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Luke
River Runner


Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 89

Post Intro to WW Session 1 Reply with quote
Hi there Everyone

Well the winter boating season is nearly here and as in previous years we will be running an Intro to white water course.

No change in cost, which is it is still £5 per day.

If you need boat and kit then please contact Colin Southcombe.

The first session date is Sunday 16th October.

The first event will be at on the River Barle, we will be doing Dulverton to Exebridge. We will aim to meet at The Anchor Inn, Exebridge. This is all dependant on river conditions so keep an eye out.

The location/rivers for the other dates will of course depend on how people get on and what the weather/water levels are like and as in previous years there is no guarantee that we will paddle or it will be on the day programmed. I will try and update information on this forum.

We need to know who intends going so we can have the right amount of coaches, therefore can you please post on this thread. This will also enable the paddlers to try and organise lift shares. Thanks you to those that have already emailed me. Can coaches/helper post as well (please).

So I hear some of you ask ‘well what are we going to do on this course’?
Well the whole idea is to improve your paddling skills on WW so that when you go on the trips we have planned (see programme), you feel happy about doing them and we have a good feeling that you will be an active part of that group and be able to paddle and conduct yourselves in a safe manner and hence have an enjoyable time.

Now I hear you ask ‘go on be more specific’?
Well the sort of skills you will be learning (and this is not exhaustive) are:
Reading rivers and the features on them, e.g. identify eddies, stoppers, downstream Vs, upstream Vs.
What are the common signals that the club use when running rivers.
Breaking out of flow (into eddy)
Breaking into flow (from eddy)
Ferry gliding (forwards/backwards and where you use them)
Edge & Lean
Speed & Acceleration (why move at a different speed than the water)
What to do when you are being rescued (and be in no doubt there will be times when you might have a little swim and need rescuing).
e.g. How to use and receive a throw line. How to swim in a rapid, what to do with your boat and paddle while swimming.


Last point is how to buy your coach a pint in the pub afterwards! (this hasn't changed from last year)

Aswell as the Intro the aim will be to run a Kids group - This will essentially be the same but for under 18 yrs. The most important thing is that all parents that want to bring there kids to join this group must contact myself at the pool or luke_moore13@hotmail.com.

In combination with this training we will be aiming to run a 3 star assessment and hopefully a 4 star aswell.

Get in contact with any questions and post your interest below.

Luke
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:13 pm View user's profile Send private message
MattH
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 30 Aug 2016
Posts: 18

Post Reply with quote
Hi Luke,

Thanks for the advice in your email.

I plan to attend and can offer lifts from central Bristol (or anywhere en route of course).

Matt
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:09 pm View user's profile Send private message
LauraF
River Runner


Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 95
Location: Bristol

Post Reply with quote
Hi Luke,

I'm definitely up for this. Obviously I'm not a beginner so I can help out a bit but having not been in my boat for a while I also need the practice myself!

It's a bit quiet on this thread - where has everyone else gone??

Matt - as I'm in central Bristol as well I'd be happy to share lifts - you can message me on here or text me on 07872311700 to see if we can sort something out.

Laura
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:22 pm View user's profile Send private message
Rona + Daisy
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 01 Nov 2013
Posts: 18

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Daisy 12 and myself to come please as discussed at the pool Luke. Great that the kids are invited! Must admit I forgot about the forum and was just watching the programme page... Duhh!
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:27 pm View user's profile Send private message
Anne
Boater


Joined: 28 Oct 2014
Posts: 50
Location: Shipham

Post Reply with quote
Hi Luke

I would like to come along with Henry but more than a little hesitant with it being the barle, maybe catch up on Thursday and check if we can doit
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:31 pm View user's profile Send private message
Nelly
River Runner


Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 86
Location: Churchill

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Hey Luke. James and myself will be there.
Cheers
Rain dancer
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:34 am View user's profile Send private message
Luke
River Runner


Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 89

Post Reply with quote
Hi there guys,

So currently I am going to have to cancel the intro on Sunday due to water levels.

But we are forecast rain, different sites say different things, so please can people keep an eye on here and I will post with an update on Friday.

I won't be at the pool so keep an eye out.
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:50 pm View user's profile Send private message
jago586
Boater


Joined: 15 Sep 2013
Posts: 41
Location: Weston Super Mare

Post Reply with quote
Hi like, should there be enough water on Sunday please could you count me Tom and possibly Grace in.
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:54 am View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Tomislav
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 19 Apr 2016
Posts: 5
Location: Bradley Stoke

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Eliah & I are up for it
Let it rain

Tomi
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:38 pm View user's profile Send private message
Luke
River Runner


Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 89

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Forecasts look promising, but I don't want to make a decision yet. So please wait till tomorrow (Saturday) to see. I will post on here what we will do.

Luke
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:00 pm View user's profile Send private message
jago586
Boater


Joined: 15 Sep 2013
Posts: 41
Location: Weston Super Mare

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Lol, just read my last post....bloody predictive text. Was meant to read Hi Luke....anyway the reason for the post...should we be unable to go tomorrow due to Lack of water, would anyone be up for a trip to Cardiff??
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:13 am View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Luke
River Runner


Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 89

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Hi guys, I will have to cancel sorry everyone. Too little rain.

Luke
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:33 pm View user's profile Send private message
TAJS-C
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 22 Jun 2015
Posts: 14
Location: Weston-super-Mare

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Is anything happening with this, and is #2 running tomorrow?

If so, when/where?

Thanks

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Tommy AJ Stanton-Cole

What are y'all yakkin' about?
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:29 pm View user's profile Send private message
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