Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 2015

19:30 Thursday 19th November 2015

Venue : upstairs at the Bell Pub opposite the club on the A308

All members welcome. Please come along to meet your committee and other club members.

Boulters Lock Marathon Paddle

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  • Met at club 07:30, on water 09:00, back at club 16:55
  • 27 miles completed after extra bit to Molesey Lock and back to make sure we had definitely done the 26.2 miles!
  • Collected car at Boulters Lock at 18:00, home by 19:00
  • Long day
  • Tired arms
  • Aching back
  • Sore A*s*
  • No blisters
  • Very little flow
  • No rain, windy at times
  • Boat got heavier at every portage
  • Superb company
  • Good laugh
  • Great sense of achievement
  • Brilliant day out
  • Lesson learnt – Don’t get in the way of rowers!
  • Thanks Phil for organising a challenging but achievable event – hope your recovery is swift!

Tony Leworthy

Read other paddlers memories of the day here now also including a late entry from Peter!

Boulters lock to Marlow

 

 

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The six kayakers were Houran, Jenny, Mark, Tamra and myself bravely lead by Dan who had stepped in as trip leader at the eleventh hour.  I would’ve liked to have reported that we arrived at Boulters Lock without incident but that’s not strictly true….. read Peter Loy’s trip account here

Black Rabbit to Amberley

The key to paddling this lovely river is the tide. Obvious, really, but critical too: you can’t fight it, but go with it and you’ll make 4 knots. Four of us, Sarah, Mark, Paul and Stephen, launched at Black Rabbit, just above Arundel. Read Stephen’s full account of the Arun trip here

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Summer Regatta or .. just messing about in boats!

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

A good number of Hamptoneers and their friends and family took part in the the Annual Hampton Canoe Club Fun Regatta last Saturday morning. There were events to test your ingenuity, your agility and your speed on the water. Jenny has written up the official account here. (with pictures)

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