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Canoe coaching session

Dan took a group of 6 Hamptoneers on a canoe coaching session in preparation for this summers Wye River trip.

Here are a few pictures from Saturday morning (23.04.2016)

canoe1Barnet and Tony in jousting mode!

canoe2Dan leads the way behind the sailing club

canoe4Len and Jill in green canoe with Barnet and Maxine behind, and Dan in the distance.
canoe5Dan paddles past Maxine with Jill in the background

canoe6Barnet and Maxine paddle the lightweight Wenonah canoe.
canoe7Dan giving instruction to Len and Jill
canoe8Peter practises his gunwale walking.
canoe10Getting back in after capsize.
canoe9Peter back on board!

Bells Of Ouzeley to Bell Hill

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A group of 6 Hamptoneers paddled the 14+ miles from the Bells Of Ouzeley pub in Old Windsor down the Thames back to the club. It was a cool day but the rain showers stopped once we were on the water so we all enjoyed a quick journey on the fast flowing waters, bar one swimmer and an exciting get-in at Chertsey lock.

Check back soon for the full trip report….

The picture above is of Andy Garbett at Sunbury weir who was not with the trip group but part of the main Saturday paddlers from the club who we saw briefly at the Walton bridge cafe. Note the very high water level spilling over the portage. You can always check the water level at Sunbury lock by hovering over the News menu and selecting ‘River levels at Sunbury lock’, it was 2.9 metres when the photo was taken. The typical range is 2.3m to 3.2m.

Annual membership renewals

Your annual membership fees are now payable. You will have received an email reminder from Sarah Potter so please check your emails if you have not already done so for details on how to pay them. If you have already paid – Thank You.

Fees for 2016

Adult                    £56
Spouse/Partner £30
Junior                   £30
Family                  £86

(Deduct £2 from the above if you are a BCU member.)

Pre-pay                £95  (or £3 per outing)

Rack fee               £45                    

Newsletter only  £10

White water paddling in the Brecons

A few intrepid Hamptoneers (Peter Loy, Derek, Dan, Barnet & Jenny) joined a group paddling the Usk and other rivers in the Brecons (Wales).

Brecons Brecons2 Brecons3 Brecons4 Brecons5 Brecons6 Brecons7See lots more pictures on the Clubs Facebook page.

 

New Years Day 2016

Some pictures from the New Years Day outing on the Wey Navigation. See Facebook for lots more pictures and videos.

Group New HawAndrew, Peter, Norma, Dave, Jenny, Anne-Lise, Val, Mark, Tamra, Christine

Dan Peter Coxes weirDan and Peter try out the new canoe going down Coxes weir

Dan Peter Coxes weir3

 Now, where did I put that bailer?

River Mole Paddle

Dan, Peter Loy and Derek joined a group of paddlers to descend the Mole from Betchworth to Leatherhead. Read Dan’s account here. I will add some more pictures but there are lots on Facebook and videos too.

Dan Peter Sheep

 

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