Improver to Intermediate River Skills
Event created by Brian Clough
19/10/2022 Wednesday evening
Meet 10:00 at Killington Bridge
We can practice in the eddies just upstream of the bridge
If it rains enough and water levels are suitable we can set up a shuttle and journey down to the confluence with the River Rawthey
The level of ability for these paddling trips is aimed at people who are already consider themselves Improvers and who may wish to progress to an Intermediate standard.
These particular days are for Kayaks only.
I find it really hard not too be welcome anybody onto any trip, but on occasion when advanced paddlers attend these trips, people for whom these trips are intended are unable to attend.
British Canoeing Moderate Water remit specifies one leader to a maximum number of four participants.
The rivers I have in mind would not exceed British Canoeing remit for Moderate Water -Grade 2(3)
1. Event coordinator: Brian Clough
2. Trip Leader: Brian Clough
3. Trip type: River
4. Level of Ability: Intermediate - At the upper end of the British Canoeing remit for Moderate Water ie. Grade 2 (3)
5. Date: 20/10/2022
6. Venue/Meet/Share Lifts: Will meet at 10:00
7. Anything else:
Bring a Picnic and a Warm Flask for a stop along the way.
Please read notes regarding river trips here …….
I am happy to co-ordinate and lead the trip. However, as we will be a team, we are jointly responsible for each other’s safety on the water.
Please ensure you carry the correct kit for the trip you are attending. We can discuss any questions about the kit required and/or alternatively…….
There is a link at the bottom of the page for Kit. There are other useful links, all of which are recommended reading.
Could I emphasize ......
Dry suits only - in summer it might be possible to manage without a dry suit, but in winter an early dip has more severe consequences for the individual concerned and the rest of the group.
Kayak specific helmets with protection over temples and ears must be worn on theses trips. Something like a Sweet Rocker as oppose to a Sweet Strutter - over brands are available
Details can be found here…….
The club does have a number of kayak specific helmets available for hire
Could I also draw your attention to …….
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