West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Places, technique, kayaks, safety, the sea...
User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

I don't recall having had your booking yet Taran...

User avatar
Taran Tyla
Posts: 254
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:22 pm

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Taran Tyla »

Skint mate, blown my van engine again ;D

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Yeah, saw that, only just been put back together again too! :(

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Only thirty-five places left now people :)

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

There are now twenty-five places left only. I am away from tomorrow for three to four weeks so it maybe best to wait for my return if you haven't sent money yet.

Regards,

Mike

User avatar
JulleG
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:20 pm

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by JulleG »

Hi Mike,

Just wanted to make sure the camping is available Friday night as well as Saturday?

Cheers
JulleG

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Hi JulleG,

There is camping available Friday probably after 1800pm, we will post further details closer to the date.

Thanks.

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Hi Everyone,

We now have 13 places left, book now while you the chance. Thanks to all of those already coming to the First West Wales Sea Kayaking Meet.

maxkayak
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 2:44 pm

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by maxkayak »

I see that the number of spaces has not been updated since 22nd April - is there still space for another two. If so will send funds by paypal asap.

Michael A

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Hi Michael,

I've been away for a few weeks hence no update. There are 9 places left at the time of this post.

Mike

Soggy Bottom
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:43 pm

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Soggy Bottom »

I'm in, payments on its way.

Cheers

James.

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Event now full, thanks.

I'll post info you will need in the weeks leading up to 14th and 15th July.

User avatar
Mr Hoppy
Posts: 814
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:39 pm
Location: Shrewsbury

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mr Hoppy »

I've now got a spare place. If anyone is interested then drop me a pm.

Chris

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Hi Guys,

Some of the people who were able to guide have had to pull out due to various reasons, ranging from the mild to open heart surgery (I think we can forgive that one). We still have enough to run the event but if anyone is willing to pair up with someone local so that there are two for every group then please get in touch with me.

I am uploading maps and other useful info for those attending and will post links as soon as they are ready.

Thanks,

Mike

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Maps, charts, tidal constants and streams can be downloaded as jpegs and printed from here. Milford Haven tide times are online here, don't forget to add an hour for BST.

I am meeting with the Rugby Club and the Boat Club etc., to touch base this week and will upload a geotag for each location. I'll also provide a GR for each.

If there's any other information that people would like then please ask.

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Lots of useful stuff now on our blog.

If you need anything that I've missed then please ask.

User avatar
Mark R
Posts: 24138
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 15 times
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mark R »

Great, looking forward to it.
Mark Rainsley
FACEBOOK

User avatar
stormkayaker
Posts: 267
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:54 pm
Location: South Devon

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by stormkayaker »

Thanks for the information Mike,

South Devon contingent are looking forward to the weekend.

Are you in conversation with the Weather Gods?

Paul, Julie, Diana & Paula.

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

I wish I had a direct line to the weather Gods but unfortunately I don't. We've done a good job dodging the weather workwise this summer with all of our courses being full and squeezing our trips into the drier days. There is almost always somewhere that can be paddled in Pembrokeshire so we're not too worried about the weather, although I do hate northerlies!

Did you know that Pembrokeshire is the driest county in Wales?

Bards
Posts: 740
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:23 am
Location: Dorset
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Bards »

Mike Mayberry wrote: driest county in Wales?
Having lived and around Snowdonia for five years, I'm all too well aware of what a feeble boast this is...!

See you there,

Bards

Grahamd
Posts: 129
Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:51 pm
Location: South Coast

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Grahamd »

My son has had to pull out, so I have a spare place. If anyone is interested pm me.

Graham

User avatar
stormkayaker
Posts: 267
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:54 pm
Location: South Devon

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by stormkayaker »

One of our group has had to pull out so we also have a spare place.
Suggest you offer the usual £30.00 and that means double the amount going to charity and you get to enjoy a good weekend!
Paul.

User avatar
stormkayaker
Posts: 267
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:54 pm
Location: South Devon

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by stormkayaker »

Mike, is it ok to pass on one booked place to Mike Halloway?
He would take the place of Diana Collins from Devon who cannot make the event now.
Copy of my e-mail below for your information.

Hi Mike,

You are welcome to have our spare place, suggest you contact Mike Mayberry and pay £30.00 via paypal to:

westwalesseakayakmeet@hotmail.co.uk

The place was booked in the name of Diana Collins so Mike can cross reference!

I will copy this mail to Mike on UKRGB so he is aware of the swap.

Julie Perren & Paul Rutherford

jamesl2play
Posts: 557
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:55 pm
Location: Bridgend
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by jamesl2play »

Hi Mike,

Any chance you could post some information on potential trips so that I/we can get our heads around charts, wind and tides before the weekend please.

Many thanks

Jim

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

To all volunteer guides (WWSKM) :

We require contact details such as email adr/mobile numbers please. Please forward contact details to info@mayberrykayaking.co.uk / msmayberry@msn.com , thank you.

Mike and Shelley

User avatar
JulleG
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:20 pm

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by JulleG »

Hi Mike,

Unfortunately, my paddling buddy, Neil Evans, is not now able to make the event, so there is one more space available. Neil is not looking for a refund and is happy for his £30 to go to RNLI / Welsh Air Ambulance.

This means I will be travelling down to the meet on my own, so if anyone is interested in sharing a car / petrol, then please send me a PM. I live in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Cheers
JulleG

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

Hi All,

It's been a bit hectic here so I've been a little slow in getting back to you all. In case you missed it, grid references for the campsite location, maps, tidal info and lots of other useful stuff, is all on our website. Trips might be anywhere on those maps, I won't know myself until Friday night as the guides are deciding where they are happy to go.

We have access to the field and toilets from 5pm on Friday. Car parking is in the school car park and no vehicles are allowed in the field. We may have to block each other in but as we are paddling on Saturday morning this shouldn't cause too much of a problem. There is also a pay and display car park less than 100m up the road that will be free overnight.

Early forecasts are looking dry for Pembrokeshire over the weekend and windfinder has been suggesting lightish winds all weekend. Lunchtime tomorrow the inshore forecast will see into saturday morning so we'll know more again from then.

User avatar
Cadair
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:00 am
Location: Birmingham/North Wales

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Cadair »

Sorry...another drop out I'm afraid...gutted!
Volenti non fit injuria!

User avatar
Mr Hoppy
Posts: 814
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:39 pm
Location: Shrewsbury

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mr Hoppy »

Big thanks to Mike, Shelley & Pip for all their efforts in putting this on. He even arranged for decent weather once Friday nights rain was done.

Chris

User avatar
Mike Mayberry
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Post by Mike Mayberry »

100 people booked and 86 arrived for a great weekend of sea kayaking in Pembrokeshire. A huge thank you to all who made it into the success it was, whether you were a guide, a driver or an attendee, THANKYOU! :)

Write up and photos to follow, keen to read and see others too. Any feedback you may have is very welcome!

Post Reply