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by SDG
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley Feature Names?
Replies: 12
Views: 2216

Re: Lee Valley Feature Names?

Mike79 wrote:I imagine they have a name for the wave at the first large eddy river left as they use it a lot for rafts to surf. Anyone know what that is?
The Whole Truth. (After The Truth and before So Help Me God)
by SDG
Mon May 04, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Hefty Swim
Replies: 13
Views: 3094

Re: Hefty Swim

Some options: a) re-enter and roll out back, paddle back through surf zone in swamped boat. b) in surf zone: re-flip and bodyboard back in on the back deck (lift the front end of boat and flip over to empty most of water out, your own buoyancy should allow you to get it mostly empty - like a 1 man c...
by SDG
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: FSRT SIGNATURES NEEDED
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: FSRT SIGNATURES NEEDED

Remember not just any FSRT provider can sign you off. Now you need an FSRT provider who has paid the BCU to go on a moderation course so that they can sign that logbook for you!?! Yes, seriously.

http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/coachin ... oderation/
by SDG
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Surf 3 Star Training / Assessment courses
Replies: 0
Views: 1326

Surf 3 Star Training / Assessment courses

I am on a quest to get my mod water & 3 star provider boxes ticked in both Surf & Sea, so am on the look out for courses to observe / shadow. There is only one 3 Star Surf course registered on the BCU website for 2015, but training courses dont need registration. If anyone knows of any opportunities...
by SDG
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU MWE changes
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: BCU MWE changes

Response from the BCU: "In answer to your question, as a MWE trainee you will be covered as long as you are working alongside a coach who is qualified to work in that environment." So fine for disciplines where coaches are 10 a penny like WW, but probably the final nail in the coffin of the BCU surf...
by SDG
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Sea Kayaking
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: Sea Kayaking

Hi guys, Northants based but my sea boat is currently in the north east.
by SDG
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: beaches in devon
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: beaches in devon

Not done much in Devon but Bigbury / Bantham was pretty awesome.
by SDG
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU MWE changes
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: BCU MWE changes

I would presume that you would be insured to coach in the MWE environment as a MWE 'trainee' under the BCU insurance. My question to the BCU would be, 'am I insured to work in the appropriate award environment as an award trainee?` Exactly. And the response from the English Coaching Manager at the ...
by SDG
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU MWE changes
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

BCU MWE changes

I received an email from the BCU recently explaining changes to the MWE system: From Jan 2015 following a MWE training course you must log "A minimum of 15 quality coaching sessions delivered in the specific moderate water environment after Moderate Water Endorsement Training" before then going for ...
by SDG
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in the North East
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Paddling in the North East

Hi Chris, which club is this?
by SDG
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Transporting a surf Kayak
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

You buy a surf bus, then the boat fits inside!
by SDG
Sun May 04, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Gadget on the Bullitt X S
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Gadget on the Bullitt X S

Well that boat is for sale in the surf section at the moment so you could post and ask the seller. He calls it a suicide block.
by SDG
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Mega Neutron RV Superlite
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Mega Neutron RV Superlite

Mega Neutron RV in Superlite construction. Bought new from Mega in 2008. Purple with silver swirls, white hull. Boat is currently near Kettering NN14 but I am regularly at Lee Valley and Nene Whitewater. I occasionally travel up to Scarborough and delivery could be arranged. Great first surf boat th...
by SDG
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Jemski
Replies: 12
Views: 1729

Re: Jemski

Photos or it didn't happen!
by SDG
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 3* Surf advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: 3* Surf advice needed

Skern Lodge in Devon or Shoreline Activities in Bude.
by SDG
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Level 2
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: BCU Level 2

That document is 2 years out of date. I am surprised I haven't seen any threads about this years changes to the coaching scheme yet, maybe it has slipped under the radar: http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/tests-i-awards/coaching-qualifications-courses/bcu-i-ukcc-level-2/ We can now be a L2 kayak coach...
by SDG
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Logging Hours, Can anyone Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: Logging Hours, Can anyone Help

Hi James, where are you doing your assessment? Only one I have found so far for this year is at the Lodge.
by SDG
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secret Society Canoe Clubs
Replies: 94
Views: 6042

Re: Secret Society Canoe Clubs

High maintenance or just financially better off joining a facebook group for free and not having to learn the secret handshake? You obviously only hear what you want to and don't listen to others C You'd have known what the alleged issues were. C Reread the thread. There are only so many times I ca...
by SDG
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secret Society Canoe Clubs
Replies: 94
Views: 6042

Re: Secret Society Canoe Clubs

It seems that in the region I have moved to the norm is for clubs to either not organise programmes in advance (keep this weekend free in Jan so we can go to the Dart... Bear in mind this sport is water dependant, how can you plan a trip two months or more in advance when there might be a winter lo...
by SDG
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kayak instructors
Replies: 14
Views: 1540

Re: kayak instructors

That would depend entirely on the agreement you had with that person when you employed them. The specific role of a coach is to provide coaching. As for responsibilities: coming back with the same number of 15 year olds you went out with is always good. More info required.
by SDG
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: fins?
Replies: 23
Views: 4354

Re: fins?

Currently using cjbs on my ski - no complaints, just want to try some smaller, also they are a bit battered. Not tried them on my boat though so can't compare them with mega fins - I think I did try at one time and they didnt quite fit the fin boxes.
by SDG
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: fins?
Replies: 23
Views: 4354

Re: fins?

Christmas is coming, and I was going to get some 2.5" fins - only I can no longer find any anymore! Smallest kayak fins I can find online are 3", does anyone know of anywhere to get 2.5s?
by SDG
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secret Society Canoe Clubs
Replies: 94
Views: 6042

Re: Secret Society Canoe Clubs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/188359074693957/

Facebook group for Beds / Cambs / Northants paddlers
by SDG
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Northants / beds / cambs paddlers
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Northants / beds / cambs paddlers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/188359074693957/

Facebook group for Beds / Cambs / Northants paddlers
by SDG
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secret Society Canoe Clubs
Replies: 94
Views: 6042

Re: Secret Society Canoe Clubs

How can it really be too much trouble for a perspective member to want to know what sort of trips a club goes on and how often, and to know that they are organised far enough in advance to arrange work around the trips? He's not really asking clubs to change what they do or anything, he's just aski...
by SDG
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Calender ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Calender ideas

Hull uni
by SDG
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secret Society Canoe Clubs
Replies: 94
Views: 6042

Re: Secret Society Canoe Clubs

Hi SDG You seem to have got the situation back to front, clubs are not a business its folk who put some time into supporting others to learn the skills and create a safe structure to work in. They dont owe you anything, and if they are not what you want, walk away. Or you could start an informal pa...
by SDG
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secret Society Canoe Clubs
Replies: 94
Views: 6042

Re: Secret Society Canoe Clubs

Maybe I have been spoiled in the past, being a member of clubs that set a programme of trips 6 months ahead so that people like myself who work most weekends have a chance to get the right weekend booked off every month. How hard can it be? If you're interested I can give you the dates for the Feb ...
by SDG
Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED perception Blaze
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: WANTED perception Blaze

Where are you based?