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by Jay Oram
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: OC1 Paddlers
Replies: 107
Views: 20979

I will pencil the weekend in and try and rustle up some paddlers from cumbria as well, probably be a few atleast, will definitely know after 5th Jan.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Catherine Tate is doing it now...
Replies: 57
Views: 9550

Lauren and the guy are paddling perception arcs and then lauren swaps into a pyranha acro(??) to go over a waterfall, isn't Laurens PFD on backwards as well ?? What boat is the other girl paddling? Jay, I've watched it a few too many times, everyone in the family wanted to see it and they all watche...
by Jay Oram
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: River Lowther
Replies: 0
Views: 429

River Lowther

Paddled it in spate today, all well and good, there is a large tree blocking 3/4's of the right hand passage in the rapid just after the get- in at Askham Bridge. All of the river is paddleable in spate and nothing is deadly. The water does flow really fast, very little eddies and hard to inspect bu...
by Jay Oram
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: squirt boat
Replies: 3
Views: 638

kind of lookin for a composite one.

And an XXX is not a squirt boat its an old playboat.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: squirt boat
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Wanted: squirt boat

I am 5.9" size 7/8 feet and inseam 28" Am looking for squirt boat that isn't too expensive, doesn't have to be exact size might be able to afford a chop (with a lot of work over xmas) don't really mind the condition either or the colour, as long as it will be possible to fix and use on flatwater i d...
by Jay Oram
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety at events
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

I was just offering my services as safety at events in the future and wondered if the requirements were WWS&R/SRT/First Aid. I mean any event - club organised or BCU comp.

Any information on either would be of help.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The BCU - Why are people disheartened?
Replies: 231
Views: 18741

As Chris says where are the BCU? Tamsin phipps normally posts on here, although normally on access. It's true that there sould be more interaction, ie. letters, an e-mail newsletter or just if someone from the BCU just occassionally had a look on the site. Just a question though - has anyone raised...
by Jay Oram
Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The BCU - Why are people disheartened?
Replies: 231
Views: 18741

What as the BCU done for us? I have been with the BCU for two years and has given me CoDe, canoe focus and the links to websites and clubs i couldn't have got living in London with no water or clubs advertising there existence. Is the new coaching scheme that bad? I dont really know waht is going t...
by Jay Oram
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety at events
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

I'm very much looking into getting into it - I want to help in the rescue services as well for floods(thats another disscussion) but have always enjoyed being safety at club events and marathon races (at weirs/rapids) and after being a lifeguard at the london triathlon I wondered how it all come abo...
by Jay Oram
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety at events
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Safety at events

Just wondered who did the safety at whitewater events. I know at slalom the coaches along the side carry throwlines and the first competitor waits for the next at the bottom of the course. But do the BCU lifeguards cover events? All the paddlers there carry throwlines? Who are the people on live bai...
by Jay Oram
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New round of Uni boaters.....
Replies: 91
Views: 12104

I'm going to Penrith campus of the new University of Cumbria - formerly UCLAN.

Doing outdoor leadership BA, anyone from that uni on UKRGB??

Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shiny new Kit for 2008!
Replies: 20
Views: 3440

Just got the link from the playak newsletter - shows all the new gear

http://playak.com/article.php?sid=1274

Jay
by Jay Oram
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Climbing Harnesses...
Replies: 35
Views: 3752

I usually shove one of these in the back of my boat or in my rucksack for mountain leading, it folds up tiny, takes two seconds to put on and weighs only 95grams. http://www.mountainmagic.com/equipment/climbing/climbing-section-item/harness/camp-xlh95.htm More comfortable than a sling and only needs...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using Playboats On White Water. Bad Idea?
Replies: 94
Views: 11227

My 2pence worth I have been paddling for a few years and have only enough money to buy a playboat - I have grown up with the boat passing everything from 1* - 3* and gaining level 2 coach (not all in the playboat) and i paddle evrything in my playboat (fluid flirt) never had any problems mentioned o...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

nickcrowhurst I understand tottally what you are saying, and the authorities will be contacted before hand. A 'protest plan' is being written and will be sent to everybody in charge of the events and they will just have to personalise it to their area. I am talking to as many different people as pos...
by Jay Oram
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can you check if your busy this weekend?
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Can you check if your busy this weekend?

October 13/14 Just wanna check if there are any events this weekend and if anything massive is happening i dont know about. I was thinking of one of the days in this weekend for the 'paddlers for justice' protest. Would be perfect because the reading of the bill is the friday after. And i think ther...
by Jay Oram
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

It will be before the October reading of the bill - hopefully one of the weekends before, i.e 1st/2nd weekend in October. Therefore all the uni canoe clubs will be back together hopefully or atleast around after holidays and it's really close to the reading of the bill, also gives a chance to get pa...
by Jay Oram
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Robson Twintip F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 456

I'm the mate who was looking after it - it has been kept inside out of the sunlight and used at a swimming pool and lake for the last few months with one trip to Hurley, good boat well worth £300 It fitted a couple of friends - 6ft2 15stone and 5ft9 12stone Both fitted comfortably and didn't complai...
by Jay Oram
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

<r>I've had a good chat with the BCU this morning and can say things are moving forward well. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Deciding the date is now the next task and all the paper shuffling.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Will post the date as soon as I have decided. Keep spreading the word, I saw the post on th...
by Jay Oram
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

I don't want to be seen as talking about the BCU behind their back or bad mouthing them so; I have spoke to the Access people at the BCU We have spoke about the idea They have spoke some more...............& then some more................. Basically they are talking about organising lots of events f...
by Jay Oram
Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "....Not a Crime" T-Shirts special offer
Replies: 39
Views: 4783

Just putting my order in - I asked about the size i should get by e-mail and was replied to in hours!!

If there delivery is as good as that, they're perfect!
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

Okay I go to university in Cumbria on the 21st September so i could arrange it for after that but will have to protest in Cumbria - Carlisle or somewhere, and the London event will have to be headed by somebody else. I can still arrange the London event and co-ordinate it all but won't be there on t...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

Rich A

it's a good idea but if it was held on a seperate day both the events would probably have more paddlers. possibly make a weekend of it. Saturday in a fountain - sunday in the sea.

Working on a date at the moment that doesn't get in the way of other events.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

The proposal has been written and proof read by a number of people. Thankyou to all those that have read it and others who have offered to help - I have e-mailed it to Tamsin Phipps and Andrew Green and am awaiting a reply. I am going to ring them tommorow night if I have no reply by e-mail and am g...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

okay - let me clarify The event is going to be a group of paddlers in the fountain, posing for pics, talking to the public and raising awareness - it also grabs media attention and makes people say "oohh! what are they up to?" therefore drawing people over to have a look. They then talk to the paddl...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

I totally agree with Phil_grice and want a peaceful protest.

It is just to remind everyone about the bill and raise awareness. To get the access problem in the light of the local and national media.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

<r>That is the main thought behind it - like the AWA adverts in kayak session.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> being arrested wouldn't help, especially with a career in outdoor education ahead of me - I would never pass a CRB check and I bet a lot of others don't want to be arrested.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> b...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

Yep - I am happy to do it but if you are happy to proof read it for me then we get the best of both of us.

I was going to send it to Tamsin Phipps and Andrew Green are they the right/wrong people?

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'paddlers for justice'
Replies: 77
Views: 7123

That is exactly what i was thinking - we could possibly get some other organisations involved - Canyoneers, river swimmers and other groups.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Youthfest Cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Youthfest Cancelled

Youth fest has been cancelled due to there not being enough entries.

Link: http://www.bcu.org.uk/bcu/bcu-newsitem. ... ItemId=636