The Big Paddle Clean Up on the River Colne

Event, News
Co-ordinated by Ian Walker, regular NKC trip leader & Colne Valley River Ranger, during the Big Paddle Clean Up Week, twelve Nomads gathered at 1000hrs on Sunday 12th June to carry out a clean up of the River Colne.   Armed with gloves, sacks, litter pickers provided by the British Canoeing ‘Clear Access Clear Waters' campaign. Nine kayaks accompanied by two large Open canoes set off from the NKC Clubhouse in Rickmansworth Aquadrome and paddled along the Grand Union Canal joining the Colne near Tesco’s store at Frogmore wharf. The Open Canoes, crewed by Ian and Nigel in one with Rafael in the other, were used to store the accumulated rubbish collected by the Kayaks, which could flit in and out of overhanging trees in shallower water. It was an…
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Rickmansworth Festival

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A lovely weekend at the Club alongside a very busy Canal Festival. Some late activity saw the fence and a gate completed to restrict goose entry to the Nomad site; well done Chilly and Darren, it is looking really good. Four excellent Come & Try sessions led by Mike with some able assistants (two on Saturday morning and two on Sunday morning), put forty four on the water (and only three in it!) and we will undoubtedly get a few new members from this judging by the smiling faces and feedback. Dave and Darren BBQ-ed Sausages, Bacon and Burgers greatly appreciated by Club members and visitors who were either watching, enquiring or just resting under our parasols. There were Club members fun sessions during which some tried alternative craft on…
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River Colne Clean Up

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Article from My Ricky News by Bryn Holmes DIRTY RIVER: Rickmansworth kayak club cleans up Colne river for conservation - My Local News (mynewsmag.co.uk) A team of Rickmansworth kayakers gathered together at on Sunday, March 20 to clean up the beloved River Colne, collecting more than 20 bin bags worth of rubbish. Locally based Nomad Kayak Club (NKC) are affiliated to British Canoeing, who have pledged to protect and improve the health of the country’s rivers and waterways, as part of it’s ‘Clear Access, Clear Waters’ initiative. Led by Ian Walker, the team scoured the part of the river from the Batchworth Canal and the Springwell Lock, managing to fill two canoes worth of rubbish. Paddlers went into the water in dry suits to provide easy access in and out…
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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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Notice of AGM 2016

Notice of AGM 2016

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This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday 10th April 2016 from 1300 at 1st Rickmansworth Scout Group HQ, 32 Ebury Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. All members are invited to attend the AGM and social buffet which will follow our regular Sunday morning paddling sessions at the Aquadrome. Please check your email for further details.
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Rickmansworth Festival 2015 Success

Rickmansworth Festival 2015 Success

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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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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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August Bank Holiday Special

August Bank Holiday Special

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Fun in Boats/Club Social When - 3pm to Dusk on Bank Holiday Monday (25th August) Where - Meet at the Club House to collect a boat, all the fun will take place at the sheltered teaching facility. Who's Invited - All Club Members - Let us know if you can make it, the more the merrier! (If you don't fancy a paddle, come along for the Social). Water based activities include: - The Cross Stream Slalom Challenge - Novice Polo - Testing of the Prototype Launch Slide - Playboating - Open Canoeing - Rafting - 1 & 2 Star Assessments (Instructors required to supervise water based activities) Land based activities include: - Club Social - Bank and pathway works - Update on Club move Barbeque food and drinks will be…
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Newsletter 22/05/14

Newsletter 22/05/14

Event, Maintenance, News, Polo, Recreational
Rickmansworth Festival 2014 Feedback Across both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of May the Rickmansworth Aquadrome hosted the annual Rickmansworth festival. The event is a prime opportunity for the Nomad Kayak Club to raise its profile, secure additional members and generally highlight the sport of canoeing. This year we were blessed with excellent weather which really made a difference, this good luck coupled with some fine planning from key members of the NKC committee saw us have probably our most successful event to date. Key statistics: 50+ NKC members helped across the weekend, many thanks to you all 75+ members of the public paid to ‘come and try’ canoeing A further 60+ members of the public are now keen to try canoeing at NKC This is all very promising and…
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