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by SWPaddler
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Suboptimal trip end - Medway Forts
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Suboptimal trip end - Medway Forts

Interesting little film about a man who camped on Darnet island for 45 days. It's worth watching when you have a quiet evening.

by SWPaddler
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: Club membership management systems

Just to let you know Webcollect has provided a new report to make life easier for Treasurers. It is called a gocardless report and provides payment information for a date range, and then shows the orders that have been placed to match with the money that is received. Go to the Admin page and look lo...
by SWPaddler
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership management systems
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: Club membership management systems

Guilty m'lud: https://webcollect.org.uk/pub/about_us See the management team Canoe Clubs using Webcollect https://webcollect.org.uk/ss/canoeing Canoe club template https://webcollect.org.uk/samplecc BC is planning a system but they haven't provided the details yet. There will be more information at ...
by SWPaddler
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trips with shuttles by public transport
Replies: 18
Views: 1522

Sea kayak trips with shuttles by public transport

I know of a few. Have you any more suggestions? • Brixham to Kingswear. Shuttle by Stagecoach bus number 18 • Plymouth: Calstock to Tamar Bridge East side. Shuttle by train from St Budeaux to Calstock. This shuttle is easier than the drive. • Plymouth: Lynher river from Notter Bridge to Saltash. Shu...
by SWPaddler
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY
Replies: 11
Views: 2648

Re: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY

Thank you to everyone for the information and advice. BC nationally and locally are being very helpful and there is a strong campaign now trying to obtain information and examine the issues in detail. Reply to Franky. Good question and one that we have asked as well. Whilst we are told that the zone...
by SWPaddler
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY
Replies: 11
Views: 2648

Re: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY

Hi Nigel Yes it is me. It was good trip to Cardiff that day and one of the more interesting paddles that I have done. Not sure I paddled that fast. I have paddled on the Severn estuary a few times since, particularly around the bridges and from Sharpness to Clevedon. The estuary is a beautiful place...
by SWPaddler
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY
Replies: 11
Views: 2648

Re: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY

Thank you for the replies. I will look at those sites and see what habitat mitigation is happening there. The proposals are for 2 zones initially, but the project proposal shows that the intention is to affect more of the estuary. The area that will be available for paddling is the channel which oft...
by SWPaddler
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY
Replies: 11
Views: 2648

PADDLING TO BE BANNED ON THE RIVER EXE ESTUARY

Sadly I am not joking. The three local councils adjacent to the estuary are planning to introduce two voluntary exclusion zones on the Exe Estuary, one between Lympstone and Exmouth and the other at Dawlish Warren. Both zones will have a big impact on all watersports activities including paddling, s...
by SWPaddler
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bank account suitable for a canoe club
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Bank account suitable for a canoe club

Barclays and Lloyds provide dual signatory facilities for online payments for clubs. Lloyds set up is by telephone and a nightmare. Barclays is ok as you can do it in branch. We are not paying any bank charges. One tip for trying to protect your club bank accounts from fraud. Have 2 bank accounts. O...
by SWPaddler
Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paul Owen OBE
Replies: 21
Views: 2685

Paul Owen OBE

Paul William Owen. Formerly chief executive, British Canoe Union. For services to canoeing. (Wargrave, Berkshire)
by SWPaddler
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creeking shoes for ladies?
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: Creeking shoes for ladies?

I use shoes by Keen. Good wide shoes with a grippy sole. I think the model might be gypsum.
by SWPaddler
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Teign - A382 Bridge to Steps Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 11201

Re: River Teign - A382 Bridge to Steps Bridge

Message from one of our club members. Between Dogmarsh Bridge and the salmon leap weir on the River Teign is a ruined metal bridge which tends to catch trees. I walked past there today and noticed another tree has become wedged under the bridge. At the moment the river is surprisingly low, but if th...
by SWPaddler
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wed 6 August TV Man Eater of the Congo
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Wed 6 August TV Man Eater of the Congo

More 4 9pm

American kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic venture deep into the Congo to track down and capture one of the world's deadliest predators: a massive Nile crocodile.
by SWPaddler
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: South West BCU Clubs: Grants Available
Replies: 0
Views: 356

South West BCU Clubs: Grants Available

The Canoe England South West Regional Development Team has £2,500 available for grants for South West Canoe England affiliated clubs to support coaching and leadership awards and equipment purchases. The deadline for applications is 11 March 2014. For an application form please send an email to secr...
by SWPaddler
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grants etc for clubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: Grants etc for clubs?

Grants we have achieved: County Sports Partnership for L1 and L2: about £2,000 over 6 years Sport England Small Capital Grants £10,000 for boats. This is the replacement for Awards for All where we got £7,000. Canoe England Regional Development Team: about £1,000 for 4* and 5*. Canoe England does tr...
by SWPaddler
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: France tideraces
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: France tideraces

Hi

Here's a video of the Sea Kayaking Cornwall's visit to the French tidal races in 2012. It was fantastic.



SKC have another trip planned for September 2014.

http://www.seakayakingcornwall.com/expe ... ough-water
by SWPaddler
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Disposing of flares^
Replies: 22
Views: 4482

Re: Disposing of flares

Exmouth tip used to accept flares. Now the website says:

Non-acceptable
••Fireworks, flares, explosives and ammunition - please contact your local police for advice.
by SWPaddler
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An Open Letter to Paul Owens
Replies: 73
Views: 8038

Re: An Open Letter to Paul Owens

Jargon translation request please for Paul Owen's letter. What does

"With our participant develop modelling (PDM) completed" mean?

SWP
by SWPaddler
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat transport South of England to Strathclyde
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: Boat transport South of England to Strathclyde

Hi Peter

I am going from Exeter to Skye via Rugby and Tryweryn leaving Thursday and arriving Sunday. If this helps call me on 01392 438676.

I cannot seem to send pm.

Jane
by SWPaddler
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 16 hr first aid, L1, L2 at Exeter Canoe Club
Replies: 0
Views: 440

16 hr first aid, L1, L2 at Exeter Canoe Club

Exeter Canoe Club is organising some courses this summer and a few places are available to non club members. The details are as follows: 16 hour first aid 23/24 March. Cost £50 (due on booking). Level 1 course: 20, 21, 27, 28 April. Cost £150 (due on booking). Level 2 training: 6, 7, 13, 14 July. Co...
by SWPaddler
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Club subscription software
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Club subscription software

Clubs may be interested in some software that will manage club subscriptions It is an online system specifically designed for clubs and societies to help make life easier. It is called WebCollect, and allows you to: •Manage all your membership data •Handle subscriptions, including family & junior me...
by SWPaddler
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: kayaking kit for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: kayaking kit for sale

Hi

Is the helmet still for sale? Could you let me know? Thanks

Jane
01392 438676
by SWPaddler
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: yet more advice on choosing a sea kayak
Replies: 12
Views: 1450

Re: yet more advice on choosing a sea kayak

If you are coming to Exeter drop in on Exeter CC at the same time as our taller club paddlers have boats that might suit you and which you could probably try for a quick paddle.

Tuesdays at 6pm would be a good time to come along for this.
by SWPaddler
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Exeter proposed hydroelectric scheme for Pots
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

Re: Exeter proposed hydroelectric scheme for Pots

No sign of Transition Exeter at the Guildhall today at 3.30pm.
by SWPaddler
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: St David's rescue^
Replies: 214
Views: 21230

Re: St David's rescue

When asking whether the BCU might look into the number of rescues, one committee which might do so is the Sea Touring Committee. But then we find that it appears not to have any elections, published minutes etc. Perhaps we need to push the BCU / CE into getting its committees in order so that they d...
by SWPaddler
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Exeter proposed hydroelectric scheme for Pots
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

Exeter proposed hydroelectric scheme for Pots

http://www.energyshare.com/exe-hydro/

Apparently it is proposed to put schemes on all three Exeter weirs with the Trews scheme being done by Exeter City Council and the others by Transition Exeter.
by SWPaddler
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has the Tavy made you sick?
Replies: 35
Views: 4181

Re: Has the Tavy made you sick?

I am pursuing this matter with the EA and will report back when I have any news.

This is the what we need the EA to do:

http://www.osadvertiser.co.uk/news/skel ... -30479726/
by SWPaddler
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Opinions on the pilgrim please
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Opinions on the pilgrim please

If you are very diddy the Avocet LV is a fab boat. I love mine.