• Nene Whitewater - next Thursday 29 July

    Posted by Jason Pink on 23 July 2021

    Nene Whitewater - next Thursday 29 July

    The club has booked the Nene Whitewater for two hours from 7pm to 9pm.

    Arrive from 6.30 pm to be ready to start paddling at 7pm when the water goes on.

    the cost is £10 pp whether you are using club kit or your own. Helmets and spray decks are essential. If you need to borrow kit let Jason know via email by 6pm on Wednesday ([email protected])

    If you have never been on whitewater this is a good place to start: you can begin (literally) at the bottom of the course and work your way up as the evening progresses.

    Coaching will be available to help.

    Details of the course can be found at https://northamptonactive.com/

    What3worda location... ///trucks.tend.trials ; just type it into the app and it will show you where to go.

    See you on the water

     

     

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  • The next few weeks…

    Posted by Jason Pink on 18 July 2021

    Sooo... what's happening in the next few weeks?

    Wednesday 21st, club night - exotic boats time... we'll get all those strange looking boats that are hidden in the depths of the containers for everyone to try. Be prepared to get wet, some of them are quite tippy. Long trousers are a good idea if you want to try the C1 and C2, look them up online!

    Wednesday 28th, club night - rescue trading, deep water rescues, hand-of-god, swimmer to paddler rescue, throwlines, etc.

    Thursday 29th, Nene White Water at Northampton, open to all club members, watch the website and Facebook for more details.

    Wednesday August 4th, club night

    Friday August 6th, the Staunch 

    Wednesday August 11, club night

    Wednesday August 18, club night

    Friday August 20th, the Staunch 

    Wednesday August 25, club night

    Friday August 27, the Staunch 

    Wednesday 1st September, club night

    Friday 3rd September, the Staunch 

    Wednesday 8th September, club night (possibly the last one of the season)

    Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September, club trip to the Tryweryn 

    Friday 17 September, pool sessions start (COVID allowing)

    NOTE - all plans are subject to change so please keep looking at the website and Facebook.

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  • Staunch on Friday

    Posted by Jason Pink on 12 July 2021

    Staunch on Friday is on this week.

    • Meet from 6.30pm.
    • If you need kit let me know what you want. (EMAIL me at [email protected])
    • You will have to pay for car parking.

    See you on the water

    Jason

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  • This week at Packers…

    Posted by Jason Pink on 5 July 2021

    Myself and Peter are in Scotland  with a DofE group paddling the Caledonian Canal😀

    Wednesday evening - cash only please.

    NO session at the Staunch on Friday.

    Have a good  week

    Jason

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  • Confirmed COVID case

    Posted by Jason Pink on 3 July 2021

    Wednesday evening paddlers COVID case…
    Just to let you know that someone who paddled on Wednesday evening tested positive for COVID yesterday, Friday. It has been confirmed by a PCR test today.
    They tested on Wednesday and were negative.
    Should you feel unwell or anxious please get a test.

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  • [email protected]

    Posted by Jason Pink on 24 June 2021

    [email protected] in Northampton - a date for your diary...

     

    Forewarned is forearmed!

    We are trying to book a club session at Nene Whitewater in Northampton on Thursday 15 July.

    Once confirmed I will post more details, but put the date in your diary now.

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  • Grafham Water Keen as Mustard Safety Cover

    Posted by Jason Pink on 24 June 2021

    Grafham Water Keen as Mustard Safety Cover - Sunday 27 June

    Thank you to everyone who has offered to help out on Sunday.

    The website and racebook can be found here... www.akamustard.events/grafham-water-swimrun-2019

    Please could we meet at the Grafham Water visitors centre carpark for 7.45am, this will give us to to get briefed and get in place. The first swim legs are close to the carpark so there is slightly less of a rush.

    The first race (the 21km race) starts at 8.30 am, the 10km at 9.00am and the 5km race 0930. 

    All the 10km and 5km swim legs are on the north side of the reservoir, but there are three 21km swim legs on the south side. Assuming the height barriers are open we can access the swim legs on the south side by driving around, but we may have to paddle across.

    I will have a provisional plan in place when we arrive but prepare to adapt and improvise.

    Dress for the weather, I have no idea what it will be.

    If you have any questions EMAIL me at [email protected]

    See you there

    Jason

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  • Mid-Summer paddle and BBQ

    Posted by Jason Pink on 21 June 2021

    Mid-Summer paddle and BBQ Is that on Wednesday this week.

    Meet at Nene Park from 6.15pm to register and collect / load boats. Drive away at 6.50.

    Drive to Caistor, launch and paddle back to Nene Park.

    Weather permitting we can then BBQ and have a beer.

    Help to organise transport, light the BBQ, do shuttles at the end to get drivers back to cars are always appreciated.

    Hope to see you there.

    Jason

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