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  1. Just a leisurely paddle down a local river. 1. Event co-ordinator: Simon Lerpiniere (07811144461) 2. Trip Leader leader: Simon Lerpiniere 3. Trip type: River 4. Level of ability : Improver (open to all improver and intermediate paddlers) 5. Date: 23/10/2021 6. Venue: TBC Saturday morning by 8am. Likely south Lakes (Lune, Rawthey, Kent, Leven). Will be grade 2/3, but choice of river will depend on attendees. 7. Meet location / time: Meeting at venue at 9:30am. 8. Meet to share lifts at: Arrange your own 9. Anything else: If you've not paddled with me before, I'll be in touch on WhatsApp before the trip. If you're not sure this trip is for you, feel free to drop me a message or phone call. Please read notes re trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ 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. RSVP by latest Friday 7PM please. Attendees will be added to a WhatsApp group for the event. Please check WhatsApp and the calendar to confirm location, suitable river levels, and that the trip is running. Sorry, but no guests.
  2. Just a leisurely paddle down a local river. 1. Event co-ordinator: Simon Lerpiniere (07811144461) 2. Trip Leader leader: Simon Lerpiniere 3. Trip type: River 4. Level of ability : Improver (open to all improver and intermediate paddlers) 5. Date: 16/10/2021 6. Venue: TBC Saturday morning by 8am. Likely south Lakes (Lune, Rawthey, Kent, Leven). Will be grade 2/3, but choice of river will depend on attendees. 7. Meet location / time: Meeting at venue at 9:30am. 8. Meet to share lifts at: Arrange your own 9. Anything else: If you've not paddled with me before, I'll be in touch on WhatsApp before the trip. If you're not sure this trip is for you, feel free to drop me a message or phone call. Please read notes re trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ 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. RSVP by latest Friday 7PM please. Attendees will be added to a WhatsApp group for the event. Please check WhatsApp and the calendar to confirm location, suitable river levels, and that the trip is running. Sorry, but no guests.
  3. Just a leisurely paddle down a local river. 1. Event co-ordinator: Simon Lerpiniere (07811144461) 2. Trip Leader leader: Simon Lerpiniere 3. Trip type: River 4. Level of ability : Improver (open to all improver and intermediate paddlers) 5. Date: 02/10/2021 6. Venue: TBC Saturday morning by 8am. Likely south Lakes (Lune, Rawthey, Kent, Leven). Will be grade 2/3, but choice of river will depend on attendees. 7. Meet location / time: Meeting at venue at 9:30am. 8. Meet to share lifts at: Arrange your own 9. Anything else: If you've not paddled with me before, I'll be in touch on WhatsApp before the trip. If you're not sure this trip is for you, feel free to drop me a message or phone call. Please read notes re trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ 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. RSVP by latest Friday 7PM please. Attendees will be added to a WhatsApp group for the event. Please check WhatsApp and the calendar to confirm location, suitable river levels, and that the trip is running. Sorry, but no guests.
  4. Open to all improver & intermediate paddlers. I'm a club leader, but want to formalise this with British Canoeing, so this is my White Water Kayak Leader BC assessment with Wild River. I'm looking for 3-4 people to be led on a river trip with me leading. It's just me leading with the assessor, so max 6 in total. Trip Leader: Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 1. Trip type : Club Lead 2. Level of ability : Improver (please leave spaces for improvers). 3. Date : 01/11/2021 4. Venue : TBC, by Sunday evening 9pm. Will be grade 2/3. 5. Meet location / time : Probably 9.00am (possibly later, exact time tbc). Likely South Lakes (Leven, Lune or Lower Rawthey), but could be the Eden if nothing else is running. 6. Meet to share lifts at : Arrange own. 7. Weather : Low water and high water options available. Hopefully some rain leading up to the day but not a deluge. Weather should be warming up by April, but please bring warm clothing in case there is some waiting around. 8. Anything else : Running shuttles with mitigation, so please bring your own face covering or organise your own shuttle. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Please RSVP on the calendar by Saturday [early] evening. Please only book if you are definite, as the assessment will have to be cancelled if I don't have enough. Check on WhatsApp Monday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
  5. A trip to the Tryweryn in North Wales. This is a dam release river, and a man made, but natural feeling white water course. You need to book yourself a space on the national White water centre website here https://www.nationalwhitewatercentre.co.uk/. Go to book, then select paddler facility fee. Limited spaces available, so don't leave it until the last minute. I'm driving down first thing and back after. It's a bit of a trek, but worth it. Trip Leader: Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 1. Trip type : Club Led 2. Level of ability : Intermediate. This is a grade 3 river, but a man made course. Some of the rapids are tricky, but nothing particularly scary. 3. Date : 17/07/2021 4. Venue : Tryweryn, upper section. 5. Meet location / time : Meeting at the Tryweryn National White Water centre at 10.00am. 6. Meet to share lifts at : Arrange own. 7. Weather : Good weather forecast. This is a dam release facility, so water won't be a problem. 8. Anything else : Shuttle for boats available, but you need to walk yourself back to the top. Likely we will carry up a few times too, or do our own shuttle. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Please RSVP on the calendar by Friday [early] evening. Check on WhatsApp Saturday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
  6. BE COVID AWARE Organiser : Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 1. Trip type: Sea - Club Led 2. Level of ability : Intermediate, but improvers welcome, just contact me first please 3. Date: 24/04/2021 4. Venue : Roa Island to Piel Island, south Walney, possibly shallows of South America. We'll likely stop on Piel Island for a break. 5. Meet location / time : 9.30am, Roa Island public slipway (https://goo.gl/maps/LtC3yH5ZFuas57aE8). We'll be launching from the public slipway but returning via the ferry jetty. There is on the street parking on Piel Street, by the ferry or park in the free public car as you enter Roa Island (https://goo.gl/maps/Sh9WWkYGwhvS2Y5P9). 6. Meet to share lifts at: No lift share due to Covid-19. 7. Weather : Forecast is for calm, warm weather. We still need to keep an eye on the wind. 8. Anything else : Please bring warm kit. You'll need lunch and a drink. Suggest arriving early to avoid parking issues. Please RSVP on the calendar by early Friday evening. Check on Saturday morning first thing to ensure it's still running before travelling.
  7. I've had to move this trip from the 8th to the 15th. Please check you can still make it if you have signed up. Thanks.
  8. Update: Friday 14th. Sorry, trip is cancelled due to leader being I'll. Update: Wednesday 12th. It looks like we should have some water for once. It's still likely to be low, but we don't need a lot. Location is very dependant on what rain we get over the next couple of days, so keep an eye on WhatsApp for updates please. Open to all improver & intermediate paddlers. These trips are not a series, you don't need to have attended the past one. If you have not paddled on one of my trips before, I'll drop you a line for a chat before the date. The aim of this session will be a simple river trip with opportunity to play on the way down. Trip Leader: Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 1. Trip type : Club Lead 2. Level of ability : Improver (please leave spaces for improvers). One space reserved for an assistant river leader. Please contact me if interested. 3. Date : 15/05/2021 4. Venue : TBC, by Saturday morning 8am. Will be grade 2/3. 5. Meet location / time : 10.00am 6. Meet to share lifts at : No lift share due to Covid-19. 7. Weather : Low water and high water options available. Hopefully some rain leading up to the day but not a deluge. Weather should be warming up by May, but please bring warm clothing in case there is some waiting around. 8. Anything else : Running shuttles with mitigation, so please bring your own face covering or organise your own shuttle. We're usually on the water a while, so there will be a snack break roughly half way down, so please bring snacks and a drink. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Please RSVP on the calendar by Friday [early] evening. Check on WhatsApp Saturday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
  9. Update: 28/04/2021 - Very little water about and very little forecast. I don't expect the rivers to come up enough to paddle. Rather than leaving it to the last minute on the vague hope that a deluge befalls us, I'm going to cancel and give people a chance to plan some dry weather activities instead. Open to all improver & intermediate paddlers. These trips are not a series, you don't need to have attended the past one. If you have not paddled on one of my trips before, I'll drop you a line for a chat before the date. The aim of this session will be picking, and hitting lines. We will be assessing each rapid from the bank, talking about it, choosing a line, trying to hit it, then getting out and trying again. We'll pick a shortish section of river with easy options for retries on the various rapids. You might be aiming for the easiest possible line, or the hardest possible line. We may even pick out some challenges if it's too easy! Trip Leader: Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 1. Trip type : Club Lead 2. Level of ability : Improver (please leave spaces for improvers). One space reserved for an assistant river leader. Please contact me if interested. 3. Date : 01/05/2021 4. Venue : TBC, by Saturday morning 8am. Will be grade 2/3. 5. Meet location / time : 10.00am 6. Meet to share lifts at : No lift share due to Covid-19. 7. Weather : Low water and high water options available. Hopefully some rain leading up to the day but not a deluge. Weather should be warming up by April, but please bring warm clothing in case there is some waiting around. 8. Anything else : Running shuttles with mitigation, so please bring your own face covering or organise your own shuttle. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Please RSVP on the calendar by Friday [early] evening. Check on WhatsApp Saturday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
  10. Update 21/04 - Unfortunately very little water about and none forecast, so this trip is now cancelled. Update 19/04 - Very little water about and no rain forecast for the weekend. There is a chance the forecast changes, so I'll make a decision on Wednesday on whether this trip is still on. If this trip doesn't run, I will likely run an improvers sea kayak trip on the Leven estuary. Open to all improver & intermediate paddlers. These trips are not a series, you don't need to have attended the past one. If you have not paddled on one of my trips before, I'll drop you a line for a chat before the date. Do you know your draw stroke from your stern rudder? Have you perfected your hanging draw ? We fall into the habit of using the stroke that works, without working out why those other strokes don't. We'll look at a variety of strokes on flat water. We'll then take them to a short white water run and see how they feel. If you want to do some reading/watching in advance, check out Eric Jackson (EJ) on YouTube, or his book "Whitewater Paddling: Strokes and concepts" Trip Leader: Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 1. Trip type : Club Lead 2. Level of ability : Improver (please leave spaces for improvers). One space reserved for an assistant river leader. Please contact me if interested. 3. Date : 24/04/2021 4. Venue : TBC, by Saturday morning 8am. Will be grade 2/3. 5. Meet location / time : 10.00am 6. Meet to share lifts at : No lift share due to Covid-19. 7. Weather : Low water and high water options available. Hopefully some rain leading up to the day but not a deluge. Weather should be warming up by April, but please bring warm clothing in case there is some waiting around. 8. Anything else : Running shuttles with mitigation, so please bring your own face covering or organise your own shuttle. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Please RSVP on the calendar by Friday [early] evening. Check on WhatsApp Saturday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
  11. Cancelled due to low water. Open to all improver & intermediate paddlers. These trips are not a series, you don't need to have attended the past one. If you have not paddled on one of my trips before, I'll drop you a line for a chat before the date. The aim of this session will be picking, and hitting lines. We will be assessing each rapid from the bank, talking about it, choosing a line, trying to hit it, then getting out and trying again. We'll pick a shortish section of river with easy options for retries on the various rapids. You might be aiming for the easiest possible line, or the hardest possible line. We may even pick out some challenges if it's too easy! Trip Leader: Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 1. Trip type : Club Lead 2. Level of ability : Improver (please leave spaces for improvers). One space reserved for an assistant river leader. Please contact me if interested. 3. Date : 10/04/2021 4. Venue : TBC, by Saturday morning 8am. Will be grade 2/3. 5. Meet location / time : 10.00am 6. Meet to share lifts at : No lift share due to Covid-19. 7. Weather : Low water and high water options available. Hopefully some rain leading up to the day but not a deluge. Weather should be warming up by April, but please bring warm clothing in case there is some waiting around. 8. Anything else : Running shuttles with mitigation, so please bring your own face covering or organise your own shuttle. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Please RSVP on the calendar by Friday [early] evening. Check on WhatsApp Saturday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
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    This event will be confirmed subject the Covid restrictions being relaxed. From the 29th March it is assume The rule of 6 will once again apply to meeting outdoors - for recreational paddling with friends and family, and for groups of coaching and leader ratios of 1:5. Open to all improver & intermediate paddlers. These trips are not a series, you don't need to have attended the past one. If you have not paddled on one of my trips before, I'll drop you a line for a chat before the date. This will be a simple river trip, on a relatively easy river to get us back into the swing of paddling post-lockdown. Trip Leader: Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 1. Trip type : Club Lead 2. Level of ability : Improver (please leave spaces for improvers). One space reserved for an assistant river leader. Please contact me if interested. 3. Date : 03/04/2021 4. Venue : TBC, by Saturday morning 8am. Will be grade 2/3. 5. Meet location / time : 10.00am 6. Meet to share lifts at : No lift share due to Covid-19. 7. Weather : Low water and high water options available. Hopefully some rain leading up to the day but not a deluge. Weather should be warming up by April, but please bring warm clothing in case there is some waiting around. 8. Anything else : Running shuttles with mitigation, so please bring your own face covering or organise your own shuttle. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Please RSVP on the calendar by Friday [early] evening. Check on WhatsApp Saturday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
  13. SORRY, CANCELLED DUE TO NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS BE COVID AWARE PEER trip Organiser : Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 Open to all improver & intermediate paddlers. These trips are not a series, you don't need to have attended the past one. Background: I'm working towards my white water kayak leader assessment having completed my training last year. This session will be a fairly structured run down a local river with the chance to practice skills. 1. Trip type : River 2. Level of ability : Improver, intermediate paddlers welcome. 3. Date : 02/01/2021 4. Venue : TBC, by Saturday morning 8am. Likely the Kent (if low enough) or the Lune (if high enough). Alternatively maybe a park and play if not much running. 5. Meet location / time : 10.00am 6. Meet to share lifts at : No lift share due to Covid-19. 7. Weather : Due to be cold and dry. Bring warm gear. 8. Anything else : Running shuttles with mitigation, so please bring your own face covering or organise your own shuttle. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Note: this is a peer trip. I am happy to co-ordinate and organise the trip, but we are all responsible for each other on the water. Please RSVP on the calendar by Friday evening. Check on WhatsApp Saturday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
  14. From 2nd December. The rule of 6 will once again apply to meeting outdoors - for recreational paddling with friends and family, and for groups of coaching and leader ratios of 1:5. BE COVID AWARE PEER trip Organiser : Simon Lerpiniere / 07811144461 I never do anything of much interest on boxing day, as especially as the boxing day holiday is on the Monday this year, might as well head out for a paddle to work off that Christmas pud! 1. Trip type : River 2. Level of ability : Intermediate 3. Date : 26/12/2020 (yes, I know, boxing day!) 4. Venue : TBC, by Saturday morning 8am. Grade 3, not too far away, Lower Rawthey, Lune, Leven or similar. 5. Meet location / time : 10.00am 6. Meet to share lifts at : No lift share due to Covid-19. 7. Weather : So long as it's not a drought, there will be something suitable running. Only in very high water will this be postponed. 8. Anything else : Running shuttles with mitigation, so please bring your own face covering or organise your own shuttle. Please make sure you've read the club's (and British Canoeing) guidance regarding kayaking and Covid-19. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Note: this is a peer trip. I am happy to co-ordinate and organise the trip, but we are all responsible for each other on the water. Please RSVP on the calendar by Friday evening. Check on WhatsApp Saturday morning first thing to ensure suitable river levels and the trip is running.
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