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by sandra
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha Molan (S) £350
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: FS: Pyranha Molan (S) £350

Anyone want to make an offer for this? I've permanently moved to NZ and my sister would like this out of her garden.
Pick up in Loughborough
by sandra
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayakers assisting in flood rescue efforts
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Kayakers assisting in flood rescue efforts

Thanks for the information. I hadn't even realised the BCU lifeguards existed...this could be an interesting project to get involved with. I am looking in to my local mountain rescue team, though until I have my own transport I'm not sure I'll be much use! I appreciate what Borderlands says about it...
by sandra
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayakers assisting in flood rescue efforts
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Kayakers assisting in flood rescue efforts

So I have seen some evidence in posts on here about kayakers assisting with problems caused by the flooding recently. It occurred to me that my skills and training could be of great benefit in some of these situations, and if it weren't for some personal circumstaces where myself and a friend oursel...
by sandra
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Awesome Expedition Opportunity for Kayakers/Raft Guides
Replies: 0
Views: 611

Awesome Expedition Opportunity for Kayakers/Raft Guides

To anyone interested... The Marañon River in Northern Peru has often been referred to as "The Grand Canyon of South America" a beautiful multi day trip through stunning canyons and quality whitewater. However, it is currently threatened by a number of dams. My friend Ben Webb is looking for voluntee...
by sandra
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Film: Too High
Replies: 23
Views: 6134

Re: New Film: Too High

So is the name of the film in reference to water levels or the paddlers' states of mind?
by sandra
Fri May 16, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha G3 275 good club/instructor boat
Replies: 0
Views: 235

FS: Pyranha G3 275 good club/instructor boat

Pyranha G3 275 for sale in Green/Blue See specs here http://www.pyranha.com/kayaks.php?kayak=G:3 In good condition just normal scratches, no cracks. Kayak based near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria but can be couriered at buyer's expense. £150 ONO can even throw in an old paddle as well Contact: Jackie Hy...
by sandra
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha Molan (S) £350
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: FS: Pyranha Molan (S) £350

Anyone interested?
by sandra
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An Article All Kayakers Should Read (Heuristic Traps)
Replies: 17
Views: 3019

An Article All Kayakers Should Read (Heuristic Traps)

http://avtrainingadmin.org/pubs/mccammonhtraps.pdf Although written with regard to avalanche accidents, there isn't one point that doesn't have a parallel in whitewater kayaking. This article came to my attention by a colleague at the school where I work and we discussed it at length among the staff...
by sandra
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rivers that shouldnt of been included in a guidebook
Replies: 58
Views: 5166

Re: Rivers that shouldnt of been included in a guidebook

Hmm I guess it's maybe not such an issue of inclusion but misinformation. For example if it's stated in a guidebook that a river is not worth doing, it's worth including in the guidebook so that you don't drive past it/see it on a map and think that it's worth a shot. An example of misinformation: t...
by sandra
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha Molan (S) £350
Replies: 2
Views: 311

FS: Pyranha Molan (S) £350

Small Pyranha Molan. Blue and White (+ a little bit of Orange from Uganda :-)). Great playboat for the smaller paddler. Selling due to being out of the country for awhile. Located in Cumbria at present at my Mum's house...I'm going to be out the country for the next year so unfortunately can't bring...
by sandra
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Brand New Core Kirri Paddles
Replies: 0
Views: 187

FS: Brand New Core Kirri Paddles

191cm, straight shaft, carbon blades, never been used.

RRP: £325
Yours for £200. Can probably arrange postage or collection from NE England.

Please email sandra.hyslop@hotmail.co.uk if interested
Thanks!
Sandra
by sandra
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: LADIES PADDLE SYMPOSIUM 27th-28th April 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4540

Re: LADIES PADDLE SYMPOSIUM 27th-28th April 2013

Ooh what an interesting debating topic! One I feel quite strongly about being a female kayaker. A couple of points I would like to address: If there was a 'male only' symposium it wouldn't be long before the word *sexism* was used. I agree with this, I would in fact be quite put-out if I were preven...
by sandra
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Core Paddles, Brand New and Unused for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Core Paddles, Brand New and Unused for sale

These are still available if anyone's interested?
by sandra
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why is Teesside so quiet?
Replies: 49
Views: 3357

Re: Why is Teesside so quiet?

So I went for the first time in ages on Wednesday and had a great time. Unfortunately the sunny weather of Monday and Tuesday didn't stick around so I was a bit chilly in my leaky shorty, but that was my only major complaint! The features are a bit different now from what I said in my previous post,...
by sandra
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why is Teesside so quiet?
Replies: 49
Views: 3357

Re: Why is Teesside so quiet?

The thing that bothered me is that they put a load of money into 'improving' the course which resulted in it becoming more expensive, never open (or when open only 1 channel is running), and perhaps worse than it used to be. The insertion of the screws was meant to make the course runnable at all ti...
by sandra
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: WWR World Champs
Replies: 0
Views: 605

WWR World Champs

Hi everyone, This week is the WWR world championships in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France. If anyone's interested live results, and possibly live video footage should be available through this link http://www.laplagnecanoe2012.com/fr/?cat=1 GB has 4 men's kayaks, 1 women's kayak, 1 C2, and one women's C1...
by sandra
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Core Paddles, Brand New and Unused for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Core Paddles, Brand New and Unused for sale

Yes Carbon Kirris,
Where abouts are you and we can look into getting them to you?
Feel free to email me on sandra.hyslop@hotmail.co.uk
by sandra
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Core Paddles, Brand New and Unused for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Core Paddles, Brand New and Unused for sale

Hi,
I have a set of 191cm straight shaft Core Paddles for sale brand new and unused. Right handed, small grip with 30 degree feather.
RRP £325 from here http://www.rapidkayaks.co.uk/core-paddles-c74.html
Yours for £250
Cheers,
Sandra
by sandra
Sat May 19, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: LL Jefe Chico
Replies: 0
Views: 136

FS: LL Jefe Chico

Hi, Looking to sell a Liquid Logic Jefe Chico in white with flowers on (don't let this put you off) would suit a smallish paddler. Well used, but still in pretty good condition. Quite a few scratches as you'd expect but no major splits or anything. Comes with super-duper comfy LL outfitting, it's li...
by sandra
Tue May 08, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Feedback: Moriston River Race
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: Feedback: Moriston River Race

Music: From my experience at slalom races it instantly adds to the atmosphere, maybe having a PA system set up down by the bottom slab for spectators? I understand this could be a bit tough as I'm assuming there is not source nearby and a generator might be needed? Didn't think you could get much c...
by sandra
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating Easter weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: Boating Easter weekend

If you're mourning the lack of water in the rivers and want to get some good racing done to burn off those extra Easter calories why not come along to the Simon Fletcher memorial race held at the Teeside Watersports Centre on 9th April? There is an entry level (Div 4) slalom event and a flatwater ou...
by sandra
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Licence to Paddle the Tees?!
Replies: 9
Views: 2534

Re: A Licence to Paddle the Tees?!

Just had a reply from the Operational Supervisor, British Waterways, Tees Barrage about paddling BELOW the barrage down to the sea: Not sure if you'd really want to though. I went for a training session below the barrage the other day with a couple of friends for a change of scenery and it is easy ...
by sandra
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Giant hedgehogs to protect fish from flying predators.
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Giant hedgehogs to protect fish from flying predators.

Awesome...I'm going hedgehog hunting tomorrow! Shouldn't the EA be looking after the interests of herons/cormorants etc. as well as fish? Dunno about lack of fish in the Wear, a HUGE one jumped out in front of me this morning and scared the hell out of me!
by sandra
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: which river running creeker for skinny lass?
Replies: 22
Views: 1361

Re: which river running creeker for skinny lass?

Hey, I weigh around 60kg and have a Jefe Chico. It's a fantastic boat although I think the next boat I buy will be something a bit bigger, but her being around 10kg lighter than me I think it'd be perfect. I paddled a medium Burn over the summer and really liked it, found it was a lot more forgiving...
by sandra
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Is more safety cover needed for Wild Water Raceing?
Replies: 50
Views: 3768

Re: Is more safety cover needed for Wild Water Raceing?

And 'Raceing'? Seriously???
by sandra
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Is more safety cover needed for Wild Water Raceing?
Replies: 50
Views: 3768

Re: Is more safety cover needed for Wild Water Raceing?

I accept that WW racers are supposed to be self sufficient but seriously question whether a 12 year old has the mental and physical resources to be so. Canoeing is an assumed risk sport but, as I understand it, a signed waiver does not exempt an organiser from accidents or injuries caused by neglig...
by sandra
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scotland.
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: Scotland.

banzer wrote:Great to see some of the less-filmed rivers on video! Some perfect levels there too. Bet you loved the Farigaig.

Now how about the lower falls of Foyers? ;-)
Yeah the battery on the camera ran out before then. Needless to say we all nailed it! :-)
by sandra
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where was everyone at the weekend?
Replies: 24
Views: 1369

Re: Where was everyone at the weekend?

My thoughts exactly Paul, I think he's cheating! As soon as he falls asleep on the flight we'll shave it off so he doesn't have a headstart on the other guys mwahahaha! We held out til 5 o'clock (with it raining all day) to head to the Tees hoping that HF-LF would have come up to a decent level, and...
by sandra
Mon May 09, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tribute to a True Paddling Hero
Replies: 4
Views: 2487

Tribute to a True Paddling Hero

No doubt 99% of people who read this post will have never heard of Paul Burgess who sadly passed away this Saturday at the grand old age of 84. However, out of the 1% that do, not one person would dispute my claim that Paul was one of the most inspirational kayakers ever to sit in a boat. When we me...
by sandra
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Runs?
Replies: 65
Views: 3476

Re: Worst Runs?

Gotta be the Atna river in Norway. Don't let the guidebook fool you, this may be the 'hidden highlight of Hedmark' but that must just mean that the rest of Hedmark is also dire (this is the only river we did in the region so can't really comment on the others though). Elbow pads come highly recommen...