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by smokey
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted: FSRT Course Provider
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Wanted: FSRT Course Provider

Looking for someone to provide a good quality FSRT course at Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland at some point in the months January to March.

Interested providers, please e-mail me: haydockm@gordonstoun.org.uk
by smokey
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Intermediate Coaching the Mind wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Intermediate Coaching the Mind wanted

As it says on the tin.

Many thanks.
by smokey
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Return of BCU UKCC Portfolios
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Return of BCU UKCC Portfolios

I haven't met an assessor who hasn't told candidates to make a copy of their paperwork before sending/handing it in. That way, should it get lost in the post/system you won't have to got chasing mentors for signatures etc. Being told to make copies is fine - but quite simply Why should people have ...
by smokey
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Return of BCU UKCC Portfolios
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Return of BCU UKCC Portfolios

The bugbear of many coaches I am sure, but when is this likely to be resolved and candidates can rightfully have the product of their own hard work back in their own possession?
by smokey
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: ### FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5 ###
Replies: 1
Views: 336

### FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5 ###

Hello All, Got a red Dagger Axiom 8.5 for sale. Usual river running scratches, but no splits or welds - good condition. Based in Lancashire, collection preferred but can ship for additional charge. Price: £450 ONO Pictures will be uploaded in the next few days, along with an ebay and facebook listin...
by smokey
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Old Everests etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Wanted: Old Everests etc.

On the lookout for some old longer kayaks that are in good condition to build a temporary fleet.

Old Everests, Mountain Bats, Creek Bats, Dancers etc.

Please post if you have anything suitable for sale, or e-mail haydockm@gordonstoun.org.uk

Matt
by smokey
Fri May 17, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Austria River Levels...
Replies: 57
Views: 10282

Re: Austria River Levels...

Steve many thanks for your detailed response - uber helpful!
by smokey
Fri May 17, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Arkle Beck
Replies: 7
Views: 4559

Re: Arkle Beck

Matt's Dad: I felt compelled to comment on this, as a good friend of mine died tragically open canoeing after his boat was pinned on a tree on the River Eamont, Autumn last year. I went through the same things in my mind - but I drew this conclusion. First and foremost, you are going through somethi...
by smokey
Thu May 16, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Austria River Levels...
Replies: 57
Views: 10282

Re: Austria River Levels...

Any indication at present as to whether levels will still hold for early August?

Many thanks
Matt
by smokey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5

AND AGAIN
by smokey
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5

BUMP UP
by smokey
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5
Replies: 2
Views: 319

FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5

FOR SALE: Dagger Axiom 8.5

Red

Good condition - usual scratches associated with WW paddling. No welds or repairs.

£450 ONO. Cash on collection or can be shipped for ~£40

Based in Elgin, Scotland

Photos to follow soon

haydockm@gordonstoun.org.uk for enquiries

Matt
by smokey
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Brookbank Perth to Re Open under new Ownership
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

Re: Brookbank Perth to Re Open under new Ownership

orton1966 wrote:I do hope it (Perth) remains a shop that sells a variety of kayak and canoe brands for the good of the paddle-sport market in Scotland.
Here here!
by smokey
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Brookbank Perth to Re Open under new Ownership
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

Re: Brookbank Perth to Re Open under new Ownership

Great news! The service at Perth we've received so far has been excellent as well as friendly; and I'm sure that will continue with the new branding.

Best of luck from the staff at Gordonstoun School Outdoor Education Department. We'll no doubt be in touch in 2013.

Matt
by smokey
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Watned: 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Watned: 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

Bump - any 2013 dates welcomed
by smokey
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted: 4 Star Canoe Leader Assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Wanted: 4 Star Canoe Leader Assessment

Bump

Thanks for the offer Ken, I may well be in touch if I cannot find a Scottish provider closer to home.

Anyone else?
by smokey
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Watned: 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Watned: 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

Looking for a 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Assessment - dates between now and April 2013.

SCOTLAND based.

Many thanks in advance,
Matt
by smokey
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Wanted: 4 Star Canoe Leader Assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Wanted: 4 Star Canoe Leader Assessment

Looking for a 4 Star Canoe Leader Assessment - dates between now and April 2013.

Based in Elgin, Scotland - but happy to travel to Perthshire or the West.

Many thanks in advance,
Matt
by smokey
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Repair Kit contents
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Repair Kit contents

What does everyone carry in their repair kit when White Water Kayaking, say class 4 or above, remote gorges etc.?

Answers greatly received.
by smokey
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: AWE Q&A
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: AWE Q&A

Helpful comments Simon, many thanks. Interesting potential developments at 5 star level as well.
by smokey
Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: AWE Q&A
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

AWE Q&A

Here's a little exam paper for you folks: Q1: Is the Moderate Water Endorsement an essential pre-requisite for the Advanced Water Endorsement (taking "old" BCU Level 3 out of the equation), or will BCU/UKCC Level 2 with a 5 star suffice? If MWE is an essential pre-requisite, Why? Q2: Despite my unde...
by smokey
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap hostels North Wales
Replies: 12
Views: 902

Re: Cheap hostels North Wales

Cheers for all the suggestions folks!
by smokey
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap hostels North Wales
Replies: 12
Views: 902

Cheap hostels North Wales

As it says on the tin.

Llanberis / Betws-y-Coed / Bangor / good suggestion

Please and Thank you.

Matt x
by smokey
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tree River Eamont
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Tree River Eamont

Local fire service have asked definite caution to be advised concerning a large fallen tree that has been reported on the River Eamont in the Lakes (Ullswater to Brougham Castle) downstream of Dalemain House.

Apparently it is at grid ref: NY 483270.

Matt
by smokey
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5 --> £450
Replies: 2
Views: 282

FS: Dagger Axiom 8.5 --> £450

Dagger Axiom 8.5 FOR SALE

Colour: Red

Based in: Cumbria - but can deliver to Lancashire or Yorkshire.

Usual river scratches - no other defects.

£450.

If you're interested or want photos...
E-mail: haydockmatthew <at> gmail <dot> com


Cheers,
Matt
by smokey
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 12
Views: 5564

Re: Sad news

The events of Sunday afternoon have left a family, his hometown, a rural community, an outdoor centre and countless friends from as-far-a-field as Greece and Norway deeply shocked and saddened. Whilst it is of course inappropriate to go into the specifics of what happened that afternoon, the short a...
by smokey
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Silecroft?
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Silecroft?

Moving to the Lakes and after having a scope out on MSW, it seems Silecroft is the surf spot of the Cumbrian West Coast. Is it any good - how many days do you get some good surf on average per month? Any reefs/rips/access problems? Is there anywhere equally good close to the Lakes without the drive ...
by smokey
Wed May 11, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Southern French Alps levels - 2011 season?
Replies: 93
Views: 27705

Southern French Alps levels - 2011 season?

Apologies if a thread is already underway, but after a brief search, only comments from March proved fruitful. Whilst it is of course to be expected that there will always be something to paddle in the Hautes Alpes region, and that the "business-as-usual" student frenzy through June will be cracking...
by smokey
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Organising Team Required - Student Boater X 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Organising Team Required - Student Boater X 2011

The Student Boater X has been going for a few years now, but now to keep the great tradition alive requires an organiser or team of organisers to take it on. Myself and Andy J from Leeds University were the organisers last year, and many of you will know Tom Laws was the organiser for the years befo...
by smokey
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very high tides this coming weekend
Replies: 41
Views: 3642

Re: Very high tides this coming weekend

Based on this, what are people's reckonings for the Arnside bore?