Abbey Stream Trip  Report

Abbey Stream Trip Report

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          Ten Nomads braved fog, weed and pathetically mild temperatures for a Christmas trip up the Thames at Laleham and down the Abbey stream. We stopped half way for an impromtu Christmas dinner enjoyed by all before carrying on to Chertsey weir for some lively moving water practice. By common agreement the prize for the year's best piece of seasonal paddling kit went to Richard Hilson's fluffy snowman 'willy warmer' on the front of his boat.
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Ivel Trip Report

Ivel Trip Report

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On the 13th of  November Ian Walker led seven nomads to the Ivel in Bedfordshire. They had a great time and some who hadn't been there before enjoyed their first experience of the 'high' weir without looking over first. Well done John, you're braver than most. Thank you to Ian for leading this trip.
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Dart Trip Report

Dart Trip Report

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On the 5th and 6th of  November Nick Moore led four nomads to the Dart in Devon, which they found at a very low level. Despite the lack of water, they paddled the loop section and played in the bigger rapids before bouncing down the riverbed to the Dart country park get out. Any more appropriate photos from this trip would be appreciated! Thank you to Nick for running this trip.
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Hurley trip report

Hurley trip report

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On saturday ten Nomads led by Peter Scott went to the Thames at Hurley to learn and improve moving water skills. It was a great trip, everyone loved it and got on well with the water and each other and there was sun to make it a lovely day out. Thanks Peter for running this trip.
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Trips for the end of the year

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After a short break in September there is a full calendar of trips up until the end of  the year with something for all abilities. Thank you to the trip leaders for giving their time to make this possible. For more details see the trips page. Saturday 15th October - River Thames at Hurley with Peter Scott November 5th and 6th - A return to the Dart in Devon with Nick Moore and Nigel Sunday 20th November - River Ivel, Sandy Sunday 18th December - Thames, Abbey Stream and Chertsey Weir, Laleham near Staines  
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Symond’s Yat trip report

Symond’s Yat trip report

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High water levels at Symonds Yat last weekend, which meant that the rapids were slightly washed out and the water was a murky brown colour. Thanks to Steve S, Pav, Martin, Peter, Steve G and Ben for coming, with a guest appearance by Beth James. The weather held out and stayed dry. In the morning we introduced Steve G and Ben to moving water and after a few hours we stopped for lunch, as we'd had a few swims. CREAM TEAS all-round. After lunch we pushed Steve G and Ben a little harder. Well done Ben for nailing your first whitewater roll, it worked when you needed it and well done to Steve G for not giving up and getting back in your boat time after time after time. Good…
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Nomad Newsletter 13/06/16

Nomad Newsletter 13/06/16

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Hello Nomads! After a short holiday the newsletter is back. Don't forget next weekend's trip, perfect for getting more moving water experience! Chris P webmaster@nomadkayakclub.co.uk Symond's Yat Trip 18th-19th June - Symond's Yat river trip and rapids with Anthony Sterling Symond's Yat is the perfect place for anyone who can paddle competently on flat water to learn moving water skills. Anthony will be leading a weekend of paddling including a river trip and paddling Symond's Yat grade 2 rapids. Accommodation will be camping near the rapids or you can go down for the day. Contact Anthony by email or on Facebook for further details. Paddling Sign in Sheet When arriving at the clubhouse for a paddle please sign in (and out) using the form provided. This allows us to keep…
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Nomad Newsletter 27/05/16

Nomad Newsletter 27/05/16

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Hello Nomads! A successful weekend for Nomad Kayak Club; both at the Rickmansworth Festival and at the Canoe Polo League play-offs in Llanelli :) Chris P webmaster@nomadkayakclub.co.uk Canal Festival Success Many thanks to the 40 members who came down and supported/promoted the club at this year’s Rickmansworth Festival. Whether out paddling on the lake or back at the clubhouse running the BBQ or engaging with the public on the front desk, an enjoyable time was had by all. Across both days, our ‘Come & Try’ sessions proved popular with 66 participants taking to the water, many for the first time. And with a long list of people wanting to try kayaking, it looks as if membership numbers are set to grow this summer. Nomad A Team Promotion Meanwhile, down in…
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Nomad Newsletter 20/05/16

Nomad Newsletter 20/05/16

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Hello Nomads! This weekend is the Rickmansworth Festival and the Nomad A team are fighting for promotion to Division 1! Chris P webmaster@nomadkayakclub.co.uk Rickmansworth Festival The plan for the Rickmansworth Festival this year is as follows: Saturday 0930-1000: Setup 1000-1700: Promoting club to public / handing out leaflets etc. 1200: Taster session 1400: Taster session 1600: Taster session Sunday 0930-1000: Setup 1000-1700: Promoting club to public / handing out leaflets etc. 1130: Taster session 1330: Taster session 1530: Taster session Each taster session will be 1.5 hours with one hour on the water. We will aim to put groups of twelve tasters on the water and need a coach/session leader, a backup in case we split the group and two other good paddlers a session, in all four experienced paddlers.…
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