First 2021 Recreational Session

First 2021 Recreational Session

News, Recreational, Uncategorized
On Easter Monday eight enthusiastic Nomad members met at the Aquadrome for the club's first post second lockdown recreational paddling session. We were mostly a bit rusty and the weather, though sunny, threatened snow for later. After a quick discussion we split into two groups with four members including Mike heading for Bury lake and four others including Matt heading up the Grand Union to the river Chess. Mike's group on Bury lake reportedly did three or four laps of the lake buffeted by an arctic wind and snow flurries before retiring around 11.30, while Matt's group got to the top of the navigable Chess and returned via a play stop on the W shaped weir on the Chess, which was flowing the best we'd seen it - enough to…
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New Sunday sessions well subscribed!

New Sunday sessions well subscribed!

News, Polo, Recreational, Uncategorized
Nomads practicing social distancing The second Sunday since Nomad's return to paddling was well subscribed with the first recreational session and the polo session both full and the second recreational session half full.As Chilly and the junior squad practiced on the polo pitch, the recreational groups paddled round Bury lake getting used to the feel of their boats (and themselves!) again before venturing further afield. This may not sound too exciting, but some games and high brace and skulling support practice livened it up considerably.The first opportunity for river paddling for confident paddlers will be on Sunday the 12th of July on the Thames trip at Henley.Please do renew your membership and sign up for the Sunday and Wednesday sessions and trips, which will run as much as possible depending…
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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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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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Mid-Week Recreational Sessions

Mid-Week Recreational Sessions

News, Recreational
As of 1st October the Aquadrome car park closes daily at 6pm; this coupled with coach availability and ever decreasing daylight means that this Wednesday (24th September) will be the last mid-week recreational session of the year. Over the last 5 months, Wednesday evening recreational sessions have run continuously. Thanks to all members who attended the sessions particularly the coaches/experienced paddlers who ran/supervised the sessions. Mid-week sessions will restart again in April/May next year. Sunday recreational sessions (10am till 12pm) will continue as normal throughout the winter months.
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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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Newsletter 11/05/14

Newsletter 11/05/14

Event, News, Recreational
Rickmansworth Festival Weekend 2014 – 17th/18th May Reminder, if you are able to spare some time and help your Club next weekend, whether it be for the whole weekend or a few hours on either Saturday or Sunday, please get in touch with Maria secretary@nomadkayakclub.co.uk and let her know how and when you are available to help. Wednesday Evening Recreational Sessions From this week, the ‘on the water’ start time of Wednesday sessions will be 18:30. If you’re planning on coming down to a Wednesday evening session please arrive at least 15 minutes before hand to get changed and get equipment out of the container.
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Mid Week Evening Recreational Sessions

Mid Week Evening Recreational Sessions

News, Recreational
Mid week evening recreational sessions will restart next Wednesday (16th April) at 6pm until 7.30pm. Please arrive shortly before 6pm, as until 30th April the Aquadrome gates are locked at 6pm (we have gate keys to let everyone out at the end of the sessions!) As of 1st May the gates will be locked at the later time of 9.30pm, so there may be the opportunity to start the evening sessions later than 6pm so that as many members as possible can attend. Let me know your thoughts on changes to the session start time. Regards, Mike Ps: I'll be coming straight from work so will arrive as close to 6pm as traffic on the M4 and M25 allows!
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Recreational Kayaking Update

News, Recreational, Trip
Forthcoming Trips We have two trips coming up in partnership with the Spelthorne Kayak & Canoe Club: Saturday, 8 March 2014 - Ivel Trip, meet at 09:30 at the put in This is open to all who can paddle 3-4 hours and would like an introduction to shooting small weirs or practice some moving water skills in a faster flowing environment. Details will be sent out by this weekend, however, please remember the following: Dress appropriately, it can get cold on the water after several hours Helmets are required Bring lunch, warm drinks and snacks Boats and equipment must be arranged through the equipment officer or at the Sunday club session Friday, 25 - 27 April 2014 - Symonds Yat Trip Open to all 2 star and above, we will…
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