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Duathalon results

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Added by Andrew Smithson on January 15, 2017 at 18:33 — No Comments

regret

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of the clubs secretary from the 70's and my friend & Canoeing partner for many years David Olerenshaw. Sadly missed by his family & friends. Terry& Janet Nelmes. X

Added by Terence Nelmes on February 11, 2016 at 11:29 — No Comments

DoggyPaddle 10th July 2016

Don't forget to keep the 10th July 2016 free, so you can help with the clubs annual DoggyPaddle event.

Added by Brian Nicholson on January 27, 2016 at 17:34 — No Comments

What to take on a white water paddling trip

I thought I'd write out a quick guide on what to bring with you on an RLSCC white water kayaking trip if you're new to the whole thing. If you think I've missed anything let me know, and if you disagree with any parts of it feel free to try to change my mind. Just don't hit me.

Boat

An obvious one to start with but still worth a mention. If you're borrowing a club boat it should be one you've used before and are comfortable in. Before you set off from…

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Added by Jonathan "PK" Pickett on January 9, 2016 at 1:00 — No Comments

Junior European Championships September 2015

Congratulations to Will on being selected by GB to race at the Championships in September.

 

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Added by Andrew Smithson on July 10, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Doggy Paddle a geat success

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the 2015 DoggyPaddle a resounding success.

Added by Brian Nicholson on May 18, 2015 at 7:29 — No Comments

Duathalon results 2014

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Added by Andrew Smithson on January 15, 2015 at 16:42 — No Comments

Congatulations to you all

We are very sorry we cannot be with you on this special day we are helping our son move in Hertfordshire. We have a lot of happy memories of RLSCC. And made a lot of friends. Have a lovely day and hope the weather stops dry for you. Love from Janet & Terry Nelmes

Added by Terence Nelmes on August 8, 2014 at 10:29 — 1 Comment

RLSCC Hasler 2014 provisional results

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Added by Andrew Smithson on March 31, 2014 at 20:45 — No Comments

RLSCC Hasler 2014

Big thanks to all for a very successful Hasler.

 

Great racing by all the regional clubs; special mention to Banbury (out of region) who turned up in force - great to see you all here.

 

RLSCC topped the club point leader board and for that we have to thank the efforts of the Recreational section whose contribution to the points total took us from fourth to first (Tess, Janet and Brian welcome to the dark side!).  Big thanks also for the support…

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Added by Andrew Smithson on March 30, 2014 at 17:47 — No Comments

Sea Kayaking Pembrokeshire Coastline – Mayberry Kayaking

Sea Kayaking Pembrokeshire Coastline – Mayberry Kayaking

The tour will be in an amazing area of the Pembrokeshire Coast you will see the Witches Cauldron, Needle Rock, Cathedral Cave and the Blue Lagoon.

Sea kayaking brings benefits to your other paddle sport activities.  In particular it improves your balance, your boat awareness and your forward paddling as well as strengthening your core.

The group package includes 3 days sea kayaking, shuttles to and from the start…

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Added by Dawn Mussell on February 27, 2014 at 16:45 — 2 Comments

Canoe England January 2014 Club Mailing

 

January 2014’s Club Mailing



Hello & welcome to your new look Canoe England Club Mailing for January. From now on, you’ll receive this mailing bi-monthly via email. Please…

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Added by Dawn Mussell on January 20, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Sennybridge Supermarket Shuffle - Usk Trip, January 2014

With the festive season came the rain; long awaited, we welcomed it at first. At last there would be water in the rivers. Then it became clear that after having how to rain for so many weeks it had also forgotten how to stop. When John Spooner posted his picture of the Usk out of its banks the week before the trip we began to question whether an advertised “WW novice suitable” trip was going to be on at all. The Upper Usk has a very short catchment. It rises quickly and falls just as fast.…

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Added by Tessa Lukehurst on January 5, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

RLSCC race circa 1957

 

J Anthony R Hartley, a former member of the club, has kindly converted a short video made by his father of a river race held at the club. It is believed that the film was made around 1957. 

 

This is a fantastic piece of…

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Added by RLSCC on November 20, 2013 at 11:29 — 1 Comment

RLSCC Awarded £10,000 Grant by Sport England

Earlier this year we put together a project to increase the involvement of older teenagers and young adults in the sport.

We identified that having the right equipment for people to progress in the sport was a problem for us so we built a proposal based around providing that equipment for both racing and recreational activity. Earlier this week we discovered that we have been successful. 

We have already identified the kit we need so expect to see it arriving in the…

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Added by Tessa Lukehurst on November 8, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

19th October kayak surfing at Porthcawl cancelled

sorry guys, I cancelled this as a) not much interest 2) the forecast has got worse, according to magicseaweed, with confused seas being advertised when I planned on going. Never seen this before. What with higher winds, confused seas, and low tides, there is too much wrong to risk going all the way there. Brian

Added by Brian Nicholson on October 18, 2013 at 15:43 — No Comments

National Championships

Well done to all the paddlers for a great weekend - the club goes from strength to strength.

 

Two National Champions:

 

Under 12 Lightning men - Timothy Dowden

 

Under 10 Lightning women - Emma Smithson

 

Many great results, that will be published when the formal results are out, with paddlers racing in the lower end of the age groups. 

Added by Andrew Smithson on August 27, 2013 at 12:17 — No Comments

Poole Harbour Race

An invitation from PHCC to the “Poole Harbour Race” on Sunday  22nd  Sept starting from a sandy beach on the edge of the harbour, sunshine and food included.

Any boat K1, K2, Ski, Sea kayak (classic and racing), Wavehopper, WWR or General purpose. 

The harbour race is a set of three races of 4, 8 and 15 miles around the harbour.

The two longer courses both go round Brownsea Island. The short course runs along the shore.

All ages and ability…

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Added by Brian Nicholson on August 14, 2013 at 8:24 — No Comments

Intro to moving water session @ Stratford Weir

We decided to mix up a Tuesday night by taking some of our improvers over to Stratford Weir to meet some moving water. The level on the EA gauge at Lucy's Mill was 0.53m, which is low, and almost perfect conditions for this session.

First up was a session on manual handling, as it's a good 5 minutes walk with boats from the Greenway car park to the river!

Having left the club at 7:15, we got on the water at about 8pm. Apparently Tuesday is also SOAK's night, and initially the…

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Added by Matthew Booth on July 16, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

Throw lines at the ready @ Symonds Yat

After loading the canoes quickly on two cars and everyone remarking how speedy we had been with hardly any faffing, we set off.  Well one car set off………… we knew it was too good to be true.  Dawn decided some faffing was required and adjusted the roof rack on her car.  Naturally the other car decided to leave them to it and hopefully see them at Symonds Yat.  A couple of sensible people decided to make their own way and meet us there.

Once all kitted up, we launched on to the river…

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Added by Janet Harris on June 30, 2013 at 21:59 — No Comments

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