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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St Patrick’s stream trip report

St Patrick’s stream trip report

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            On sunday the 15th of May 6 Nomads and a friend enjoyed a beautiful day paddling up the Thames from Wargrave and back down St Patrick's stream. The current was very strong, so the friend decided to enjoy the hospitality of the local boat club while the Nomads fought on past the lock to the lunch stop in a sunny field. Suitably refreshed it was only a little way further to the willow lined entrance to St Patrick's stream which meandered back several miles through fields and luxury housing ghettos to rejoin the Thames. The local fishing club had very kindly put up large signs advising caneoists to 'be careful', 'because they regularly fish the river'. Hopefully they will remember to be careful too,…
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Rickmansworth Festival 2016

Rickmansworth Festival 2016

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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. Other club members will be very welcome to paddle but the public will have first call on our boats as we have to use ones…
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Nomad Newsletter 14/05/16

Nomad Newsletter 14/05/16

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Hello Nomads! Lots of things going on in the coming weeks - very exciting. As always, feedback is most welcome :) Chris webmaster@nomadkayakclub.co.uk Tomorrow's Trip The next Nomad trip is tomorrow - Sunday 15th May - Thames and St Patrick's stream, Wargrave. Matt will lead a round trip of 4-5 miles taking about 3 hours (plus lunch stop) on the Thames and St. Patrick's stream, a lovely backwater with a good flow. Suitable for 2*+ level paddlers comfortable with some upstream paddling. Contact Matt at trips@nomadkayakclub.co.uk if you want to go. We will be meeting at 10am at the little park by the river on the right of the A321 from Henley (RG10 8HZ) after Val Wyatt Marine and before the first house just as you enter Wargrave. Bring a…
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Nomad Newsletter 06/05/16

Nomad Newsletter 06/05/16

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Hello Nomads! This week we have polo news, information about the Rickmansworth Festival and a new feature on the Nomad webiste. As always, feedback is most welcome :) Chris webmaster@nomadkayakclub.co.uk Polo Update This year's national canoe polo league is drawing to a close and two of the Nomad teams have come second in their leagues, putting the, through to the playoffs on the 22nd May. If the A team play well at the playoffs they will be promoted to the top league in the country - a great achievement! The B team are fighting for promotion to the second division. Rickmansworth Festival Over the weekend of 21st/22nd May, The Rickmansworth Festival takes place at the Aquadrome and your club needs your help to promote the club and let festival goers…
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