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by Jokie
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Learn white water kayaking - London course
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Learn white water kayaking - London course

Want to learn white water kayaking? Join Regents Canoe Club's spring course with London canal & pool sessions (Thursday evenings) and real river trips. Costs cover accommodation, fuel, pool hire, food etc - all instruction provided free by qualified coaches and experienced club volunteers. Find out ...
by Jokie
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ashop Video
Replies: 11
Views: 2572

Re: River Ashop Video

Thanks for sharing. I'd not heard of the Ashop before, looks like a fun, remote run if you get the water. UKRGB guide here - http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/rive ... confluence
by Jokie
Sun May 17, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Kayaking course in London
Replies: 1
Views: 743

Kayaking course in London

Want to learn white water kayaking? Regents Canoe Club is running a July-August course with London canal & pool sessions & real river trips. Costs cover accommodation, fuel, pool hire, food etc - all instruction provided free by qualified coaches and experienced club volunteers. Find out more at htt...
by Jokie
Thu May 14, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pool depth for rolling practice?
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Pool depth for rolling practice?

We were lucky enough to have access to a pool with a wave machine. It was great fun until my mate tried rolling on a wave in the shallow end. He was okay, but the water turned very red and we've not been allowed to use the wave machine again :(
by Jokie
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: London white water kayaking course April-May
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

London white water kayaking course April-May

Want to learn white water kayaking? Still a few places left on this April-May course with London canal & pool sessions & real river trips. Costs cover accommodation, fuel, pool hire, food etc - all instruction provided free by qualified coaches and experienced club volunteers. Find out more at http:...
by Jokie
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Upper Dart, Westside.
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Upper Upper Dart, Westside.

Like it - but what's with the wobble-cam? It's kinda cool but I'm pretty sure I've not seen anything like that before.
by Jokie
Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ex-club kayaks for sale in London
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Ex-club kayaks for sale in London

All images are on the web link - http://www.regentscanoeclub.co.uk/secon ... sale-2014/ - let me know if you can't access them.
by Jokie
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ex-club kayaks for sale in London
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Ex-club kayaks for sale in London

Our club is clearing out some old and damaged kayaks, as below. Prices are negotiable. For images, more info and contact info please visit: http://www.regentscanoeclub.co.uk/second-hand-kayaks-for-sale-2014 LiquidLogic Lil Joe – (Orange) Normal wear and tear scratches – weld on bottom, purchased 200...
by Jokie
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe

Advice from Girl's Own Paper , 1895, as mentioned on QI last night - “It surprises us to find that a girl sufficiently educated to write and spell well should be so deplorably ignorant of the common rules of society to think that she may go out alone with a young man in his canoe.” This and other pe...
by Jokie
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Great White Shark goes for kayaker
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Great White Shark goes for kayaker

From BBC News - 'Shark attack kayakers' frantic emergency call' Two American kayakers had a lucky escape when the were attacked by a Great White Shark off the coast of Massachusetts. The women were rescued by the coast guard after making a frantic call for help. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-ca...
by Jokie
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating in London - UCL
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Boating in London - UCL

If you want to check out all your choices see http://canoelondon.com/canoe-clubs-in-london/ - I've put a full list of London clubs online there.
by Jokie
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak the Amazon
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Kayak the Amazon

Midge joined our club in London (Regents) and vowed this is what he was going to do. He trained, he saved, and then he went and did it. Hats off to him - an incredible trip! It's been entered for Canoe & Kayak's Expedition of the Year, you can vote for it here http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe-kayak-a...
by Jokie
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Lettmann paddles on Middle Guil
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Lost Lettmann paddles on Middle Guil

Lost by a mate on the Middle Guil, Thursday 19th June - Lettmann Ergonom Extreme paddles. Phone number is on paddles - 00 44 (0)7527 700 926. He'd really like them back - reward offered!
by Jokie
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Werner sidekicks on Chateau Q
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: Lost Werner sidekicks on Chateau Q

Try Vincent at http://www.queyraft.com/. Several of our club rafted Chateau Q on the Thursday and three support kayakers (or local paddlers) went in with them - and it looked like they came out with one or more rescued paddles.
by Jokie
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest Kayak Expedition On BBC 4 Saturday 28th Dec At 22:00
Replies: 72
Views: 6992

Re: Everest Kayak Expedition On BBC 4 Saturday 28th Dec At 2

Epic stuff! Should be on iplayer until 6th Jan at this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... _By_Canoe/.

Love the early GoPros - each the size of a toaster. It's old school but well worth a watch!
by Jokie
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: RIVER THAMES (Pimlico to Surrey Quays)
Replies: 1
Views: 3727

Re: RIVER THAMES (Pimlico to Surrey Quays)

More information on paddling the tidal Thames here http://canoelondon.com/kayaking-on-tida ... eadership/. Includes info on different sections and useful navigational / safety info. Definitely one of the best ways to see London - but get the tides right!
by Jokie
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canoeing by Reg Blomfield - classic BW film
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Canoeing by Reg Blomfield - classic BW film

For your viewing pleasure - Canoeing by Reg Blomfield http://canoelondon.com/canoeing-by-reg-blomfield/ . Made in the 1930s, the film quality is rough, but the skills are astonishing. Alongside traditional, and not so traditional paddle strokes, Reg demonstrates rescues (emptying a canoe with one ha...
by Jokie
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old Canoe Skills film
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Old Canoe Skills film

For your viewing pleasure - Canoeing by Reg Blomfield http://canoelondon.com/canoeing-by-reg-blomfield/. I've been meaning to share this classic slice of black and white goodness for a while.
by Jokie
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: RIVER WANDLE (Colliers Wood to Wandsworth)
Replies: 5
Views: 5957

Re: RIVER WANDLE (Colliers Wood to Wandsworth)

We recently paddled the Wandle when the EA online gauge (Wandle Park Main Channel) showed approx 7.2. This was too much water - the section with low pipes was unrunnable, with no obvious portage option. Great fun, but we only got half way before being forced to call it a day. Note that this river ca...
by Jokie
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: European Outdoor Film Tour - win London tickets
Replies: 0
Views: 315

European Outdoor Film Tour - win London tickets

Canoe London has teamed up with the European Outdoor Film Tour to offer a pair of free tickets to the UK finale on Saturday 23rd November, at London's Geographical Society. Check out the EOFT trailer for some high octane thrills! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjRtClxZDuI For a chance to win ticket...
by Jokie
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Win a FREE copy of Freestyle Kayak Moves
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Win a FREE copy of Freestyle Kayak Moves

Win a FREE copy of Freestyle Kayak Moves – the new DVD starring UK’s World Champions James Bebbington and Claire O’Hara! Freestyle Kayak Moves is a new and easy to follow DVD which demonstrates how to perform a wide range of moves – from a simple Spin to a complex Helix. The DVD covers all the curre...
by Jokie
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SEPA launches new mobile website for water users
Replies: 1
Views: 356

SEPA launches new mobile website for water users

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (25 April 2013) announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly website to make it even easier for fishermen, canoeists, walkers and other water users to plan their activities. Water levels monitored by SEPA at over 330 gauging stations acros...
by Jokie
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: RIVER RODING
Replies: 2
Views: 4078

Re: RIVER RODING

It's possible to paddle the River Roding upstream from Creekmouth, where the Roding meets the Thames, at least as far as Ilford Golf Course, then back again. There is free on-street parking on River Road in Barking and easy river access via Creekmouth Open Space. Get the tides right or the tidal sec...
by Jokie
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Path of the Paddle: Solo Whitewater - classic film
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

Path of the Paddle: Solo Whitewater - classic film

I stumbled across an online copy of this classic 1977 film by Bill Mason. on the National Film Board of Canada’s website. At the time I was seeking out copyright information for a much older film, 1935’s Canoeing by Reg Blomfield – which I hope to link to shortly. If you have not seen this film befo...
by Jokie
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Win tickets to the London BANFF Mountain Film Festival!
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Win tickets to the London BANFF Mountain Film Festival!

Canoe London has teamed up with the BANFF Mountain Film Festival to offer a free pair of tickets to one lucky winner, who can select a London screening date of their choice. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is tell us which types of kayaking or canoeing you enjoy participating i...
by Jokie
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ex-club boats for sale, London - £100 to £150!
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Ex-club boats for sale, London - £100 to £150!

Both Pyranah i3s, the Dagger GT and the Perception fly have now been sold or reserved.
by Jokie
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ex-club boats for sale, London - £100 to £150!
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Ex-club boats for sale, London - £100 to £150!

The Necky Gliss has now been reserved.

I'd buy an i3 myself but I've already got one in the hall and one in the garden. Three i3s is one i3 too many.
by Jokie
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Ex-club boats for sale, London - £100 to £150!
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Ex-club boats for sale, London - £100 to £150!

All prices open to offers. Must be able to collect from Regent Canoe Club in London N1 on a Monday or Thursday evening. For further details email Ian at web@regentscanoeclub.co.uk All boats have been well used and the outfitting is in need of some tender loving care. However the boats should give yo...
by Jokie
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe England brand awarness survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1537

Re: Canoe England brand awarness survey

Any chance to feedback to Canoe England has to be welcomed, and it's not all about 'brand values' and logos. The survey doesn't take long and includes several useful questions on your perceptions of canoeing in the UK - how you feel about it, and how you think the public feels about it. http://www.s...
by Jokie
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Game show challenges kids to run over rolling kayaks
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Game show challenges kids to run over rolling kayaks

Fun German game show clip. The challenge is for ten kids to run along a line of rolling kayaks in an Olympic sized swimming pool. Some make it, some don't! One to try at your next pool session? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx4AWkfoWLI http://www.canoelondon.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/1...