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by Pat R
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canyon Gear (boat bags) - sad news & opportunity
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: Canyon Gear (boat bags) - sad news & opportunity

I'm very sorry to here this. Delia is a lovely cheerful lady and Jeff was always there supporting her. She made great kit. I wish her well.
by Pat R
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Re: Club membership management systems

I have to disagree that accounts reconciliation is more difficult with WebCollect. It takes me under 15 minutes per month. I create and download the financial report from WebCollect to a spreadsheet, create a pivot table to show the categories of income against the payment methods and manually enter...
by Pat R
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Re: Club membership management systems

I have no experience of membershipmojo but our club uses WebCollect which we have found excellent. Their support is superb. May other canoe clubs also use them.
by Pat R
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4312

Re: Paddling into your thirties

I started at about 37 on flat water, took up white water a couple of years later and still get out at every opportunity. I'm now 70 and have no intention of stopping until I physically can't do it any more. Just paddle!
by Pat R
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: Competition – Name this new rapid on the Greta

Desdemona .....the demon daughter of Desmond
by Pat R
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ACCESS – PLEASE, everyone fill this in.
Replies: 19
Views: 1198

Re: ACCESS – PLEASE, everyone fill this in.

Done. Let's get this spread far and wide! Your mates, your club etc. Probably the best opportunity to get access clear in law. This could eventually improve things in England too.
by Pat R
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Court Case
Replies: 17
Views: 7092

Re: Pyranha Court Case

by Pat R
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Angling Trust - More Saber rattling, or serious this time?
Replies: 89
Views: 9440

Re: Angling Trust - More Saber rattling, or serious this tim

From Mark Lloyd, Fish Legal http://www.fishingmagic.com/forums/gene ... ost1314271

Our legal case continues, we are just working through a 14 page response from the BCU's solicitors.
by Pat R
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: the One Show tonight
Replies: 28
Views: 3275

Re: the One Show tonight

Mark Lloyd of the Angling Trust comments on the interview. The BCU's solicitors have responded. http://www.fishingmagic.com/forums/general-fishing/353683-rev-caffyn-one-show-4.html#post1314271 As usual with the media, 3 hours of filming were edited into a short clip and some of my comments were repo...
by Pat R
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: J R Hartleys River Swale.
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: J R Hartleys River Swale.

And all that arm waving and shouting didn't scare the fish?
by Pat R
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: streamlyte paddles
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: streamlyte paddles

There is a list of dealers here. http://www.streamlyte.com/dealers.html
by Pat R
Tue May 21, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Equality in our sport
Replies: 19
Views: 1801

Re: Equality in our sport

Done. Every one of us should be signing this!
by Pat R
Thu May 31, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Carbon Kevlar
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Carbon Kevlar

I see that you are in Stratford so I suggest that you try Pete Howard of Paddle Sport Designs at Compton Verney. Pete designs and makes Streamlyte paddles and runs the Canoe Polo Zone, designing and making polo boats amongst other things. He should be able to give some advice and supply you. http://...
by Pat R
Thu May 10, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats on Public Transport
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Boats on Public Transport

Hi Clarky This may help in your decision. Formal National Express Luggage Policy You are allowed to take onto a service one or two medium sized suitcases or rucksacks (no more than 20kg per item) free of charge and one small piece of soft hand luggage. In this context hand luggage means something th...
by Pat R
Thu May 10, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats on Public Transport
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Boats on Public Transport

Hi Clarky

I think that coach is more likely to accept your boat but prior written agreement is needed. A friend went by coach to Heathrow with no problem but on his return journey the driver refused to accept his boat. He had to ring a friend to drive to the airport to collect him.

Pat
by Pat R
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What feather for scouts paddles
Replies: 35
Views: 1212

Re: What feather for scouts paddles

A few years back I had severe wrist problems and was unable to paddle for over a year. When I was able to start gentle paddling again I borrowed a set of Streamlyte paddles with adjustable feather and length in order to find what feather angle gave the least wrist rotation in paddling. I played arou...
by Pat R
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart Staverton Access hassles
Replies: 28
Views: 4082

Re: River Dart Staverton Access hassles

Brevan wrote
We were also stopped from using the Butterfly Farm Car park on Sunday morning.
Brevan what was the reason?

Pat
by Pat R
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Children's paddles
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: Children's paddles

Oh, I forgot to mention, the Galasport paddles in the cheapest glass construction are only around the £100 mark which makes them cheaper than most of the other options. . Streamlyte KidzStix are about £70-£80 depending on where you buy them. I'm another Streamlyte fan! Just look at user comments on...
by Pat R
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Slalom
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Slalom

Chaucer wrote:- my local clubs would be Cherwell or Banbury, but neither of them offer slalom, and I am not sure how much white water they do either. Cherwell do little slalom these days although some members still compete. We do however do white water, from local weirs and the Nene to Wales, Devon ...
by Pat R
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your never to old to go paddling
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Your never to old to go paddling

I have a friend who is 78 years old and has a heart pacemaker. He regularly joins us for our Dart trips but can't make the January one. Why? Because he is off to New Zealand to paddle the Kaituna, grade 5!
by Pat R
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Athens WhiteWater course
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Athens WhiteWater course

It appears to now be part of a theme park but does still appear to be open for kayaking! http://www.hellinikonparks.gr/ Most of the information is in Greek but the directions give office phone numbers which may help you. +30-210-9855199 or +30- 210 9848676. P.S Just found an email address as well in...
by Pat R
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sustainability Committee in Betws today
Replies: 26
Views: 1810

Re: Sustainability Committee in Betws today

Josh, Can I suggest that you and your friends write the incident up and submit it to Mick Bates . It shows what is going on even as the committee is gathering evidence. Although the written consultation has closed they do appear to have accepted some relevant information later, so they may accept ev...
by Pat R
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19980

Re: Problems on the River Avon

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Pat R wrote:
You'll be referring to the River Avon which is a public navigation then.
The Warwickshire Avon is a public navigation but I don't think that the Hampshire Avon is.
By Statute Charles II

http://www.canoeist.co.uk/wps/jun07/hq/page22.pdf
I stand corrected!

Pat
by Pat R
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems on the River Avon
Replies: 78
Views: 19980

Re: Problems on the River Avon

Adrian
You'll be referring to the River Avon which is a public navigation then.
The Warwickshire Avon is a public navigation but I don't think that the Hampshire Avon is.

Pat
by Pat R
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pool sessions and lifeguards
Replies: 17
Views: 1051

Re: Pool sessions and lifeguards

The BCU say in their guidance that a level 1 coach is needed for a club session. Much more information in the guidance:-

http://www.bcu.org.uk/files/Swimming%20 ... idance.pdf

We run our pool sessions with no pool lifeguards and a level 2 or level 3 coach.

Pat
by Pat R
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Near Banbury ??
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: Paddling Near Banbury ??

As Adrian says Banbury Canoe Club, http://www.banburycanoe.org.uk is predominantly a flat water club. The other club in Banbury is Cherwell Canoe Club http://www.cherwellcc.org.uk which caters for polo and white water, but yes we do have to travel for it!