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by James Hinves
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Woodmill Sluice - Please vote for a new WW course in Southampton
Replies: 21
Views: 2606

Re: Woodmill Sluice - Please vote for a new WW course in Southampton

Hi Mike The plan is for a 12 month consultation process, the online survey will close at the end of july - this will then provide evidence to the next stage. In terms of who to gently lobby we will need support from the council so councillors and officers, the EA and Groundworks charity are part of ...
by James Hinves
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Woodmill Sluice - Please vote for a new WW course in Southampton
Replies: 21
Views: 2606

Re: Woodmill Sluice - Please vote for a new WW course in Southampton

Hi Mike I was also a member of the Woodmill club then - the Pool was closed not due to spikes but due to the concrete sill starting to collapse due to the wooden frame rotting, this has now fallen away and paddling is allowed to happen in the pool currently. Clive, Geordie and others have attended t...
by James Hinves
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Woodmill Sluice - Please vote for a new WW course in Southampton
Replies: 21
Views: 2606

Re: Woodmill Sluice - Please vote for a new WW course in Southampton

Hi Guys to answer some of the questions above. This is to replace the automatic sluice where the water enters into the Salmon pool not the weir that can be accessed from the estuary. The metal spikes in the estuary weir were removed when British Canoeing helped with the redesign of this weir about 1...
by James Hinves
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What in the name of holy kayaking is...
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: What in the name of holy kayaking is...

OK sorry I id not read far enough forwards - you are quite right in the Discover Blue student cards at level seven its as you type Show how to paddle an outside low edge turn - although to my thinking the coaches notes for the same level express it better "Using appropriate strokes demonstrate the a...
by James Hinves
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What in the name of holy kayaking is...
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: What in the name of holy kayaking is...

HI Mike When Stuart wrote the Paddle Power progression there were several discussions around edging. However having consulted both the tables and the progress cards I can find no reference to a low edge turn, but in the edging progression of passport it does say Edge a boat and paddle on the low sid...
by James Hinves
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stand Up Paddle Boarding advice please.
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Stand Up Paddle Boarding advice please.

Hi Peter
I was discussing this with Joe from CRT for you last week, so he has the answers - if you can email me at work I will let you have the specifics
thanks
James
by James Hinves
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: race bibs
Replies: 7
Views: 2834

Re: race bibs

I looked in to this a while back and they can be pricey.

in addition to the companies mentioned above there is a sailing company Rooster Sailing who make a race bib designed to go over Buoyancy aids to keep the body snag free when trapezing http://www.roostersailing.com/1/category/rbib.html
James
by James Hinves
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sport England survey
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Sport England survey

Hi Simon just to reassure you this is part of Sport England's research that is designed to support us. and yes we are well aware of it. You may remember that towards the end of 2012 there were requests via clubs and via information on the Canoe England website that this was happening. The aim was lo...
by James Hinves
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Who sits which end in a K2 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Who sits which end in a K2 ?

It depends on the design of the boat if you look at the spec for some of the old Struer boats they say that the heavier paddler should sit in the front - the wider flatter section under the front seat means that there is more volume in the front. When I race with my wife or son 70kg / 55kg / 40kg I ...
by James Hinves
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Stour Descent 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Re: Stour Descent 2012

Fantastic thanks John
James
by James Hinves
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Struer Ranger K1
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Struer Ranger K1

Hi Jon
The best person to ask wil be Mark Gees http://gees-england.co.uk/, He repaired my Struer Regina a few years back. although I doubt that he will be willing to get the paddle moulds out of the roof to solve your other question.
James
by James Hinves
Fri May 18, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak ergometer
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: Kayak ergometer

Hi Biketastic There are 3 main options in the UK currently 1) KayakPro http://www.kayakpro.co.uk/ these are the ones that we (Canoe England) use and as the others have said each development officer has that they can use to develop paddlesport within their region. The contacts for the development off...
by James Hinves
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: English Sea Touring Committee?
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: English Sea Touring Committee?

Dave Evans is the chair of the committee and represents the discipline at English Council meetings
James Hinves
by James Hinves
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 2 coach without a Level 1?
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Level 2 coach without a Level 1?

Hi Kieron Yes it is possible its done through the Accredited Prior Learning system details here http://www.canoe-england.co.uk/coaching/apl/ . There are a number of things that the APL group have recognised as automatic and these are approved by the home nation, however applications that are more in...
by James Hinves
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: DW 2012
Replies: 195
Views: 14925

Re: DW 2012

Hi Hels As you suspected the best info is to Join a Club, from your locations there are 2 options Southampton CC http://www.southamptoncc.co.uk/ or B3C at Mytchett http://www.b3c.org.uk/home/index.html Southampton Have a novice DW group starting and B3C will usually have lots of people training Hope...
by James Hinves
Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU paddling participation statistics
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: BCU paddling participation statistics

For Canoe England the data we work by are the government stats that are available here: http://www.sportengland.org/research.aspx You need to look at the Active people and Satisfaction survey results tabs. These are for people participating once a week and once a month who are over 16. Many thanks J...
by James Hinves
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Flat water slalom gate drills.
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: Flat water slalom gate drills.

There is also Cross Stream Challenge - more details available here http://www.canoe-england.co.uk/youth/in ... challenge/
James
by James Hinves
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Logo
Replies: 58
Views: 3767

Re: BCU Logo

Hi Simon I was reading a recent Canoe2012 flyer, and every aspect of paddling, with one exception was canoeing, Canoe Freestyle, White Water Canoeing, Canoe Slalom, WTF do these people think, they cause more than half the branding mis-message, if you wish to speak about a popular part of paddling li...
by James Hinves
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Becoming a FSRT provider......
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Becoming a FSRT provider......

Hi Dave
Canoe England Team South are providing 1 course per Paddlesport Development Officer in 2012 ie 3 courses, (The courses were programmed prior to the new Wessex officer starting).

James Hinves
by James Hinves
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to restart... Coaching quals
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Where to restart... Coaching quals

Hi Gordon
Give me a ring and I will try and navigate the best course of Action for you
cheers
James Hinves
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by James Hinves
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Which design of boat has been in production the longest ...?
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: Which design of boat has been in production the longest

But still in the Marsport list is the Javlin http://www.marsport.co.uk/Racing/Boats/Javelin.html surely an older boat still
James
by James Hinves
Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 3/MWE Ratios for moving water
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Level 3/MWE Ratios for moving water

Hi Rhys
you enquiry has not crossed my desk yet but I think this is the link that you are looking for
http://www.canoe-england.co.uk/media/pd ... 20V3-5.pdf
Many thanks
James Hinves
Canoe England SDO South
by James Hinves
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: K2 crew boat - which division to enter?
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: K2 crew boat - which division to enter?

Hi Vulch Rule 28 goes on to give examples. A paddler is normally ranked on singles performances. When competing in doubles events the competition ranking shall normally be an average of the individual paddlers’ rankings (all halves rounded down). However, regardless of the ranking of the other crew ...
by James Hinves
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: C1 High Kneeling Racers
Replies: 23
Views: 4230

Re: C1 High Kneeling Racers

My understanding of the steering thing is that its done mainly with a bow draw through in to the power stroke for normal paddling (remembering that they are designed for use of a sprint course). Real steering such as wehn on the wash etc is as you stay sweeps and more bow draws to try and keep the f...
by James Hinves
Wed May 25, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: C1 High Kneeling Racers
Replies: 23
Views: 4230

Re: C1 High Kneeling Racers

Hi Adrian
Steve Train is and was a Coach working for BCU world class, at the time the coaching handbook was written he was closely involved in the work that Graham Campbell was doing and would have been consulted in its preparation.

Glad you found the booklet useful

James
by James Hinves
Tue May 24, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: C1 High Kneeling Racers
Replies: 23
Views: 4230

Re: C1 High Kneeling Racers

You may find this useful http://canoesouth.org/uploads/PADDLING% ... 0CANOE.pdf its a document that Steve Train wrote to help people get in to a racing canoe.
James
by James Hinves
Wed May 11, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: C1 High Kneeling Racers
Replies: 23
Views: 4230

Re: C1 High Kneeling Racers

Each Team of PDO's (South, Central and North) have a fleet of 9 boats (coach plus group) for use within that team to support the Canoe development pathway and help clubs and other organisations deliver Canoe 2012 events. The anouncement on the southern region website when they arrived is here http:/...
by James Hinves
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginners questions
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Beginners questions

Hi Bartleby the development officer for the area is Chris Edge chris.edge@canoe-england.org.uk, depending on which part of the Thames you are on there are many great clubs to start you on your way. However we do understand that the majority of people in the UK are not club people, therefore Chris wi...
by James Hinves
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: installing grabloops/handles in K1?
Replies: 8
Views: 1926

Re: installing grabloops/handles in K1?

I have used the wood option and it works - but better and easier one of the members of my club has used electric cable trunking (white box shape that will flex along the length of the cockpit - it needs to be quite long to allow for water in the boat and the wind. the other option is to use the rope...