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by Jay Oram
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best emergency splits for Whitewater
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Best emergency splits for Whitewater

On the same vein as my Bothy shelter post, now looking at splits to carry as a group. These are splits purely for an emergency so not for travel or other use, just get me to the take out set. In this context as a leader on grade 2/3 whitewater. Although I would love to buy a set of Werner 4 piece £2...
by Jay Oram
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Group shelter size
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Group shelter size

Jim I know what you mean - I use a larger 8-10 man one that I use when out walking with a group, but I volunteer a lot with Scouts and young people, so when thinking about those kinds of trips I would only have the recommended group size. I wanted to know what the thinking was behind what others car...
by Jay Oram
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Group shelter size
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Group shelter size

Thanks for all the replies!
by Jay Oram
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Group shelter size
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Group shelter size

Hey everyone! What is the consensus on the size of the group shelter to carry as a leader/within the group? Based on the BC whitewater leader the max group size is yourself plus 4 so maximum of 5 people. So would you carry a group shelter for all 5, working on the theory that in a rescue situation i...
by Jay Oram
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: SUP demo day
Replies: 0
Views: 355

SUP demo day

Hey everyone,

Looking for a stand up paddle board demo day, preferably in the South East, but any where in the UK would be good.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Squirt Gatherings?
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Squirt Gatherings?

Hey everyone -

So just got hold of my first squirt boat, second hand - but am loving it! Wondered if there was still a meet in August at HPP?

Would give me something to aim for!

Also - after I get a few goes, are there any gatherings/groups that are out and about this year?

Jay
by Jay Oram
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating Gear For Sale
Topic: For sale - squirt boat model unknown
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: For sale - squirt boat model unknown

Thanks for the quick sale and super helpful, got the boat home about 10.30pm after some more traffic, but well worth the trip. Test run in the pool on Friday (obviously had a sit on the living room carpet already...)

Thanks again,
Jay
by Jay Oram
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating Gear For Sale
Topic: For sale - squirt boat model unknown
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: For sale - squirt boat model unknown

Very interested - sent you a PM and email - Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: RIVER MEDWAY (Tonbridge to Allington)
Replies: 18
Views: 9125

Re: RIVER MEDWAY (Tonbridge to Allington)

***Current Work*** Sunday 5th Nov. 2017 0.5 km upstream from the disused lock / 3km upstream Yalding weir The bridge has a lot of work going on, covered in scaffolding, there is enough gap under the bridge to paddle through no problem. On the downstream side is a 'rubbish catcher' like a net/floatin...
by Jay Oram
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Advice canoe river trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Advice canoe river trip

Just pick up a map of Scotland and throw a dart at it! You can make the Spey a 5 day trip, the Great Glen Canoe trail can be done via rivers, The Tay if you include Loch Tay. You could probably find a route along most watersheds? I've been looking at Sweden and Finland for a while now - will check o...
by Jay Oram
Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trouble contacting Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Trouble contacting Canolfan Tryweryn

Hey Phil,

That's the one I've been using... hmmm...

Will keep trying,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trouble contacting Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Trouble contacting Canolfan Tryweryn

Hey,

Just trying to call CT and keep getting a blank line - can anyone get through?

The phone number online is: 01678 521199

I've tried calling Canoe Wales as well and nothing....

Any help would be great :-)

Jay
by Jay Oram
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: OC1 Paddle Whats The Best
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: OC1 Paddle Whats The Best

I have tried a couple, I would suggest getting out with a group and borrowing some to try. I started with an old plastic Ainsworth, then the big red robson one. I still keep the Ainsworth C100 as a spare, but have got the new river play and river carbon ones from Ainsworth. They are just as stiff an...
by Jay Oram
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Raft Guide Training
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Raft Guide Training

Hey Guys, Thought I would let everyone know - I found out the Level 1 training was going on at Holme Pierrpont and have booked on. It needs a minimum of four, not sure how many they have, but it is often cancelled :-( Link - http://www.nwscnotts.com/water/raft-guide-training/ I'm not an organiser, j...
by Jay Oram
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Alpkit Big Shakeout - 12th Oct 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Alpkit Big Shakeout - 12th Oct 2012

With one week to go Alpkit updated the Big Shakeout page with more free activities going on and even more entertainment in the evenings. http://www.alpkit.com/bigshakeout/ If you are planning to spend the weekend in the peak district, come and stay on site here at Thornbridge outdoors and enjoy some...
by Jay Oram
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Fun Line!
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: The Fun Line!

Very good vid - "mother***ker that was fun!!"

Best fun vid i've seen for a while.

:-)
by Jay Oram
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: South East Sea Kayaking
Replies: 26
Views: 5437

Re: South East Sea Kayaking

I've tried to read all the posts, but there is a lot of repetition, one place in Norfolk that I have spent a lot of time and really love is Wells-next-the-sea, walked and explored a lot of it.

Great place to paddle into the quay, great sea-food and a great place for crabbing.

Hope this helps,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported

Well I was thinking that staying close to the shore and cutting across most bays would be right.

Times/boats/dates would be interesting.

I think it should include weather days too.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported

Hey, does anyone know of any details for this? Searched previous posts and looked a lot online, but only sketchy old website links/team circumnavigation and very old reports. Any info will be greatly appreciated - UK and also UK & Ireland. Also I'm having trouble finding out whether long bays were c...
by Jay Oram
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 43020

Re: TAWE HASSLE.

Dear Tawe boy, England and Wales are the only two countries in the world with this problem, why can't fisherman and landowners realise this? The reasons that have been presented to not have access to a river (by fisherman) have all been found to be false. 1- scaring away fish/disturbing fishermans b...
by Jay Oram
Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Eamont... egress advice
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: River Eamont... egress advice

The way we usually paddle it, drive over Eamont bridge directly after the bridge by the traffic lights on the right coming from the A66 there is a small road. On the first corner on the right is a patch of mud/grass opposite a driveway, right next to the arch on the bridge, we usually park one car h...
by Jay Oram
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HTV Wales tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: HTV Wales tonight

When is this program on, can't find it on their website, maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place?

http://www.itv.com/wales/?intcmp=NAV_WA ... _LOCALNEW1

Thanks,
Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Association of Paddlers/Coaches
Replies: 39
Views: 2705

Re: Association of Paddlers/Coaches

Are there going to be any new L5 with the UKCC scheme? If not it will get very lonely at the top! I think it is a great idea, the AMI does a great job, technical articles, resources, works really well with the BMC/MLTA and if the 'APC' does half as well it will be worth it. Could L5 trainees not be ...
by Jay Oram
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Waist pack or similar
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Wanted: Waist pack or similar

Where is it on the website, I can't seem to find it?

Or do I have to call especially?

Thanks,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Waist pack or similar
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Wanted: Waist pack or similar

I'm looking to carry my rescue kit in a waist pack/bum bag/fanny pack type bag, anyone have one going cheap, not used anymore maybe?

Running or any type really.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CRB's (move from CODE)
Replies: 45
Views: 2007

Re: CRB's (move from CODE)

So are you saying you would rather take a little risk on a childs safety than have all coaches fill out a CRB form. Well I disagree but I am obviously fighting a losing battle. If there was a better way, I would do it that way, I agree the system needs to be changed, and have always believed this, b...
by Jay Oram
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CODE is no longer useful
Replies: 50
Views: 3468

Re: CODE is no longer useful

Kind of hijacked this topic, I've started a new one here on CRB's if people would like to carry on discussing;

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... =3&t=67009

Sorry to have taken so far off topic,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CRB's (move from CODE)
Replies: 45
Views: 2007

CRB's (move from CODE)

Just moving the subject over after kind of hijacking another thread, sorry about that 'twopigs' it was not meant to distract away from the subject.

Continue here...
by Jay Oram
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CODE is no longer useful
Replies: 50
Views: 3468

Re: CODE is no longer useful

Would people rather there is nothing like a CRB check and then wait until someone offends? To you, me and probably everyone on this forum it has no use, we all have done nothing, we never will, however if there isn't some sort of check then anyone who has offended would be free to do it again right?...
by Jay Oram
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CODE is no longer useful
Replies: 50
Views: 3468

Re: CODE is no longer useful

I didn't realise anyone was against CRB's, something i've never come across. Having volunteered in scouting, as well as coaching and working as an instructor, mostly with children I have always had to have a CRB test (I'm only 21 so was always there) I mean the CRB is of no extra cost to a coach, as...