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  1. 1. Event co-ordinator Mike H 2. Trip Leader leader Mike H 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : improver / intermediate 5. Date: Sunday 10th October 6. Venue : Mint weir at Kendal Rugby Club 7. Meet location / time : 9.15 a.m. 8. Meet to share lifts at: no need 9. Anything else: will do a skills session aimed at improving efficient use of strokes. Introduction to stoppers. Dependent upon those attending we may run a short section of the Mint after the skills input Please read notes re river 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 9p.m. Saturday evening
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    1. Event co-ordinator Mike H 2. Trip Leader leader Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : improver or better 5. Date: Saturday 13th Nov to 20th Nov 6. Venue : Strath Don 7. Meet location / time : At accommodation details on WhatsApp group. 8. Meet to share lifts at: n/a 9. Anything else: RSVP only after you have secured a place by paying your share of accommodation fee. If you are interested in joining this trip contact Mike H max 8 spaces. Kayaks or open boats ok Aim to paddle sections of grade 2 rivers in NE Scotland- likely to be Don and Deveron. Please read notes re river trips here: https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trips/ Make sure you have appropriate equipment an scooting for the time of year. 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.
  3. 3 sessions on basic sea kayak navigation lead by Andy Murphy 1. Thursday Nov 4th 2. Thursday Dec 2nd 3. Thursday January 13th Attendees must be able to do all 3 sessions for purposes of progression. Location Kendal Rugby Club. Cost £10 to cover room hire. Full details and RSVP will be open in October when Andy can add information.
  4. 3 sessions on basic sea kayak navigation lead by Andy Murphy 1. Thursday Nov 4th 2. Thursday Dec 2nd 3. Thursday January 13th Attendees must be able to do all 3 sessions for purposes of progression. Location Kendal Rugby Club. Cost £10 to cover room hire. Full details and RSVP will be open in October when Andy can add information.
  5. Two paddles gets you to great places LCC Members A biopic/films of some open boating expeditions, Mongolia, Northen Sweden and Canada. LCC members free, guests welcome, suggested donation £5. 19.00 Wednesday March 23rd Venue KURFC https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?x=352315&y=494499&z=120&sv=352315,494499&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map&searchp=ids&dn=619&ax=352315&ay=494499&lm=0 Free parking and bar available. Lecture followed by a social chat, maybe make plans for future trips. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Guests pleas e-mail LCC here lakelandcanoeclub@gmail.com to let us know you are coming
  6. Making and developing world class artificial whitewater. Th rivers of Northern Scotland LCC Members A biopic/films of some rarely paddled rivers north of Inverness. LCC members free, guests welcome, suggested donation £5. 19.00 Wednesday February 23rd Venue KURFC https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?x=352315&y=494499&z=120&sv=352315,494499&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map&searchp=ids&dn=619&ax=352315&ay=494499&lm=0 Free parking and bar available. Lecture followed by a social chat, maybe make plans for future trips. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Guests pleas e-mail LCC here lakelandcanoeclub@gmail.com to let us know you are coming
  7. "Small beginnings to big drops” and into the Scorch. Dave Fussilli Pyranha sponsored paddler US based Dave Fusilli, Demshitz founder, big waterfall paddler, and kayak designer, shares his experiences and inspiration. Dave will chat with us via Zoom. LCC members free, Guest welcome, suggested donation £5. 19.00 Wednesday Dec 22nd Venue KURFC https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?x=352315&y=494499&z=120&sv=352315,494499&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map&searchp=ids&dn=619&ax=352315&ay=494499&lm=0 Xmas social after the talk. Free parking and bar available. Lecture followed by a social chat, maybe make plans for future trips. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Guests pleas e-mail LCC here lakelandcanoeclub@gmail.com to let us know you are coming Dave says he would like Q&A as part of the talk so his bio is here. Send you Questions to Mike Hayward Dave Fusilli is a Pyranha sponsored paddler. As part of his session he has requested Q&A about his experiences. Here is his Bio. Please send your question to Mike Hayward asap. - I have basically been a sponsored Pyranha Paddler/Team Manager and now west coast Rep/shipping and receiving for 14 years. I helped start the fun loving brand called demshitz. A big accomplishment there was one of our hand signs, the Brown claw went worldwide. There was even a paddler that threw the brow claw after his slalom run in the Olympics.... I'm pretty sure he placed as well. Demshitz had several big branding partnerships. There was a Werner Demshitz Paddle, Shred Ready Demshitz Helmet, Immersion Research Demshitz Shorts, and this one tops them all because I'm damn sure no other kayak crew had a Beer, but yes Bonfire Brewing made a Demshitz Brown Ale. The Demshitz brand is still alive, but needs a little love at the moment. The days of living in a van have passed most of us. I spent 8 Years traveling around the US in the Pyranha van competing and visiting dealers. We did 3 trips to Chile, paddled in Ecuador, Austria, Uganda, all over Canada. I think it was 2016 I made the US freestyle team and competed at Worlds on the Ottawa. I have been posting media and making youtube and instagram video's this entire time as well. You can look back and find videos of demshitz from 07-08. I still have a strong presence as far as social media goes. It's funny to me because when I was traveling in the van, going from event to event, town to town for all those years people recognized me, but not as much as now. Now I have an actual home, with water, a roof... all this nice stuff so I'm in one spot more. Now I get more people that know me more than ever. It's funny how the world is connected these days. What else.... I think demshitz helped to open up the big waterfall game. I still feel this way..we always said Demshitz is everyone. We are all demshitz . That's because we didn't want to be some exclusive kayak crew. We paddled with anyone and everyone and paddlers could feel that love. I think this is why it became so popular. Kayaking is fun and that's all there is to it. That being said, that is exactly how I am. I was a raft guide in Pennsylvania reading Magazines and watching kayak videos... just dreaming of going to these places. I had no idea how I would afford to go to the west coast or get up to Skookumchuck to surf this amazing wave. Well one day, I feel only because I worked hard, I was given the keys to the Pyranha Van back in 2007 and was told to go stir it up out there. That is my overall greatest accomplishment. Kayaking is all about seeing new places and that has and will always be my main focus for this sport. I don't have crazy accomplishments other than I'm realllllly good at having fun and spreading that vibe. Fast forward a bit, I now live in White Salmon, working for Pyranha and this year I was given the opportunity to make my dream kayak! Each year at Pyranha, about this time of the year, we start chatting about what boat we will design next. Well for the last 4ish years I have kept saying... "how about a 10 foot creek boat with tons of rocker" This year the squeaky got his turn! I helped design the Scorch, but the Scorch X I had the final say on each inch of that boat. From bow to stern, all the deck lines .. you name it. This kayak will change what is run in a kayak and how fast. My focus was a really fun and dry ride. I knew it would be fast, but I didn't care about fast. Basically, it came down to this, I wanted more rocker in a kayak. My favorite thing in a kayak these days is planning out from a drop or skipping over a feature. I knew if a 9 foot boat had the amount of rocker that I wanted it just would not perform. I was thinking of all these old heads that ran tons of hard whitewater in 10 foot boats and I just knew that was the way. I also knew that with the rocker that I wanted on the Scorch X the boat would paddle or turn like a much shorter kayak. This year my dreams came true and the Scorch X was born!!!!!! Thanks sooooooo much Pyranha!
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  9. Trip confirm ed as going ahead.expect winds up to force 3. Morecambe to Arnside 1. Event co-ordinator Mike H 2. Trip Leader leader Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: Sea 4. Level of ability : improver or better, some experience of extended paddling 2hr+ required 5. Date: Friday 17th September 6. Venue : Sea kayak Morecambe to Arnside 7. Meet: Arnside at 15.00 p.m. then shuttle to Morecambe https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?x=345757&y=478971&z=115&sv=345757,478971&st=4&ar=Y,y&mapp=map&searchp=ids&dn=624&ax=345757&ay=478971&lm=0 Not meeting on Promenade as usual as parking likely to be full, so use car park by railway viaduct 9. Anything else: High Water is at 21.49 and height 8.30m so aim to paddle from Morecambe low water at 16.18. Aim to follow filling river channel on incoming tide. Sea kayaks only. This is an exposed open crossing. So come prepared. Highly weather dependent. Wind looking good. https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/bolton_le_sands 18km to Arnside all tide assisted. Paddle should be 2-3 hours. Bring wheels as we will need to cross sands at Morecambe to reach the channel. No bore wave expected 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 at least 2 days before the event
  10. 19.00 LCC Film night video competition. Martin Powell LCC members share their creative inclinations Following from our previous successful photographic for 2021 we are going for something slightly different. Have you a few pictures that tell a paddling story, or maybe you can make your trip photos into a slideshow? Have a video clip that might tell a tale or edit a few clips together. There are two classes of Video in the competition. Short Film (maximum length 5 minutes) Video Clips ( from 15s up to an absolute maximum of 2 min) You can submit any format of Video, but try to keep to the commonly used formats (MP4, Quicktime or AVCHD). We cannot guarantee being able to play your clip, if you stray from these formats. You can submit one short film, per person and up to three video clips. Entries should be sent to mjpowell@f2s.com, using the online facility Transferxl (www.transferxl.com). It is straight forward and allows large files to be sent and received. Entries should be submitted between October 25th and November 5th 2021, only. Not before. Selected entries will be played and judged at a special LCC Meeting on November 24th, at the Kendal Rugby Club. LCC members free, Guest welcome, suggested donation £5. Venue KURFC https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?x=352315&y=494499&z=120&sv=352315,494499&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map&searchp=ids&dn=619&ax=352315&ay=494499&lm=0 Free parking and bar available. Lecture followed by a social chat, maybe make plans for future trips. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Guests pleas e-mail LCC here lakelandcanoeclub@gmail.com to let us know you are coming
  11. “LE-Jo’G 2019” Andy Murphy “A continuous, self-supported sea-kayak journey from Land’s End to John o’ Groats along the W and N coastlines of Britain." LCC members free, Guest welcome, suggested donation £5. 19.00 Wednesday Oct 27th Venue KURFC https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?x=352315&y=494499&z=120&sv=352315,494499&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map&searchp=ids&dn=619&ax=352315&ay=494499&lm=0 Free parking and bar available. Lecture followed by a social chat, maybe make plans for future trips. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Guests pleas e-mail LCC here lakelandcanoeclub@gmail.com to let us know you are coming.
  12. Making and developing world class artificial whitewater. Andy Laird The story of a Cumbrian Whitewater Obstacle system - ‘RapidBlocs'. Andy is the lead designer of many artificial white water courses. Come along and be fascinated by his story. LCC members free, Guest welcome, suggested donation £5. 19.00 Wednesday Sept 22nd Venue KURFC https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map?x=352315&y=494499&z=120&sv=352315,494499&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map&searchp=ids&dn=619&ax=352315&ay=494499&lm=0 Free parking and bar available. Lecture followed by a social chat, maybe make plans for future trips. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Guests pleas e-mail LCC here lakelandcanoeclub@gmail.com to let us know you are coming
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    Official trip 1. Event co-ordinator: Mike Hayward 2. Trip Leader leader: Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : Improver or better - open canoe / river kayak should be able to self guide down grade 2+ rapids. 5. Date: Sunday 3rd October to Monday 4th October ( Possible extension to 5th if water is sufficient) 6. Venue : TBC ( See below) 7. Meet location / time : TBC 8. Meet to share lifts at: TBC 9. Anything else: Both will require early morning meet at river 0830 or stay nearby the previous night TBC. Possibilities all dependent upon river levels: a) River Ayr 2 days with camping on river bank.( near road). Possible to take kit in canoes / kayaks or do a shuttle. River is grade 2 with a couple of portages around weirs. b) River Teviot 2 days with camping on river bank. Take kit in canoes / kayaks. River is grade 2. Please read notes re river 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. RSVP at least 6 days before the event RSVP limit may change depending on open canoe doubles.
  14. Club Lead trip 1. Event co-ordinator Mike Hayward 2. Trip Leader leader Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : improver+ 5. Date: Sunday 22nd August ( If sufficient rain falls) 6. Venue : TBC Sunday morning 7. Meet location / time : 9.30 a.m. 8. Meet to share lifts at: tbc 9. Anything else: Some rain forecast Saturday evening/ Sunday morning. Trip will only go ahead if sufficient rain falls and a suitable river is flowing. A chance to get back on the water for improver river paddlers with basic river skills, who wish to progress to more advanced trips. Please can more experienced river runners not RSVP until late Saturday evening to allow space for others Please read notes re river 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 please No guests
  15. 1500 Mint to Kent confluence is scrape in places. Kent is low, just passable. Event confirmed if you choose not to attend please remove RSVP. Otherwise see you at rugby club at 1600 or before. Some overnight rain , at 0900 Kent is low but paddleable. No more rain forecast. if water stays similar we are good to go. Will update again at 15.00. Club Lead trip 1. Event co-ordinator Mike Hayward 2. Trip Leader leader Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : improver or better kayak or open canoe 5. Date: Monday 9th August 6. Venue : Kendal Rugby Club 7. Meet location / time : 16.00 8. Meet to share lifts at: will sort shuttle out from Rugby club 9. Anything else: Trip will take about 1.5 hours from rugby club through town to scroggs Weir, and involve some grade 2 rapids and one portage of a weir in town.The trip will only be possible if the river level stays sufficiently high TBC here Monday morning at 9.15 a.m. Please read notes re river 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 at least the evening before. Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only.
  16. EVENT confirmed meet at 9.15 with appropriate clothing. Bring coffee and snack if you require them. Any others just turn up. Club Lead / Official trip 1. Event co-ordinator Mike Hayward 2. Trip Leader leader Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: River - Park and play 4. Level of ability : Beginner / improver 5. Date: Monday 9th August Morning only, Finish by noon. 6. Venue : Kendal Rugby Club 7. Meet location / time : 9.15 until noon, Morning only 8. Meet to share lifts at: not needed 9. Anything else: we will be covering the basic river skills and some WWSR skills. Please read notes here https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/trip-co-ordinators/2/ Ensure you carry the correct kit for the event. If you don't have your own kit, club boats at venue, check with John Speakman if they're available. Need at least 2 to make session worthwhile. Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only.
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    George you will have to arrange with John Speakman for this. You may need to pick it up.
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    Be covid aware BE COVID AWARE Club Lead trip 1. Event co-ordinator Mike Hayward 2. Trip Leader leader Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: sea 4. Level of ability : intermediate or better 5. Date: Friday 2nd July to Saturday 3rd July 6. Venue : Day 1 Kirkcolm to Port Patrick. 33km Day 2 Monreith to Isle oF Whithorn 15km 7. Meet location / time : TBC 8. Anything else: day 1 Will early start 7 a.m. From Kendal area to set shuttle and then paddle and wild camp. day 2 Complete trip to Port Patrick and then move to Monteith for afternoon paddle. Return home after paddling. weather here https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/kirkcolm_stranraer Please read notes re sea 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 at least 1 day before event
  19. Park at end of promenade. Where road ends. Get on there.
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    TRIP IS CANCELLED. WATER LEVELS TOO LOW AND NO RAIN FORECAST. Reschedule for September. BE COVID AWARE Official trip 1. Event co-ordinator: Mike Hayward 2. Trip Leader leader: Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : Improver or better - open canoe / river kayak should be able to self guide down grade 2+ rapids. 5. Date: Sunday 29th to Monday 30th 6. Venue : TBC ( See below) 7. Meet location / time : Thursday 26th evening TBC 8. Meet to share lifts at: TBC 9. Anything else: Possibilities all dependent upon river levels: a) River Ayr 2 days with camping on river bank.( near road). Possible to take kit in canoes / kayaks or do a shuttle. River is grade 2 with a couple of portages around weirs. b) River Annan 2 days with camping on river bank. Possible to take kit in canoes / kayaks or do a shuttle. River is grade 2 with a couple of portages around weirs. c) River Teviot 2 days with camping on river bank. Take kit in canoes / kayaks. RIver is grade 2. Please read notes re river 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. RSVP at least 6 days before the event RSVP limit may change depending on open canoe doubles.
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    TRIP IS CANCELLED. WATER LEVELS TOO LOW AND NO RAIN FORECAST. Reschedule for September. BE COVID AWARE Official trip 1. Event co-ordinator: Mike Hayward 2. Trip Leader leader: Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : Improver or better - open canoe / river kayak Should be able to self guide down grade 2+ rapids. 5. Date: Friday 27th to Saturday 28th 6. Venue : TBC ( See below) 7. Meet location / time : Thursday 26th evening TBC 8. Meet to share lifts at: TBC 9. Anything else: Possibilities all dependent upon river levels: a) River Ayr 2 days with camping on river bank.( near road). Possible to take kit in canoes / kayaks or do a shuttle. River is grade 2/3 with a couple of portages around weirs. b) River Annan 2 days with camping on river bank. Possible to take kit in canoes / kayaks or do a shuttle. River is grade 2 with a couple of portages around weirs. c) River Teviot 2 days with camping on river bank. Take kit in canoes / kayaks. River is grade 2. Please read notes re river 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. RSVP at least 6 days before the event RSVP limit may change depending on open canoe doubles.
  22. Cancelled due to lack of interest. BE COVID AWARE Official trip 1. Event co-ordinator: Mike Hayward 2. Trip Leader leader: Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : beginner /or improver 5. Date: Tuesday 22nd June 5p.m. to 8p.m. 6. Venue : Kendal Rugby Club park and paddle 7. Meet location / time : 5p.m. If you cannot make 5 p.m. come along later when you can. 8. Meet to share lifts at: not needed 9. Anything else: Session time date those new to river kayaking or improvers who wish to improve their technique. at least 3 needs for session. Please read notes re river 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. Club kit is available at the location. ( fee may be waived) With water levels low the location has limited space so max of 5. Moving water is slow and narrow, but enough to help. RSVP at least 1 day before the event Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only.
  23. One guest Deyna Hirst added to trip list.
  24. Monday 6p.m. This event cancelled due to insufficient attendees. BE COVID AWARE Official event WWSR practice. We can practice any of the WWSR skills 1-5 listed on the webpage here https://lakelandcanoeclub.wordpress.com/whitewater-safety/4/ 1. Event co-ordinator Mike Hayward 2. Leader leader Mike Hayward 3. Trip type: river 4. Level of ability : any - if you wish to become more aware of, or practice the basic WWSR skills (However please note this is a WWSR rescue session not a playing on the weir in kayak session) 5. Date: Tuesday 25th May 5.30 to 8.30 6. Venue : Kendal Rugby Club by the weir 7. Meet location / time : Session will run form 5.30. come for an hour or two often whole session. 8. Meet to share lifts at: No lift share needed. 9. Anything else: The session will run from 5.30 to 8.30 Please RSVP and turn up within this time slot. We will be considering and practicing the skills needed to be a 'safer river paddler' The list of skills is below. when you arrive please have an idea which of these skills you would like to be introduced to or practice. There will be a need to swim to practice some of these skills so come dressed appropriately and have plenty of warm clothes for afterwards. Bring your own kayak and kit or use club kit for free for this session. Exit form kayak in event of capsize. Swim to shore with kayak and paddle. Know how to be rescued by a throwline. I know when to do active and passive swimming. I can do a swimming self rescue using a paddle to help. I can do and kayak to swimmer rescue as swimmer or rescuer. I can do shouting rescue. I can do reaching rescue. I can do throw line rescue. I can do a shallow water wading rescue. I can recover a floating kayak and paddle. I can assist another when recovering a floating kayak and paddle. I know how to position a kayak for rescues. I know how to protect rapids. I can do eskimo rescues as rescuer and rescue. I am happy to co-ordinate and lead the event. 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 at least 2 days before the event Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to event only.
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