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by andypagett
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Please can you advise of Start Launch Sites on River Wye from Hereford & further upstream
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Please can you advise of Start Launch Sites on River Wye from Hereford & further upstream

In addition to the guides on this site, you can download the entire guide which has the information you want here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -river-wye
by andypagett
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

For many people wanting to 'get into' canoeing or kayaking, what they are after is the very independence described in the first three awards. They don't need a list of fancy strokes to be performed to perfection, they just need to be able to get about the river in a controlled manner. The awards de...
by andypagett
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

I think the closet we are going to get is this - https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/download/399/ It's a shame we can't get such a thing for all of the points on the awards. When I have a moment I might copy out the headings from the Discover and Explore documents and write my thoughts under...
by andypagett
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

Apologies Adrian, I think it was me who caused confusion by bringing in the reference to Grade 2 whitewater above. That's from the extended award description for the new White Water Award which I'd temporarily got distracted by: Your White Water Award endorses your skill, judgment and decision makin...
by andypagett
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

I would be interested to know whether you and your club see the lack of a precise syllabus as a strength or a weakness of the new system? Do you foresee any risk that students who do not pass will find that their mate didnt have to do/show skillX but was still given the award ? I think overall the ...
by andypagett
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

At Discover we are expecting paddlers to be able to explain why they are wearing what they are wearing. "Mum told me to wear a wetsuit" will not be judged satisfactory! We are expecting to run Discover at a lake so we can experience a range of launching and landing spots. We are thinking it will be...
by andypagett
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

Is anyone else a coach involved in the running of the new Personal Performance Awards? We've been getting up and running with the new awards at our club, having successfully run some days out based around the new Discover / Explore awards. We wondered what other clubs were doing in terms of how they...
by andypagett
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advanced Whitewater / "5 star" logbook/assessment
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Advanced Whitewater / "5 star" logbook/assessment

Well, I'm back from a 4 day beasting in Dartmoor - 2 days of Advanced Whitewater Leader, and then 2 days of Advanced Whitewater Safety and Rescue. As 2 of us on the AWWSR had done AWWKL we got to do most of the leading on the AWWSR days which was more good experience of leading in that environment, ...
by andypagett
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Wye - Glasbury to Hay "consultation"
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: River Wye - Glasbury to Hay "consultation"

I think the link URL has got mangled, can you try again?
by andypagett
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Roll Call
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Paddle Roll Call

11 laps on Tees Barrage on Saturday (3 on short course) - yay!

3 out 5 team members off work puking on Monday - boo!
by andypagett
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low Force
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Low Force

I think you're all talking about the same feature. It seems to go ok, but the lower it is, the more likely you are to hit rocks. Only paddled it the once myself at medium levels. As I understand it, the "jacuzzi pool" is the left hand drop of the main fall, and the "chicken chute" starts higher up,...
by andypagett
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BBC River Walks
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: BBC River Walks

Good shout! Great to see some of the rapids we know and love from different angles. Not sure I'll be taking up White Water Swimming on the Tees up as a hobby though!

I know the producer Matt, and I'm sure his dog Barney had a great time making this series!
by andypagett
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please

+1 for Kayak (for anyone else reading who doesn't already have it)
+1 for White Water Kayaking by Oli Grau... a small number of elements don't fully reflect current paddling practices but it's still a very good book on WW technique
by andypagett
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help me identify this river
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Help me identify this river

Actually, looking at the fence in the background that could well be the other side of the river at the top of High Force
by andypagett
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help me identify this river
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Help me identify this river

My first though was also dog leg, taken from the middle island (need to leap over the right hand channel)
by andypagett
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123974

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Looks a bit like on of the first rapids on the Lune
by andypagett
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Near Birmingham
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Paddling Near Birmingham

The upper Don, from Deepcar to Oughtibridge North of Sheffield deserves a mention at Grade 2/3 ish too. It's probably easier to catch than any of the true spate streams, but even so you only really get a few hours after the rain stops. Good shout - I'd forgotten about that - and really ought to do ...
by andypagett
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Near Birmingham
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Paddling Near Birmingham

You need high hills for grade 3 or above. If you look at a relief map of Britain, you'll see that the area around Birmingham is not very hilly. Shropshire and the Peak District are hilly regions that are closer to Birmingham than Wales, but for some reason neither has good white water, as far as I ...
by andypagett
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123974

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Looks a little bit like a could be an unusual camera angle of Dog Leg on the Tees.... OR the sneaky river right right right line on the same rapid.. but then the water looks the wrong colour.
by andypagett
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free Gear...Pass it on and support your local Mountain Rescue
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: Free Gear...Pass it on and support your local Mountain Rescue

Magazines arrived today, cheers for sending them through. I'm going to drop them off at the club tomorrow, and have a whip round to see if I can add to my tenner. I'll give it a week or so and let you know what we raise
by andypagett
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advanced Whitewater / "5 star" logbook/assessment
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Advanced Whitewater / "5 star" logbook/assessment

Hi everyone, Looking for guidance from anyone with experience of the AWWKL / 5* award, to help me decide if it's realistic for me to achieve a sufficient level of paddling to go for this award I see that 'Advanced Water' is anything up to and including Grade 4(5) and that a suitable candidate would ...
by andypagett
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free Gear...Pass it on and support your local Mountain Rescue
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: Free Gear...Pass it on and support your local Mountain Rescue

I’ll take the mags if they’re still available? Donation to Edale MRT.

Andy
by andypagett
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Performance Awards
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Re: Personal Performance Awards

Although full information isn't out yet I've had a couple of discussions with BC over the last couple of days and can answer a couple of these... - 2* now called Paddle Explore, no longer dual discipline so it might be feasable to assess it without a whole weekend The awards are no longer based on a...
by andypagett
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Krab on a Throwline?
Replies: 26
Views: 1836

Re: Krab on a Throwline?

I keep a krab on my throwline. That way I always have a krab and a throwline together if I need them (e.g. in a hurry e.g. live bait). Of course if I'm setting safety on the bank I'll remove the krab. If I'm ever in a situation where I have to use the throwline but don't have time to remove the krab...
by andypagett
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123974

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Duncan Stewart wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Falls of lui?
Damn! I think you're right... I knew I'd seen it before
by andypagett
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123974

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Banwy?

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by andypagett
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123974

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Rhuddnant?

(but that would then make it a Welsh ditch, also not famed for being sunny!)
by andypagett
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123974

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Duncan Stewart wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Looks a bit like northern Scotland. I think it's in a video called burn of the 9 Lochans I saw a while ago on YouTube but I don't know the actual name
Prod prod.... are we getting a new pic to guess at ? ;)
by andypagett
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123974

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Pen y Ghent Gill?
by andypagett
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123974

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Heyden Brook (Peak District) or Lead Mines Clough (West Pennine Moors)?