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Biblins September 2015
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Nelly
River Runner


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 91
Location: Churchill

Post Biblins September 2015 Reply with quote
September Biblins,

Hi everyone,

Biblins is booked for the 4th of September to the 6th of September 2015

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 can also on request provide Foundation Safety and Rescue (FSRT) training and assessment. We camp at the youth site by the Wye and evenings are spent socialising around a camp fire. As per last year we be running a throw line Olympics competition on the Saturday evening so get practicing!

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 also indicate if your require boat hire.

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.

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
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:59 pm View user's profile Send private message
Luke
River Runner


Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 90

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There is a FSRT Course available during the weekend, there will be 6 spaces initially with possibility of increasing that to 12 if needs be. This course is a BCU course and you will receive a certificate for the award. It is a pre req to the Level 1 course and is a good foundation to build on for the future.

The course is 6 hours contact time so will run all day on the Saturday. There will be an additional cost for the day and that cost will include the certification from the BCU.

If you are interested then let Neil know.

Luke
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:23 pm View user's profile Send private message
Steve Hawkings
River Runner


Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 98
Location: WSM

Post Biblins weekend Reply with quote
Neil

I will be there with my mate Guillaume who has been to the last two Tuesday night sessions. He as done some paddling before and is 2* ish standard. He wants to develop his kayak skills towards the Intro to WW this Autumn if possible.

I have sorted out a boat for him through Colin (GTX)

I am help to help out with any of the groups.

We will both be there for both days although I'm not sure yet whether we are both camping.

Cheers

Steve
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:23 pm View user's profile Send private message
Burf
River Runner


Joined: 15 Sep 2013
Posts: 68

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Zack and myself are coming.
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:11 pm View user's profile Send private message
LauraF
River Runner


Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Bristol

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I will be there too - planning to arrive on the Friday and camp both nights.

Would quite like to do a bit of kayaking and a bit of open boating, although mainly just want to get out on the water really so would be happy to do either 3* kayak, 2*+ open boating (are any of you other 2* paddlers interested in progressing your open boating further??) and/or to help with coaching.

Cheers,
Laura
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:52 pm View user's profile Send private message
craig and debs
Boater


Joined: 08 Nov 2011
Posts: 43
Location: long ashton

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hi Debs and I are planning to be there sat morning would like to get up on the rapids for some practice as the boats haven't been out all summer
see you all at the weekend
craig
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:06 pm View user's profile Send private message
Nelly
River Runner


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 91
Location: Churchill

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Hello all,

Weather looks like it's going to behave for us. But a cool night on Saturday night (Extra layers).

Anyone getting there for Saturday morning start (9.30am), get there with enough time to kit up and be in on the briefing.

See you there Neil
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:22 pm View user's profile Send private message
LauraF
River Runner


Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Bristol

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Change of plan - I'm going to travel on the Saturday morning instead.

Are the site gates locked overnight, and if so does anyone know what time they open in the morning?

Cheers,
Laura
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:35 pm View user's profile Send private message
James
Chairman


Joined: 15 Jun 2010
Posts: 299

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The site gates are locked overnight between 10pm and 8am.

Me and Hazel will also be arriving Sat morning, should be there around 8:30am.
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:54 am View user's profile Send private message
craig and debs
Boater


Joined: 08 Nov 2011
Posts: 43
Location: long ashton

Post biblins Reply with quote
thanks all

brilliant weekend once again see u all soon

craig and debs
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:32 pm View user's profile Send private message
Burf
River Runner


Joined: 15 Sep 2013
Posts: 68

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Cheers all for making it another great weekend.
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:35 am View user's profile Send private message
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