Due to Dave going away to Canada we can no longer guarantee that there will be an approved paddle leader at every Wednesday night Intro to White Water session so from now on all of these sessions will be peer group sessions.
There is still a good chance that there will be a coach on hand for at least some of these sessions, as well as others who have a good idea knowledge of the water at the Mill, so don’t be put off from attending.
kayaking, 30-12-12 from Nick Newman on Vimeo.
Brian is organising a club get together. The peer group paddle will run from Llangollen to Chirk along the canal (which is fairly easy going as it is one of those rare canals that has a flow on it). It will be cold so make sure that you bring appropriate kit
- Warm clothes (both for paddling in and for getting changed into after)
- Throwline, First Aid Kit
- PFD (Buoyancy Aid)
- Hot drink, food etc
- Headtorch for paddling through the tunnel.
If you need any kit from the container then please contact Brian Wenlock (via the email).
We will be meeting at the Morton Garden Centre near St. Martins, which is just off the A5 on the way to Chirk.
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I will be updating this page as soon as and when necessary.
The most important principle is Self, Team, Victim, Kit this shows the order of priority that things rank in. It also highlights the importance of self rescue because as a victim you are second to last priority for everyone else. It also means don”t wade into a dangerous situation just to rescue a boat.
I have made a little list of posts that may be helpful to people wanting to know how to do various types of rescues.
Free a pinned boat using mechanical advantage – Complex Method
Free a pinned boat using mechanical advantage – Simple Method
Just in case any new members wonder what happens at The Mile End Mill whitewater sessions here’s a taster. Maybe you’ll be tempted to come along when they start up again…
Llangollen 17-11-12 from Nick Newman on Vimeo.
Some photos from the fantastic weekend we all had at Criccieth, Whistling Sands and the Tryweryn
Maybe someone will be able to shed some light on this trip. If you know a little more can you drop me an email?
Here are a few of the photos from the 2010 Easter Scotland Trip (A little while back I know)