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by paddlersteve
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Press releases
Replies: 60
Views: 7014

Richard, I think to a certain extent your missing the point of a 'Press Release' These articles are aimed at the general public, not just the paddling community. OK, so the BCU is having issues getting them out into the wider community at the moment, but no media organisation would take on or use in...
by paddlersteve
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddlesport trade
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

In my opinion as a one word answer "Yay" But to break it down further: 'The UK paddlesport gear industry delivers fairly priced products A bit ambiguous, what is "fairly priced"? If you look the design and set up costs of a new design of product, add to that the acceleration of development and short...
by paddlersteve
Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Access
Replies: 2
Views: 753

River Access

Demand for Outdoor Recreation in the English National Parks A report undertaken for the Countryside Agency by Sheffield Hallam University http://www.sportengland.org/outdoor_recreation_report.pdf I'm not sure if this has been spotted before as I was out of the country for a few months when it would ...
by paddlersteve
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddler's Code of Conduct (bear with me)
Replies: 26
Views: 3083

Removal of Access Barriers

By removing the access agreements issue though you are changing the shape of paddling in England and Wales completely. In this case I would expect a dispersal of problems relating to our impact on the theory that paddlers would be spread more thinly accross the country exploring a wider selection of...
by paddlersteve
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddler's Code of Conduct (bear with me)
Replies: 26
Views: 3083

In order to produce a code of conduct that would be able to help you make a decision with regard to an access situation, you would almost need one for each different location. In addition what is a fair or unfair access agreement is very subjective, one persons opinion is different to anothers. But ...
by paddlersteve
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Development Officer BCU & WCA - Job Vacancy
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Access Development Officer BCU & WCA - Job Vacancy

This has been advertised for a while now, anybody applied / in the process of applying / know anyone who is applying? http://www.bcu.org.uk/aboutus/bcujobs.html It looks interested but a bit too challenging for me! If you are applying, I wish you all the very best, it would be a tough job, but the r...
by paddlersteve
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddler's Code of Conduct (bear with me)
Replies: 26
Views: 3083

Our friends at the BCU have a page on their website covering the matter: http://www.bcu.org.uk/access/environmentpolicy.html It doen't really say a great deal, but it covers some of the major points. However, how many of us were aware that this existed at all? Exactly! With regards to jumping in car...
by paddlersteve
Tue May 31, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer passes at hpp
Replies: 3
Views: 636

3 Month Pass

A 3 month pass is available, it used to cost about £45 but that was a few years ago. It's actually called a Student Pass and I think it normally runs from Apr - June, so it might be a bit late now.
by paddlersteve
Tue May 24, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen Kayaks - £1000 reward
Replies: 39
Views: 10560

Space in a van?

I have every confidence you could fit 40 kayaks in a decent sized van. We've packed in over 30 boats in an Iveco a number of times and with that your talking corsicas, mountain bats, a topo duo as well as a load of smaller boats. Looking just at containers would be foolish, if they are heading to th...
by paddlersteve
Mon May 23, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New paddle??
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Airline damage

I had a surfboard lost and subsequently badly damaged on a BA flight just before christmas. After a real pain trying to report the damage, I was given a claim number and the customer service guy I dealt with from then could not have been more helpful. They said "Go out and buy a replacement baord an...
by paddlersteve
Mon May 23, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peli problems?
Replies: 33
Views: 6662

a) 1200 b) around 10 hours c) 10 inches d) dumbell weights inside, right way up e) first time not a drop inside, second time 3 or 4 teaspoons of water. One thing I had considered when it appeared to have leaked was when I removed it from the water I towelled it off before opening it almost immediate...
by paddlersteve
Sun May 22, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who got the bargain? Acro 270 £100
Replies: 4
Views: 687

I'd be inclined to say they did, if you look at this:


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %3AIT&rd=1
by paddlersteve
Fri May 20, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club Liabilities
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Permission slips

Yes, they will have signed permission slips. But teachers don't get in trouble for accidents happening, they get in trouble when it is deemed they are negligent. There are plenty of cases of accidents occuring where there is not blame to lay. In relation to lending out kit, A parent / guardian shoul...
by paddlersteve
Fri May 20, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club Liabilities
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Duty of care revolves around... ...you owe a duty to those around you not to cause them harm by your acts or omissions... and that you should ...take reasonable steps to avoid/prevent foreseeable harm... You DO have a duty of care regarding the equipment you lend (ie it is safe to use it for what it...
by paddlersteve
Fri May 20, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: NEW ZEALAND PADDLING PEOPLE
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Hey

Slightly off topic, but any of you know anyone who would be interested in a Dagger Outlaw for sale, its currently in Tauranga. Its in top notch condition and going for around $800.

I used it out there last year but couldn't bring it home.



Steve
stevewilfordAThotmail.com
by paddlersteve
Mon May 16, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peli problems?
Replies: 33
Views: 6662

Same again

I've got the 1200 peli case and used it for about a year (without any problems as far as I'm aware). I'd noticed in the past that the lid seems to bow somewhat when shut and did mean to test it but never got round to it. But I'm currently filling my bucket of water as we speak, I'll let you know how...
by paddlersteve
Thu May 12, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Press releases
Replies: 60
Views: 7014

Marketing Assistant

I am asuming the recent upsurge of press releases relates to the recent recruitment of a Marketing Assistant who is working for the BCU but alongside the PR consultants (who would have started during april). Essentially the new position in the long term will replace the consultants once the initial ...
by paddlersteve
Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Zealand photos needed
Replies: 8
Views: 954

NZ Pix

Mark,

I'm boatin in NZ at the moment, got some good shots of the Shotover we paddled just a few days ago, plus bucket loads of general NZ style boatin shots. I'll get a some over to you in the next day or so.

Steve
by paddlersteve
Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Visiting New Zealand Soon? Van and kayaks for Sale!
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Visiting New Zealand Soon? Van and kayaks for Sale!

Hey At the start of December I'm wanting to sell the following items. We'll be in the North Island, leaving from Auckand but we're flexible if you're based/arriving somewhere else: Riot Disco - Old shape, yellow, excellent condition, lap straps fitted, deck (ZEN) $800 or GBP300 ono Dagger Outlaw , t...