Stephen is planning a trip to the river Arun for Sunday 19th April to join the annual boat rally to demonstrate the right of navigation on the river. It’s a 7-8 mile round trip with a nice tide to help. See his emails for more details about the trip and here also for more information.
This is the Wey and Arun canal trust website
The new Improver’s sessions schedule is now available here. More sessions will be added soon. The Wednesday sessions will be in the early evening.
Congratulations to Dan and Barnet who paddled a Canadian Canoe and Tony and Barnet who paddled a K2 the 125 miles from Devizes to Westminster at the weekend, successfully completing the 2015 DW race. Awesome job guys!
|Saturday 21 February 2015, 1:30pm to 4pm
||Molesey Reach (Sunbury Lock to Benns Island)
||Molesey Veteran Head race: the river just downstream of Platt’s Eyot, Hampton will be closed to all traffic other than authorised vessels. Find more detail on Molesey Veteran Head race.
|Saturday 21 March 2015, 10:30am to 12:30pm
||Hampton Court Bridge to Steven’s Ait
||Kingston Head of the River race: boats can’t navigate between these points, except in the Surrey channel alongside Thames Ditton Island. Find more detail on Kingston Head of the River race.
See here for more details
Photo taken by Daniel last Saturday (13.12.2014) at Coxes Mill on the Wey Navigation. Click on the picture to see full size.
About 20 Hamptoneers made their way by bike, car, bus, canoe and kayak to the Magpie in Sunbury to start their Xmas celebrations with a very convivial club lunch in the upstairs room overlooking the river. Thanks to Emily for organising. More photos coming soon or see Kathryn’s pictures on here flikr page (see her email for details)
Another look back to a trip from November last year.
Allow me to set the scene: Bernard and Ivy were the first to arrive, having been up since dawn, doing an excellent job of discouraging any fishermen who might be tempted to purloin one of the few remaining parking places. There was dependable Dave Kew, with his camera at the ready; Chris as keen as ever to get as many miles under her belt before darkness descended; the ever-efficient Jenny in the orange Hobby; and Amanda, temporarily liberated from her all-male household, relishing the prospect of breaking in a brand new Tercel….. read Charles’ full account of the trip and local history here
When: Saturday 22nd November 2014 – 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00
Where: Between Molesey and Teddington Locks – Hampton Court Bridge to the Head of Trowlock Island
Event: Teddington Small Boats Head
When: Saturday 29 November 2014 – 09:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 16:00
Where: Sunbury Lock to Benns Island (downstream of Platt’s Eyot, Hampton)
Event: Hampton Small Boats Head
See the restrictions summary page for full details on closures/restrictions etc
The Annual General Meeting of the Club was held on Friday 7th November at the Greenwood Centre in Hampton Hill. Starting promptly at 7:30pm under the chairmanship of Andrew Wallace and with other members of the committee and club numbering about thirty, the minutes of the previous meeting were accepted… read the full report from the link on the members page
Wednesday night, 5th November, river was like a mill pond under a clear moonlit sky. (Picture – Daniel)