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Nelly
Creeker


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 102
Location: Churchill

Post Biblins, September 15th 16th 17th. Reply with quote
Hi Everyone,

Biblins is booked for the 15th 16th 17th of September 2017

For those of you who have not been before this is one of the club's main training events and a well attended social event. Depending on interest we can run Paddle Power, 1*, 2*, 3* and improver's training in kayaks and open boats to cover the BCU syllabus. 1* courses can include assessment and there will be the opportunity for those who have done some 2* training before to do a BCU 2* assessment (includes open boat and kayak skills). We camp at the youth site by the Wye and evenings are spent socialising around a camp fire.

It would be useful to check the http://sacc.co.uk/HTML/CourseStructure.html on the website to check which level course you would benefit from. Don't forget your logbooks, these can be printed and filled out during the weekend to record your progress.

PLEASE let us know which courses you are interested in by posting on the forum or e-mailing Neil (jai.palmer@hotmail.co.uk), when responding. Please email colin if your require boat hire at c.southcombe@hotmail.co.uk.

We also need to know who is available to coach and help on courses!

Biblins costs (Last years - might be slightly different this year.):
camping £3.50 per child, £6.00 per adult per night (includes launching)
day rate £3.50 per person (includes launching)
extended use £1.50 per person to use facilities after noon (on last day)
car parking £2.00 per vehicle per day
launching fee £1.50 per boat (youth cost)

SACC costs:
Training courses £10.00 per person per day.
Boat hire £5 - Either the open boat trailer or kayak trailer can be brought depending on which boats are needed.

Campsite Additional Information
Additional information can be found by looking at the Biblins website here: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/biblins

PLEASE NOTE - NO CARAVANS, CAMPERVANS OR ALCOHOL (same as in previous years)

For those of you arriving on Saturday morning could you please be ready to meet at 9.00 so if you want to put tents up before paddling then you need to arrive earlier. I expect most of us will arrive Friday afternoon / evening

I am hoping that several of you are now ready for the BCU 2* assessment, please follow the links on the sacc website to check the syllabus to make sure you know what the 2* award covers in both a kayak and open boat. Let me know if you think you are ready for assessment. Of course it's all down to river levels and the flow rate.

Please car share if possible as the warden does not like too many cars on the site. Also remember it is a youth site so we must not be seen drinking alcohol and leaving any evidence - keep any bottles and cans well hidden in your tent / vehicle and take home the empties.

Just so everyone is aware we are on pitch 9 & 10 which is near the end of the site following the track left from the main gate.

Please can everyone also remember to ensure they close the gates, keep your speed down and not park on the grass.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Cheers

Neil
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:58 pm View user's profile Send private message
woody
Creeker


Joined: 25 Jan 2010
Posts: 100
Location: Weston S Mare

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Hi
Intending to be there
I'm interested in doing 2star if you think Iam up to it

Cheers Dave
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:24 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
MattH
River Runner


Joined: 30 Aug 2016
Posts: 58

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I’ll be there.

Leg permitting hope to focus on WW stuff. Would hope I’m ready for 2* assessment if that is happening too (kayak at least).

Matt
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:16 pm View user's profile Send private message
LauraF
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Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 106
Location: Bristol

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I'll be there, arriving on the Friday - but I have to leave on the Sunday morning, so I'll only be paddling on the Saturday this time. I'd like to get some practice on the Yat in kayak and/or open boat.

Cheers,
Laura
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:24 am View user's profile Send private message
Rona + Daisy
Boater


Joined: 01 Nov 2013
Posts: 25

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Hi,
Daisy and I to paddle, hopefully Will too.
Cheers, Rona
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:04 pm View user's profile Send private message
James
Chairman


Joined: 15 Jun 2010
Posts: 308

Post Reply with quote
Me and Hazel will be there.

Matt - The new 2* is equal skill level in Kayak and Canoe, so best book yourself on to a Canoe training for the weekend! Smile
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:35 pm View user's profile Send private message
Nelly
Creeker


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 102
Location: Churchill

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On the list for Biblins is,

Dave
Matt
Laura
Rona
Daisy
Will
James
Hazel
Neil
James
Steve
Lawrence
David
Jess
Steve H
Helen
Craig
Debs
Ciaran
Meg
Cam
Caroline
Jake
Louie
Ann
Henry


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Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:17 pm View user's profile Send private message
Steve Hawkings
Creeker


Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 100
Location: WSM

Post Reply with quote
I'll be coming - should hopefully be there Friday night.

I am happy to help out.

Steve
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:45 pm View user's profile Send private message
Helen W
River Runner


Joined: 12 Feb 2008
Posts: 98

Post Reply with quote
I'll be there and possibly Rob,

Helen
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:24 pm View user's profile Send private message
Nelly
Creeker


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 102
Location: Churchill

Post Boat Hire Reply with quote
I will be at the boat barn on Thursday evening at 5.30. If anyone needs anything come on down and collect.
Cheers Neil
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:55 am View user's profile Send private message
craig and debs
Boater


Joined: 08 Nov 2011
Posts: 50
Location: long ashton

Post biblins Reply with quote
debs and I will be there hopefully Friday night hope to practice on the yat
craig
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:22 pm View user's profile Send private message
snooky
Boater


Joined: 02 Apr 2007
Posts: 26
Location: Up the 'ill

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Hi,
Me, Meg and Cam "Should" be there, just Cam to Paddle, and I am happy to help out with any groups.

Thanks,
Dave.

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:55 pm View user's profile Send private message
CiaranWorcester
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 05 Sep 2016
Posts: 16

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I'll be there
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:55 pm View user's profile Send private message
Steve Hawkings
Creeker


Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 100
Location: WSM

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A friend of mine - Fraser Withey - has just joined the club and completed his 1* a few weeks ago.

He would like to come along to Biblins but unfortunately can only make the Sunday.

He hopes to make it along Saturday teatime ish to camp the night and would like to develop his 2* skills on Sunday if possible please.

He has got his own boat and sufficient kit etc.

Hope this is OK.

Steve
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:53 pm View user's profile Send private message
Nelly
Creeker


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 102
Location: Churchill

Post Membership Reply with quote
Hello everyone. Just to remind people this is a members weekend.
Anyone not payed their subs, please pay ahead of the weekend.
We know who you are!
Many thanks.
Neil
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:20 pm View user's profile Send private message
Anne
River Runner


Joined: 28 Oct 2014
Posts: 59
Location: Shipham

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Hi. Henry and I would like to come for Saturday if not toolate
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:00 pm View user's profile Send private message
Tina
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 02 Jul 2014
Posts: 10

Post Biblins Reply with quote
Hi Neil,

I'm planning on coming for the whole weekend. Ideally I'd like to do breaking in and out kayaking on Saturday and open boating on the Sunday please. If I need to borrow a pfd could I pop down to the barn earlier and get it please as I'm not sure I can do 5.30. I don't know the code though for the trailer....

Thanks,

Tina
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:20 pm View user's profile Send private message
LauraF
Creeker


Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 106
Location: Bristol

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Sorry, change of plan - I've not been feeling 100% today so I think I'll head over in the morning instead. Still intending to paddle tomorrow though.
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:56 pm View user's profile Send private message
Nelly
Creeker


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 102
Location: Churchill

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Thank you to every one.
Many thanks to the coaches and helpers.
Neil
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:41 pm View user's profile Send private message
MattH
River Runner


Joined: 30 Aug 2016
Posts: 58

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Ditto,

Thanks to all. Coaches, organisers, logisticians and fellow paddlers.

Was a good weekend. Looking forward to the winter programme, which will be on the website imminently.

Matt
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:48 pm View user's profile Send private message
MattH
River Runner


Joined: 30 Aug 2016
Posts: 58

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Ditto,

Thanks to all. Coaches, organisers, logisticians and fellow paddlers.

Was a good weekend. Looking forward to the winter programme, which will be on the website imminently.

Matt
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:27 pm View user's profile Send private message
Davidmc
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 30 Aug 2017
Posts: 7

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Yes - thanks to everybody. We had a great weekend and really appreciate all the help!
Lovely to meet everybody properly.
See you all at the pool.
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