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by BoaterJH
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grim Stats
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: Grim Stats

Until there is a statutory responsibility to record water related deaths or injuries these statistics can only be taken with a pinch of salt.

Yes they report facts, but if they aren't told about an incident it won't make it on to the database!
by BoaterJH
Tue May 13, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety Kayakers Dorney 26th May
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Safety Kayakers Dorney 26th May

A friend is looking for a few more paid safety kayakers to help out with a swim event on 26th May Location: Dorney Lake, Time-8-1300 Pay, plus food. PM me for deatils for email charlie@swim-safety.co.uk. You never know if it keeps raining you could combine it with a session on the Thames! There migh...
by BoaterJH
Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dobbs Weir
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Dobbs Weir

Unless BW/Canals and rivers trust have opened some of the gates up then it is not worth bothering with.

I don't think they actually have anyone locally operating any of the gates.
by BoaterJH
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Race off Dorset Coast.
Replies: 23
Views: 4496

Re: Race off Dorset Coast.

I won't pass comment on the event as I was not there, however it is worth knowing that there is national govering body guidance published on running events like ski races and long distance swims.
by BoaterJH
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Witterings and surrounding areas...
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Witterings and surrounding areas...

Buy a decent diesel estate and get ready to do some miles driving to devon and cornwall!
by BoaterJH
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety Kayakers needed 8th July Milton Keynes
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Safety Kayakers needed 8th July Milton Keynes

I friend is looking for a few more safety kayakers for a triathlon in Milton Keynes. For full info get in touch with luke@swim-safety.co.uk Up to £40 a paddler so a good oppertunity to earn some money for you or your club if a group came. The event is based at Emberton Country Park and is AM only ev...
by BoaterJH
Tue May 08, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is White Water River Running A sport?
Replies: 43
Views: 2255

Re: Is White Water River Running A sport?

morsey wrote:I've changed my mind, the teacher is indeed an eegit, Kayaking has its own collection in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit section. Kayaking is a sport, FACT! :-)
Haven't we had the kayaking is/is not a sport debate before? I can't seem to find it searching "sport" and "kayaking".
by BoaterJH
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do i have weils?
Replies: 31
Views: 2327

Re: Do I have weils?

Phone NHS direct 0845 4647 explain the situation and tell them you are a canoist!! My advise would be don't wast your time doing this. Chances are they will just divert you to an ambulance. See your GP asap. No harm in it. Probably get your bloods done. Try and keep the fluids up in the mean time. ...
by BoaterJH
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One Day Like This - your perfect days
Replies: 24
Views: 2886

Re: One Day Like This - your perfect days

Perfection.

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by BoaterJH
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is the process for becoming a REC provider?
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: What is the process for becoming a REC provider?

BCU Lifeguards aquatic first aid trainer courses can be found here: http://www.bculifeguards.org.uk/files/r ... idance.pdf

Course details/contacts can be found here http://www.bculifeguards.org.uk/training.php
by BoaterJH
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paid Safety Kayakers needed UK IronMan 31st July Bolton
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Paid Safety Kayakers needed UK IronMan 31st July Bolton

Even thought I am a southerner I know it's not Bolton! The event just finishes in Bolton!

Still more people needed!

Drop me an email or a PM if you are able to help!
by BoaterJH
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can I get out of Thames at Westminster Bridge in kayak?
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: Can I get out of Thames at Westminster Bridge in kayak?

Options river right slipway at Vauxhaul next to the James Bond building.

Steps river right just after Westminster Bridge.

Beach on the right just after the eye at certain states of the tide.

Or keep going a mile or so to shadwell basin river left and get out at the steps next to the pub.
by BoaterJH
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paid Safety Kayakers needed UK IronMan 31st July Bolton
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Paid Safety Kayakers needed UK IronMan 31st July Bolton

More safety kayakers are needed to help out at the UK Iron Man Race. The UK Iron Man race is on 31st July at Pennington Flash. The event is an early morning start but you should be done within a couple of hours. Requirements: -Minimum BCU 2 star (standard) - CST / FS&R / SESA* Preferable - Motivated...
by BoaterJH
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paid Safety Kayakers Wanted Hampton Court 17th July
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Paid Safety Kayakers Wanted Hampton Court 17th July

Come and be part of the biggest swim event on the River Thames! Paid Safety Kayakers are needed for Hampton Court to Kingston River Swim on 17th July 7 a.m. to lunch time. Requirements: -Minimum BCU 2 star (standard) - CST / FS&R / SESA* Preferable - Motivated, friendly & able to work within a team ...
by BoaterJH
Sat May 21, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety Kayakers Wanted Dorney Lakes 28th May
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Safety Kayakers Wanted Dorney Lakes 28th May

Still few more safety kayakers needed!

Drop info@swim-safety.co.uk an email if you are keen.
by BoaterJH
Sat May 14, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety Kayakers Wanted Dorney Lakes 28th May
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Safety Kayakers Wanted Dorney Lakes 28th May

A few more safety kayakers are needed for the Human Race Speedo 10K swim on Saturday 28th May. The swim is at Dorney Rowing Lake near Windsor. The event should only last to early afternoon and there is a small payment available for giving up your time. If you want any more details email info@swim-sa...
by BoaterJH
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coastguard Expansion?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Coastguard Expansion?

Haven't listened to a forecast in a while but I know we are expanding the coastguard....

....in the Seychelles!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 49907.html
by BoaterJH
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LVWWC - The legacy Loop
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: LVWWC - The legacy Loop

I was told that they dug their own bore hole and get fresh spring water from underground, if that is the case then I could imagine the water being a lot cleaner and clearer than the River Lee water. I would second that! The water on the course is from a bore hole and is treated as far as I know. Th...
by BoaterJH
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it possible to book paddling sessions at Broxbourne yet?
Replies: 44
Views: 2811

Re: Is it possible to book paddling sessions at Broxbourne y

The long and the short of it is that members of the BCU are negotiating access with or without the help of HYMB.

There is no need to negotiate access to any of the water in Lea valley, like there is no need to negotiate access anywhere in England.
by BoaterJH
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it possible to book paddling sessions at Broxbourne yet?
Replies: 44
Views: 2811

Re: Is it possible to book paddling sessions at Broxbourne y

Talking of legacy... Canoe england on facestalk book: It is a canoe site for the Olympics but there are fantastic legacy plans for it and the surrounding area. We have been working very hard with Lea Valley Regional Park who will manage the site to ensure there is a strong legacy plan in place... so...
by BoaterJH
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone had problems with Virgin Airlines 23kg weight limit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Re: Anyone had problems with Virgin Airlines 23kg weight lim

You shouldn't have any problems. You have your 23k of sports luggage and 23k of normal luggage plus hand luggage! My surf kayak bag was just over as it had bits of other kit in it, but my hold bag was only 8k so they just waved it though. Can try the old "ill just hold the boat steady on the scales"...
by BoaterJH
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How many runs of the U. Dart will Rich Brooks do in 24 hrs?
Replies: 83
Views: 7671

Re: How many runs of the U. Dart will Rich Brooks do in 24 h

Love the shot at 7.10, never seen video from up that high.
by BoaterJH
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What to have in First Aid Kit
Replies: 145
Views: 6119

Re: What to have in First Aid Kit

Aspirin for a MI is still in the UK resus council guidelines for medical emergencies and taught by many ambulance services and by voluntary ambulance services.

As for what should be in a kit... Well can't you do almost anything with ducktape! ;-)
by BoaterJH
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Booking for groups at Broxbourne
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Booking for groups at Broxbourne

From what I have seen and experienced of the Olympic course is defo worth £20 a session. The course is better than any other artificial course in my opinion and is a amazing resource for the UK and the South East. Where else can you get good reliable moving water in the South East for £20 including ...
by BoaterJH
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: AEDs for paddlers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2641

Re: AEDs for paddlers?

I have witnessed two failed attempts to revive drowning victims through CPR, so this is of more than academic interest. Anyone have experience of this sort of thing? Have they been carried and used by paddlers yet? I think it will only be a few years before AEDs or semi AEDs become a lot, lot cheap...
by BoaterJH
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coastguard Closures
Replies: 51
Views: 3436

Re: Coastguard Closures

Latest info on the coastguard cuts from the horses mouth.

http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Playe ... ingId=7625
by BoaterJH
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SAR Helicopters safe for a little bit longer!
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: SAR Helicopters safe for a little bit longer!

Charged or not I am glad that the plans are on hold. The proposed plans reduced hello cover, fact. No matter how fast the new choppers are they are going to take longer to get the remote areas, or the areas where cover has been reduced or removed. Also take a some of the flooding we have experienced...
by BoaterJH
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SAR Helicopters safe for a little bit longer!
Replies: 8
Views: 630

SAR Helicopters safe for a little bit longer!

Rather embarrising for the MOD and MCGA. Looks like the privatisation of all the SAR helicopters is on hold for the moment. Prince Williams job is safe for a bit longer! "A £6bn privatisation of Britain's search and rescue service has been halted after the Ministry of Defence discovered one of its o...