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by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7102

And would it be better if it was closer to the next reading of the access bill?

Anyone have access to the leaflets from WCA access petitions?

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7102

Thanks little tim will do - :-)

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7102

I will organise it but i will need a person from each city and a place where it is going to take place. These people will need to recruit people from the local areas and handle all the organising at their end. I can get together the resources like the leaflet and the banners and make it available an...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7102

The only reason i suggested the centre of towns is because of the possible medai attention, I know that if i paddled in a fountain in London with some banners i would get attention and just though other towns would - I don't know all the city's layouts well so it would be up to the local paddlers to...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7102

Silly publicity also works well at getting the access situation more out in the open.
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7102

But would wider coverage be better than a few anglers saying we are irresponsible and looking on it as bad - like they already do?

The wider coverage in the news and more people hearing abut it would gain us support right?
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7102

'paddlers for justice'

With all the talk about rivers access already in govn't and the fact that it is not seen as a bill that needs to be read and just keeps being moved to the back of the queue would a 'fathers for justice' type stunt work? Like in every city, London, Manchester, Liverpool and so on we have a small grou...
by Jay Oram
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership - fees & benefits
Replies: 25
Views: 2081

Coming on trips with their children and to come to all the social events at the club house.

I think it also gets the club to pay some money towards bank coaching.
by Jay Oram
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership - fees & benefits
Replies: 25
Views: 2081

Membership at Barking and Dagenham Canoe club is: £70 per annum for adult paddlers, storage of two boats all courses that benefit the club paid for and all training sessions free (marathon and sprint) £10 for non-paddling 'friends of the club' and after three sessions the children (under 18) get fre...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards update 18/06/07
Replies: 19
Views: 2106

http://www.bcu.org.uk/bcu/CoachingItemP ... d_1509.doc

The trainer and assessor guidance has just gone up.

Edit: sorry think this is what the first link was for.
by Jay Oram
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lightning
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

But surely lightning would have been drawn to the twenty sailing boat masts, the lightning point on the building or trees around the edge before the floating piece of plastic with plastic paddles??
by Jay Oram
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lightning
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Lightning

Can you paddle in lightning? I had a group of 10 beginners on a lake surrounded by trees and 20 odd sailing boats sailing on another part of the lake. we were out in the centre away from any harm - just wondered if when all the sailing boats got off and the instructor (who is older and has been a co...
by Jay Oram
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leaking Deck
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Morsey thats true, but it is difficult to do that ten times with kids swimming around and shouting or if you have large rotobats fully sunk to rescue, it's difficult to lift it that far. and after two years it is likely that rafting up and people holding on to the deck, it drying, sitting on it, cat...
by Jay Oram
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leaking Deck
Replies: 9
Views: 952

I've got a yak kyro deck and it has had hard use for two years now, coaching (so dragging boats acroos deck) and having kids climb all over it as well as a lot of whitewater. Can't find any holes and have had the same boat and dry cag for the two years and it has just started to leak. when i stretch...
by Jay Oram
Sat May 12, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Companies that rock
Replies: 521
Views: 86336

KENT CANOE SERVICES; helped me build up by kit slowly and gave great advice, helped me when i enquired about coaching stuff and let my little bro play with the dog :)

Also help out the local canoe club a hell of a lot - thanks guys
by Jay Oram
Mon May 07, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: old/new slalom C1
Replies: 0
Views: 260

WANTED: old/new slalom C1

<r>Any old C1 slalom canoes in any condition, if possible in London area but not neccessary.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> want to start some C1 paddling at the canoe club and think it's the best/cheapest/funnest way to start decked C1 paddling.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> PM me or e-mail at <EMAIL email="jcwea...
by Jay Oram
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone know what this is on the River Thames?
Replies: 11
Views: 2361

like the flume at boulters is the kind of feature it creates. there is easy access either side and tons of space for miles, but that is the same problem, from the other side of the thames it is a mile paddle if you can get down to the river to launch, and find somewhere to park and then a paddle, ta...
by Jay Oram
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone know what this is on the River Thames?
Replies: 11
Views: 2361

It is perfectly fine to play in at the right tide levels. And although the water quality is healthy - as tested by the EA - you sure learn to roll quickly.

but it is a bit horrible to get to in a playboat, no real easy access and egress point, not to mention it's only good for an hour or so.
by Jay Oram
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sewage problems in Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Sewage problems in Scotland

Will the problems effect canoeists or kayakers in anyway and have the BCU done anything to find out?

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/s ... eak/457502
by Jay Oram
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Justified or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Surely they knew though, I used to volunteer in a local cave rescue team and i knew that the insurance didn't cover me. Therefore I volunteer knowing that.

They are right to strike to get it changed now they know.

I support the RNLI in everything they do and reckon they deserve proper insurance.
by Jay Oram
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hanging Draw
Replies: 34
Views: 5268

I learnt by placing the paddle vertically next to my hip, after paddling up to a good speed, and just slicing the blade through the water. If you can go through the water in a straight line, then gradually open up the blade (tilt your wrist backwards) and when you feel the force on the paddle hold i...
by Jay Oram
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboats as a coaching boat?
Replies: 32
Views: 3996

Thats what i was expecting Wilf, and i do know what a hanging draw is. the people taking my assessment are a racing club though, just happen to have a coach that is of the right grade to take people for their L2. They are also a bit old fashioned so iwill find a different boat and just ask them the ...
by Jay Oram
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboats as a coaching boat?
Replies: 32
Views: 3996

How do you cope with stern carries? :) Although I guess they dont come up on the L2? I can carry everyone on the back but i can see some drawbacks - It is slow - but i'm always close and in the best position to rescue anyone anyway Long trips gear might not all fit in - But as always i will carry a...
by Jay Oram
Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboats as a coaching boat?
Replies: 32
Views: 3996

okay, but what is the gripe with playboats then if they work? I have rescued an open boat and put two large paddlers back in it. and also rescued disabled people and put them back in a Kiwi 2 after capsizing. See the problem is after paddling this boat for two years, the only boat before i have ever...
by Jay Oram
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboats as a coaching boat?
Replies: 32
Views: 3996

Playboats as a coaching boat?

I'm going for my Level 2 Assessment and i can fit everything needed for the assessment in my boat comfortably and their is 6.5kg of buoyancy in the front and back of my boat. I have been coaching in the boat since my training and have paddled it for two years emptying/towing/rescuing people on white...
by Jay Oram
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 2 Assessment Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

On the assessment guide it says carry appropriate spare clothes for the conditions to be used in a bivi bag in the case of hypothermia. What type of stuff - I thought a fleece and trousers for Winter - or t-shirt, jumper, trousers for summer - then a spare cag if it will benefit the majority (Well f...
by Jay Oram
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Climbing holds
Replies: 0
Views: 310

WANTED: Climbing holds

<r>I know this is nothing to do with kayaking but -<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I am a volunteer with a scout campsite and we have built an artificial traversing wall that disabled kids and normal kids can climb on.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> We are running a bit low on holds and just want old/used/spare/unw...
by Jay Oram
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: No canoes on the uni expedition?
Replies: 34
Views: 9173

I just asked - i didn't know anyone who went to uni paddled C1, it's not a well known fact about the paddlers. Slalom and downriver is whitewater and they do run rivers but not a lot push the boundary or go on first decents, it's all done in plastic boats or by freestyle paddlers. thanks for the inf...
by Jay Oram
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: No canoes on the uni expedition?
Replies: 34
Views: 9173

Yes i didn't mean first ever - but currently the first to go to uni.

will see you all on the river - whizzing past with half a paddle
by Jay Oram
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: No canoes on the uni expedition?
Replies: 34
Views: 9173

Guess i will be the first then - in September i go to uni and will be a C1 whitewater boater.

will try out for the BUKE the following year then.

Thanks