is – TS18 2QW
If you haven’t been before you will need to fill in some forms at the office and if you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian to sign you in.
It’s a great venue for anybody who is paddling grade 3 White Water and you are welcome to come along if at this standard.
The course is not for the faint hearted or inexperienced paddlers but even if not paddling it is worth going up to watch and learn.
Fetch some pennies, its £8 for the day and there is a café to get some grub when we have finished 😉
If you can let Emma know if you intend to come along by email Here then we can keep an eye out for you.
Please note you MUST contact Emma if you wish to participate – Emma will have the final say regarding your ability to paddle.
We are looking at resurrecting the club clothing order this season, I have a few requested items from people from last year but we really need a few more orders to make it feasible.
If you are interested in any club branded clothing please see website below:
If you have a browse over the website and pick out any items you are interested in – they can embroider or print our logo onto almost any item they sell.
Make a note of the item code, price, size and colour required along with what you would like printed etc. and email here or fill in the contact form below, any questions just leave a note below or on Facebook etc.
Our 2016 season begins Saturday 16th March, this season we plan to run several different types of sessions over the coming weeks, these will include a 2 star course, Paddlesport course, and maybe some safety sessions along with fun sessions, local river sessions and maybe some off site trips to the likes of Linton Locks as we did last year.
We would also like to give you guys the opportunity to post suggestions as to what you would like in the sessions this year so please feel free to comment below or on Facebook or Twitter or email; email@example.com and we will try to incorporate your suggestions.