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by ali
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: AFON DULAS (Tylwch to Llanidloes)
Replies: 2
Views: 3341

Re: AFON DULAS (Tylwch to Llanidloes)

Has anybody paddled this recently and are there any trees in the gorge?

Thanks

Ali
by ali
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence
Replies: 98
Views: 29775

Re: RIVER BARLE (Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence)

We paddled the Barle today from Tarr Steps to Exe Bridge. Southampton Canoe Club were also there and had paddled Saturday as well. There were no problems with access and actually a number of locals came to see us and say they were glad we were paddling from Tarr steps as canoeists staying away is da...
by ali
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry suits for females
Replies: 24
Views: 2897

Re: Dry suits for females

I've got the Typhoon multisport too! I tried on the palm ladies sepcific but found because the zip didn't curve round the shoulders it made it hard to get my BA on and off and the end of the zip also dug into my arms. The typhoon was a brilliant fit and cam with a fleece all in one included.
by ali
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CODE is no longer useful
Replies: 50
Views: 3100

Re: CODE is no longer useful

But if coaches don't coach kids why to they have to have a CRB? Or I have missed something? That question was asked at a coaching update course last month. The answer that was given was basically that coaches are coaches. There is no restriction of who you coach and you have been trained to teach e...
by ali
Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Clubs in Worcestershire
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Clubs in Worcestershire

Worcester are concerned with flat water paddling however, the bit about the two star isn't quite right. In order to ensure that people understand the club and have a basic paddling competency before they join they offer two star courses. I think if you were a competent paddler the need for a two sta...
by ali
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seven Bore Start?
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: Seven Bore Start?

Or the guy half way through in the red boat who surfs across the back of the surfers. On two separate occaisons knocking at least one surfer off. If you've not done the bore before then parking at Maisemore and then paddling down stream to meet it at the Rea Straights is a good starting place. If yo...
by ali
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Bunkhouse recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Tees Bunkhouse recommendations

We've stayed at the Kingsway adventure centre before. It's set up for school groups but they do let other groups stay. We just contacted them and said what we wanted and ended up with the whole place to ourselves despite only being a group of 12. They're in Middleton in Teesdale so well situated and...
by ali
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accommodation in Slovenia
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Accommodation in Slovenia

Highly recommend these, we've stayed there 3 times now. Situated in Bovec there's a rang of sizes with the larget sleeping 7 well (8 if you use the sofa bed) and the smallest 2 people. Sauna available at no extra cost. Apartmaji Skok apartment, private rooms Mala vas 111, SI-5230, Bovec Contact Gosp...
by ali
Mon May 10, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps Accommodation.........Help Please........
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Alps Accommodation.........Help Please........

We stayed at a place just by take out for the upper Guisane owned by snow monkees which was good.

http://www.snowmonkees.com/
by ali
Mon May 10, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Symonds Yat Management plan
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Re: Symonds Yat Management plan

I think we are all a bit surprised to see this management plan published for nine days consultation when it contains contentious points Don't worry I think you'll find after the next meeting draft 2 comes out into the public domain for comments. It's not easy creating something like this from scrat...
by ali
Sun May 09, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Symonds Yat Management plan
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Re: Symonds Yat Management plan

It's made up of a number of volunteers including members from the local canoe clubs. You're right there's no up to date information on who sits on the group so I'll try and get some added on to the website. We do get help and advice from the BCU but it is not BCU owned.
by ali
Sun May 09, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Organising a youth display
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Organising a youth display

It partly depends on what you thin their strengths are and what they like doing. If it was our youth section we'd probably demonstrate some skills by doing some kind of relay races to start off with but with stages where they had to demonstrate a certain skill. Getting wet and rescues are what they ...
by ali
Sun May 09, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Symonds Yat Management plan
Replies: 29
Views: 1845

Symonds Yat Management plan

The rapids at Symonds Yat were purchased by canoeists for canoeists in order to maintain the rapids which were at risk of being lost for good. In order to ensure the site is sustainably managed the following management plan has been drawn up. This still a draft document and comments are welcomed up ...
by ali
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coaching women
Replies: 60
Views: 3719

Re: Coaching women

The course that boosted my confidence more than any other I've been on was a women's only course. It wasn't ment to women's only but it was a student saftey symposium back in 2000 and due to the high number of female paddlers we had two groups which were girls only. It gave us a chance to say we're ...
by ali
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good Paddler Places to stay River Tees, Barnard Castle?
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Good Paddler Places to stay River Tees, Barnard Castle?

http://www.riverdale-cottage.co.uk/ cottage for two with a double bed and a sofa bed in the centre of Banard Castle. They say they take bookings for a week but we've stayed there for shorter periods if they've not got anybody booked in. Otherwise there are lots of pubs in the town that do accomodat...
by ali
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Maps of the tyne and tee's
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Maps of the tyne and tee's

The alternative is use you library you can take out OS maps like you take out a book.
by ali
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Outdoor/ wilderness first aid courses
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Outdoor/ wilderness first aid courses

We did a 16 hour first aid course with these guys and they were excellent. firstaidtraining@muir-walker.coop Full details at: http://www.outdooremergencycare.com/wildernessfirstresponder.htm Yes we did the resusition and general stuff but also how to reduce dislocations, improvised stretchers and ca...
by ali
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: transport of slalom kayak
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: transport of slalom kayak

Have you thought of posting on the slalom board. There's an international at Llangollen this weekend which Scottish paddlers will be going to and soutern paddlers so there could be a boat relay organised.
by ali
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling with epilepsy
Replies: 18
Views: 869

Re: Paddling with epilepsy

I hadn't ment the topic to be such an emotive issue. In fact I was just looking for advice on how to keep ensure somebody with epilepsy can continue accessing the sport. The advice from garya and jarva has been very helpful thanks.
by ali
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling with epilepsy
Replies: 18
Views: 869

Paddling with epilepsy

I was wondering what precautions other clubs have but in place to allow paddlers with epilepsy to take part in the sport. My real worry is exiting a casulty from a boat when they are having a seizure, a sit on top is the ideal answer but people don't like to be made to feel different.

Thanks

Ali
by ali
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Event Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Event Insurance

You can ask people to join the BCU for a day it used to be around £2.50 then if their club is not already affiliated they're covered.
by ali
Mon May 25, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Catching the train for the Vorderrhein
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Catching the train for the Vorderrhein

We're heading back out to Switzerland/Austria this August with a mixed ability group so fancied trying the Vorderrhein. Has anybody done the shuttle by train? Finding the timetable is easy enough but I've got no idea whether they still take kayaks, how much it costs and is there a limit to how many ...
by ali
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to go in August?
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Where to go in August?

We always go paddling in August since I'm tied to the school holidays. As already mention Austria and Switzerland always still have some good paddling at the start of August though it can help if you can be flexible with where you stay so you can move around with the water. Going for a week we've us...
by ali
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L3 Assessment lecture topic help please
Replies: 31
Views: 1932

I just did a lecture on the best trip I recently went on. I blew up a number of photos large so all could see and basically talked through my holiday snaps and answered questions on costs and logistics of flying boats. I in turn had to lesson to three lectures on risk assessment.
by ali
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Symonds Yat Rapids Closed.
Replies: 33
Views: 4250

Basically, if you are a paddler who has gone along and paddled on the rapids, through the rapids played on them etc you won't ever be asked to pay for that privalage. Obvioulsy if you choose to launch at the centre upriver there is a launch fee of £1 for the steps they've built and a car parking fee...
by ali
Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Austria/ Switzerland next week?
Replies: 3
Views: 527

We were out there last week and the water levels have been really good. They were starting to drop but then it rained heavily again and it won't take much for them to come up again so you could find there's lots of options. we camped at Cinouschel which was gorgeous and paddled the s-chanf gorge (3)...
by ali
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Symonds Yat - stuff about to happen at last.
Replies: 12
Views: 1685

This website
http://www.yatrapids.co.uk/
has all the plans for the rapids and a bit of history about how we've got to this point.

When it's all done they'll be an offical opening event which will showcase the various aspects of our sport.

Ali
by ali
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: South Wales Levels
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Tawe was 5 and a half on the gauge. Possible but ideally needed more. Middle Usk was also disappointing medium/high flow. Not what we had been expecting.
by ali
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Last Weir on lower Tavy
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Your right the weir is nasty. I've always run it on the left side but when we were there last year another group came and ran it on the far right. The first guy nicely rode the wave that forms up against the right hand side. He made it look easy. The second guy tried the same move and ended up in th...
by ali
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: S/Wales rivers up yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

What do people think will be running in South Wales this Monday? I've got an inset day for Christmas shopping but it would be a shame to waste it when there was so much rain.