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by DaveB
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

We wondered what other clubs were doing in terms of how they run the sessions, and what they would typically (obviously the awards are very individual, so the answer can only ever be general) expect people to know / be able to do at 'Discover' and 'Explore' level? I would be interested to know whet...
by DaveB
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club administration software
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Club administration software

Membermojo is worth looking att for membership renewals/joining etc.
by DaveB
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club liability insurance from BC
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Club liability insurance from BC

From time to time we get threads on here about the scope of the insurance cover provided by BC to affiliated clubs and their members so this may be of interest. At a recent coaching matters forum conflicting opinions were expressed about the scope of the insurance cover. Since the issues raised were...
by DaveB
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gorleston to Southwold paddle, 10th October 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Gorleston to Southwold paddle, 10th October 2010

Another resource:
https://www.pesdapress.com/index.php/pr ... -kayaking/

But get some people to paddle with who have expereince. CHeck out the local clubs if you have not already done so
by DaveB
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gorleston to Southwold paddle, 10th October 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Gorleston to Southwold paddle, 10th October 2010

Replying to the last post but one: Buy and read and re-read franco ferrero's book on kayak navigation Go on the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal PLanning course Get an emergency beacon and a radio and learn how to use them. Get some mates with expereince and ask them to check some trip ...
by DaveB
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Site Maintenance 31/10/2019 - 19:15
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Site Maintenance 31/10/2019 - 19:15

Is this why typing in ukrgb.co.uk now leads to a page of programmer-speak rather than this website?
by DaveB
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Coach Award E-Learning
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: New Coach Award E-Learning

When you have done the module and had a look at the syllabi etc I would be interested to hear your views about the new scheme. As a club we have trained our novices at our weekly sessions with groups being pretty flexible in make up and likely to get a different coach each week. Then if members want...
by DaveB
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norwich to Oulton Broad: Current and Tide Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Norwich to Oulton Broad: Current and Tide Advice

from a norfol broads forum:When the Yare is flooding the cut flows from Reedham to St Olaves and other way when the Yare is ebbing. Not much of a flow but some.
by DaveB
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norwich to Oulton Broad: Current and Tide Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Norwich to Oulton Broad: Current and Tide Advice

I know nothing about tidal influence in the New Cut but you seem to be saying that you will do the whole trip on a single ebbing tide which i do not u nderstand. Have a look at the Borads authority we bsite for details of LW?HW at various points along your way. http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boa...
by DaveB
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Insurance

Can't help with choosing a particular broker or insurance company but whereever you end up you need to be clear what you want and what you are getting: 3rd party cover. How much cover? Cover needed/included for professional paddling or just for recreational? Geographic scope? All forms of paddlespor...
by DaveB
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3142

Re: Insurance and qualifications

A couple of posts have raised the question: do clubs and club leaders get sued? The short answer is "Yes, they do." DO you have examples? (not naming names obviously) of any non-commercial coaches / leaders / trip organisers (whatever you want to call them) being sued?? A claim was made against my ...
by DaveB
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Insurance and qualifications
Replies: 84
Views: 3142

Re: Insurance and qualifications

A couple of posts have raised the question: do clubs and club leaders get sued? The short answer is "Yes, they do." Anyone involved in running a club has a very real interest in seeing that it is clear to all concerned whether any particular trip is an activity of the club or just a private paddle o...
by DaveB
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An odd question regarding length and suitability
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: An odd question regarding length and suitability

In reply to the last post: if you mange ok except in occassional strong winds you can simply trail a short length of rope or sling with knots in the end from your rear grab loop. increase drag but does the job at minmal inconvenience
by DaveB
Thu May 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: lost paddle on Serpents Tail
Replies: 0
Views: 266

lost paddle on Serpents Tail

A mate lost his paddle at Serpent's Tail on the River Dee at Llangollen yesterday -He thinks it's wedged between a couple of rocks on the riverbed between the two main lower drops. It's a red Adventure Technology crank-shafted paddle with repaired blades. If anybody finds it, please let me know
by DaveB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Other than the Wye ...
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Other than the Wye ...

vyrnwy from meifod as an alternative start to the severn
by DaveB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Clubs and their Bank Account !
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Clubs and their Bank Account !

Barclays offer on line banking for clubs with a second "signature" which is a quick and easy process.
by DaveB
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Which Kayak??
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Which Kayak??

Just to ask a dumb question in response to the OP: Since you are apparently being driven to buy a new boat by the lack of roof bars on your new car you do know that clip on roof bars fit on any car with 4 doors and inflatable bars will fit on a c ar with 2 doors as long as it has opening windows by ...
by DaveB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: Club membership management systems

Thanks for all the replies.
by DaveB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Club membership management systems

My Club is loooking at changing its admin systems to a new provider ( which might in time be the new management system now being developed by BC). But I have heard that at least 1 club uses membershipmojo as its provider of a management system and looking at their website it seems like a good system...
by DaveB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mersey Estuary
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Mersey Estuary

See JimKrawiecki's book on sea kayak routes in the north of england. It gives a voyage from Crosby up to the Runcorn area. Not a place for a novice without competent leadership as far as I can see. Liverpool Canoe CLub would be worth talking to.
by DaveB
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU insurance - leading youths
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: BCU insurance - leading youths

I thiknthe BCU coach you quoted in the OP is wrong.

You are an individual BCU member ( not just a member of an affiliated club) and you are not leading on a commercial basis. You are insured against 3rd party liability.. SImple as that in my opinion.
by DaveB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing an assessor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Choosing an assessor?

To pick up on a question in the OP: surely you are better to go for assessemnt with an assessor you do not already know and on rivers you do not already know. If you pass or if you fail you know you have been fairly assessed with your leadrship skills being properly challenged by the unknown environ...
by DaveB
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: River Dee - Ty Mawr Country Park to Overton Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 4328

Re: River Dee - Ty Mawr Country Park to Overton Bridge

The landlord of the Boat Inn is very fed up with paddlers who park on his car park without prior permission and also with paddlers who say they will be in for a meal after they finish and then just drive off into the sunset.. Please do not cause us to lose the use of this access/egress point. Simple...
by DaveB
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Can you use a sit on top kayak in the ocean?
Replies: 11
Views: 1456

Re: Can you use a sit on top kayak in the ocean?

The short answer to both questions is "Yes". The long answer warns against off shore winds, strong tidal streamsand the likelihood of being more exposed to wind/wetness/coldl than in a conventional boat (relevant if you are padddling at this time of year).
by DaveB
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: MCA Top safety tips for a spot of winter sea kayaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: MCA Top safety tips for a spot of winter sea kayaking...

I can see the heading but no content in the OP. IS it a technical problem or was the thread opened without content due to human error?
by DaveB
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leptospirosis
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Leptospirosis

BC used to have an info sheet on lepto/weils which appears to be gone from their website. My club produced a condensed version as follows: Weils Disease/ Leptospirosis Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria which infect a variety of wild and domestic animals. The animals can then spread the b...
by DaveB
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: FSRT SHREWSBURY 23rd SEPTEMBER
Replies: 0
Views: 309

FSRT SHREWSBURY 23rd SEPTEMBER

3 places available on this BC course. £50 pllus certificate fee. e mail secretary@shrewsburycanoeclub.org for further information
by DaveB
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Login and password reset issues
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Login and password reset issues

It may be a separate issue but i have for a long time used "ukrgb.co.uk" when typing in the addres of the site in my browser but this has stopped taking me to this website and instead offers me a site trying to sell me a website developemnt package.