Trips in June

Trips in June

News, Trip
14 June 2015 - Thames and St. Patrick's stream A gentle 5 mile circular paddle up the Thames from Wargrave, lock portage, riverside picnic and return down a beautiful side stream with Matt. 3-4 hours. Currently it looks like there will be no coach on this trip, so for paddlers capable of looking after themselves on grade 1 moving water. Meet at 10.30am at the lay by by the green on the right after Val Wyatt marine just before entering Wargrave on the road from Henley and bring a picnic. See the trip map on Paddlepoints for St Patrick's Stream and the Hennerton Backwater, except we won't be paddling the Hennerton Backwater. For more information please contact Matt. 20-21 June 2015 - Upper and Lower Tryweryn Trip If you are…
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Summer is here!

Summer is here!

News, Recreational
So a slight change of session times is needed. Summer is finally here and club session times will be changing as follows: Sunday: 10am start Wednesday: 6.30 start Both sessions will last approximately 2 hours Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes before the start time to ensure that we can start promptly. Any problems please email the recreational officer. Thank you and look forward to seeing you on the water, Beth
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Development Polo – 0900 on Sundays

Development Polo – 0900 on Sundays

Polo
The Youth and Development Polo sessions commence again this Sunday the 24th May at 9am and will run every Sunday at this time until Sunday 19th July. Every sessions will conclude with at least two ten minute games after which participants are welcome to stay on for the general polo session at 10:30 or return to the clubhouse to get changed. The sessions will particularly focus on improving boat confidence, paddling proficiency, strength and ball handling skills later leading towards working as a team to maintain possession and scoring to win. Subject to how players get on, we plan to enter a youth and/or a development team to the London International Polo competition that takes place in South London over the weekend of 24/26 July. Please note that to attend…
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Rickmansworth Festival 2015 Success

Rickmansworth Festival 2015 Success

Event, News
Rickmansworth Festival 2015 Chairman's Report I write to you at the end of what has been an extremely successful weekend for our great club. Across the 16th / 17th of May the Nomad Kayak Club supported the annual Rickmansworth Festival, the event was held at our home waters in the beautiful Rickmansworth Aquadrome. [caption id="attachment_1901" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ready for day 2 of the festival![/caption] As with all outdoor events the weather can really end up dictating the scale of any attendance, this year the sun was out so the club was busy interacting with the public. Across the two days we gave a large number of people the opportunity to enjoy paddle sport, in addition we took numerous details from individuals for follow up sessions and as always the excellent…
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Middle Wye Trip Report

Middle Wye Trip Report

Trip, Trip Reports
On the last weekend in February, braving the low temperatures, three members and an ex-member of Nomads set off to mid Wales to run the middle section of the Wye from Builth Wells down to Glasbury, including the infamous 'Hell Hole' rapid at Erwood. Arriving late friday afternoon we went straight to the Hell Hole to inspect river conditions, before checking into the luxury River Cafe B&B at Glasbury, which was also our get out. The river level was just about perfect  (an inch over the bases of the bridge piers at Glasbury) high enough to make the Hell Hole a grade 3 rapid and cover the slabs the whole width of the river, but not spate levels, which make a dangerous river wide stopper. Satisfied with the prospects for…
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Nomad Kayak Club in British Canoeing Magazine

Nomad Kayak Club in British Canoeing Magazine

News
Nomad Kayak Club is in this month's British Canoeing Magazine! The article highlights the hard work done during 2014 to improve our sheltered teaching facility and some of the goals of the year to come. Head over to page 8 of the BCU Newsletter May 2015 (PDF) to read the article in full.
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Rickmansworth Festival 16th/17th May 2015

Rickmansworth Festival 16th/17th May 2015

Event, News, Polo, Recreational
Next weekend is the Rickmansworth Festival and your club needs your help to promote the club and let festival goers know who we are and what we do. This means we can recruit more members and remain a healthy and active club. To promote the club, we will have an information stand at the clubhouse and we will be running ‘Come and Try’ sessions on Saturday 17th at 1pm, 3pm & 4.30pm and Sunday 18th 11.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm. There will also be Canoe Polo Demonstrations on both days at 2pm. Help is required from 10am on both days. Over the weekend there will be no formal recreational or polo sessions but there will be plenty of opportunity for all members to kayak at some stage during the weekend. How…
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