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by Tony Aiuto
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn pay and play
Replies: 153
Views: 15307

Re: Tryweryn pay and play

Brain Taylor has already pointed this out! May I offer some clarity regarding CT. It is a separate company now from CW CW will utilise profits from CT to develop paddlesport in Wales. If CW and CT are completely separate, how is this possible? I had a lot of respect for CW over either CE/BCU, but th...
by Tony Aiuto
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking without BA??
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Kayaking without BA??

As Adrian has already mentioned there may have been a perfectly reasonable explanation for paddling the Loop without a BA. I did it once without one, a less able and less experienced friend had forgotten his and I thought it prudent on his first paddle of the loop that he had one, so I handed over m...
by Tony Aiuto
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Wanted: Jefe, Force or Remix
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Wanted: Jefe, Force or Remix

I have a Jefe chico for sale, inc lots of freebies. Based near Swindon. Looking for £500. If interested PM me for pics and more details.

Tony
by Tony Aiuto
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good tent for kayaking?
Replies: 22
Views: 4187

Re: Good tent for kayaking?

Buy a good quality Tarp, so much more versatile than a tent, smaller and cheaper too!
by Tony Aiuto
Sat May 18, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Out of the fire into the frying pan?
Replies: 0
Views: 1496

Out of the fire into the frying pan?

A friend was asking if anyone knows of an alternative to our overseers! (Not you Mark but the BCU) I suggested he look at this group,

http://theworldsoutdoorcommunity.com/

Has anyone here signed up or had experience dealing with them? Do you believe they could be a viable alternative?

Tony
by Tony Aiuto
Mon May 13, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Club spec redlines for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Club spec redlines for sale

Here are a few photos of the redlines,

http://s277.photobucket.com/user/tonyai ... for%20sale

PM or email me if you know anyone that would be interested.

Regards

Tony
by Tony Aiuto
Sun May 12, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anyone 'Never' swum?
Replies: 43
Views: 5983

Re: Has anyone 'Never' swum?

When I was learning!!!(I still am) I swam lots, after when still pushing myself on the higher grades, I swam lots. It's been a few years since my last forced swim but it's also been a few years since I pushed my limits.
by Tony Aiuto
Sat May 11, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Club spec redlines for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Club spec redlines for sale

My school are selling their Kayaks, to part finance the purchase of canoes. If anyone is interested here is the spec, http://www.daggereurope.com/product/index/product_homepage/club-school/redline_club/ The school is looking to sell 5 redlines for around £200 ea, but they will accept offers if all 5...
by Tony Aiuto
Sat May 04, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Companies that rock
Replies: 518
Views: 81573

Re: Companies that rock

A huge thumbs up for the River Wye Canoe Hire and Mark Simons ( http://www.riverwyecanoehire.com ). We have just finished a three day exped down the Wye using Mark's kit. Not only did Mark give us a great deal but also gave valuable info and tips on how we could get the most out of our trip. I would...
by Tony Aiuto
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wild Swimming on C4
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Wild Swimming on C4

Wild swimming was featured heavily on Channel 4's Rivercottage programme this evening. HFW swam 3k in the Stour and then cooked for some wild swimmers who did the Dart 10k wild swim. It should be on catch up soon, if you missed it.
by Tony Aiuto
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Neath Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Neath Valley

Hi all, Thanks for the advice. We all arrived back safely, although a little wetter than when we left, on Friday evening. It persistently rained throughout our visit but the kids behaved themselves (mostly)! We went on the Falls walk on Tuesday and Wednesday with a small group of kids on each day. I...
by Tony Aiuto
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Neath Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Neath Valley

Thank you Richard.

Your idea about the kids who misbehave sounds like a good plan, not sure the LEA or parents would approve though. ;-)
by Tony Aiuto
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Neath Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Neath Valley

Hi all, On Monday I'm taking my school kids to the Gower for the week, while I'm down that way I thought I might do a couple of recce's (Walking this time)of the rivers and falls in the Neath Valley. Does anyone have any suggestions from your own experiences? I've downloaded some of the recognised w...
by Tony Aiuto
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gorilla Tape - The best of the Gaffas?
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Gorilla Tape - The best of the Gaffas?

Got to agree with you on this one, best tape I've ever used!
by Tony Aiuto
Thu May 24, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We need to film Canoeists!
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: We need to film Canoeists!

It made me smile and want to go out and buy an inflatable croc! ;-)
by Tony Aiuto
Mon May 21, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Barle Re-opened
Replies: 229
Views: 14969

Re: River Barle Re-opened

Fenris wrote:Dr Zellweger is a riparian owner on the Withypool to Tarr Steps section of the Barle.
When I spoke with Herr Dr, he implied that he owned the land downstream of the Tarr Steps. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
by Tony Aiuto
Mon May 21, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Barle Re-opened
Replies: 229
Views: 14969

Re: River Barle Re-opened

I actually have no idea which party has sent this to me - someone called U. Zellweger? Dr Zellweger is the (relatively) new land owner who has objected to paddlers using his river! I exchanged details with him last year but didn't hear anything from him. If you google him lots of info (none relevan...
by Tony Aiuto
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: THE USUAL INSIDIOUS MIS-INFORMATION
Replies: 22
Views: 2650

Re: THE USUAL INSIDIOUS MIS-INFORMATION

edhunter wrote:Does anybody have a link to the facebook page?
Here,

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dalemain- ... 2508698200

Tony
by Tony Aiuto
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: In case you missed CE's announcement: Access FAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 1275

Re: In case you missed CE's announcement: Access FAQ

some clubs, LWA or RWA may negotiate local agreements which are neither endorsed or reviewed by HQ, so, for example, a motion to prevent the BCU entering into non-365 agreements may fall down if they are negotiated by a BCU affilliated club. eg River Axe. You cannot impose a restriction on the BCU ...
by Tony Aiuto
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: THE USUAL INSIDIOUS MIS-INFORMATION
Replies: 22
Views: 2650

Re: THE USUAL INSIDIOUS MIS-INFORMATION

Not at all - as long as you included the kisses at the end! I was actually in the middle of writing a letter to the paper that is sourced a bit better, so shall make sure it doesn't look like it's written by the same person. Sorry, I couldn't quite bring myself to add them xxxxx's! Maybe, the next ...
by Tony Aiuto
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: In case you missed CE's announcement: Access FAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 1275

Re: In case you missed CE's announcement: Access FAQ

With the up to date figure of 684 people (Hopefully voting members of CE?) willing to call for an EGM, and even with CE/BCU unwilling to give a accurate figure of voting members, that is certainly more than the required 1%?

So, what next?
by Tony Aiuto
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: THE USUAL INSIDIOUS MIS-INFORMATION
Replies: 22
Views: 2650

Re: THE USUAL INSIDIOUS MIS-INFORMATION

They have a facebook page, if anyone wishes to contact them on it before they do a CE type thing, and delete what they believe are negative comments.

Big Henry, I couldn't think of a better reply than yours, so I have posted that, I hope you don't mind!
by Tony Aiuto
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?
Replies: 262
Views: 14088

Re: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?

Pete Thorn, given your BCU/CE SW position, can you confirm whether you or others from BCU/CE are negotiating an access agreement for the river Dart? Sorry, I had meant to fully answer the original question in my last post but see I had not specifically referred to the Dart. In response to instructi...
by Tony Aiuto
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?
Replies: 262
Views: 14088

Re: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?

Adam, I would like to add my thanks to you, for all your work over the years. I would also like to add that I appreciate your feedback over the last year re Barle and Dart, if only our NGB were as forthcoming. Good luck for the future and I hope that you will continue to contribute your experience b...
by Tony Aiuto
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CE do not have increased access to Rivers as an objective
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: CE do not have increased access to Rivers as an objectiv

This is from page 25: Paddlers canoeing on waters without clarity and certainty of access – resulting in loss of existing agreements and loss of support for our cause. Action – clear information for all canoeists of which waters can be accessed together with communication of our environmental policy...
by Tony Aiuto
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Get your cameras ready!

Be careful out there and remember to have your cameras ready!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17011462
by Tony Aiuto
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it me, or is the forum messed up?
Replies: 55
Views: 2907

Re: Is it me, or is the forum messed up?

I'm using Firefox and the only "problem?" (not much of one) I'm having is the top title locator bar is very small.

You are here: Home Community Forums Inland Is it me, or is the forum messed up? Probably font size 6 or lower.
by Tony Aiuto
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whoa....
Replies: 12
Views: 2028

Re: Whoa....

After that beating, the paddling continues........ He's either as mad as a box of frogs or has balls of steel! Make your own mind up!
by Tony Aiuto
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pregnant wife V paddling trip. Advice please
Replies: 61
Views: 2860

Re: Pregnant wife V paddling trip. Advice please

GO But make sure it's the best paddle of your life, because if you miss the birth, each and every birthday, you will remember that you weren't there at the start, but more importantly, "shewhomustbeobeyed" will be reminding you!
by Tony Aiuto
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKCC coaches Vs old style BCU coaches
Replies: 41
Views: 3070

Re: UKCC coaches Vs old style BCU coaches

there seems to be some friction bewtween new and old style coaches A sweeping opening statement! Which a partially agree with. In my experience, there is resistance from some "old school" coaches to the ideas being introduced by (mainly) young bloods, but not all of us. I have always tried to keep ...