Eddielines - Llangollen

Event Details

Eddielines - Llangollen

Time: October 9, 2011 from 7:30am to 7pm
Location: Llangollen, North Wales
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Event Type: river trip, white water, fun, wet
Organized By: Dave
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2011

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Event Description

This is a park and play trip to Mile End Mill on the River Dee.  It's a great place to develop your white water skills and become more confident on the water.

 

Cost?

We'll park at JJ's (just off the A5 in Llangollen).  It will cost is £5 to get on the water, which includes parking and the use of changing rooms/showers.  There is a cafe on site for that pre-paddle caffeine boost, for those that need it!

 

Who Can Come?

We will have to see what the water level is like nearer the time, but I would expect the river to still be quite low which makes it suitable for those for you who are still fairly new to white water.  At the very least you need to be able to capsize with a spray deck on and not afraid of getting wet.  It would be preferable if you have done other rapids/weirs like the Symonds Yat/River Wye.  If you're unsure speak to one of the coaches.

 

You can see the current water level on the EA site:

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/120769.aspx?stationId=4163

 

Clothing

It is likely to be cold, so make sure you have warm clothing and a water proof top.  If you have a wet suit then bring it.

You will need a warm change of clothes for when we get off the water.

 

Club Kit

Kit can be borrowed from the club, but please make sure you book it in advance with Tess.

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Comment by René Tachon on October 8, 2011 at 14:44

I need to borrow a helmet

2bfyhgw0w4i8w Comment by 2bfyhgw0w4i8w on October 6, 2011 at 13:15
I'm quite comfortable with the low brace and have practised that a fair bit in the pool, haven't yet done high braces though. Would I be alright in one of the perception dancers (I know i fit in these) or are the shorter boats better?
Comment by Dave Shepherd on October 6, 2011 at 12:44
It looks like we have enough cars with boat spaces going, we'll sort out who drives on Sunday to avoid taking more cars than we need to.
Simon Grogan; the water levels are fairly low so most of it should be suitable for people new to white water.  I would say that you need to be comfortable manoeuvring the boat on flat water, familiar with your support strokes, and prepared to fall in.
2bfyhgw0w4i8w Comment by 2bfyhgw0w4i8w on October 5, 2011 at 13:29
I've not been out on any of the trips before but should be free Sunday and would be up for coming to this. Would this be a good one to start on or am I better waiting for the next one to Symonds Yat or similar?
Comment by Matthew Booth on October 5, 2011 at 9:22

I only have an inflatable roof rack. It works fine even with 2 boats on it, but if I could share with somebody else that would be better. Has anybody got a spare space in their car and on on their roof rack?

Comment by Dave Shepherd on October 5, 2011 at 9:08

Meet at the club at 7:30, we'll load kit and get away as soon as possible.

If you need to borrow club kit, please add a comment here to say what you need, so we can make sure it's not going to be a problem.

We'll be back in time for the pool session.

Comment by Matthew Booth on September 30, 2011 at 10:20
Preferrably a Dagger GTX, please.
Comment by Dave Shepherd on September 30, 2011 at 10:16
Hi Matthew, no problem.  Which boat do you want to borrow?
Comment by Matthew Booth on September 28, 2011 at 14:38
I spoke to Tess about booking a boat. She said to book through you as she's not going. Could I book a boat, please? ;)
Comment by Dave Shepherd on September 8, 2011 at 8:58
Yes, I think that is you in the picture...

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