Nomads are very happy to announce that with the easing of Government restrictions and following British Canoeing’s guidance we are recommencing club trips starting on the 12th of July. There are some limitations, such as no car shuttles or lift sharing – meaning circular trips only for the time being and transporting your own boat and equipment – and the requirement that paddlers coming on trips be able to self-rescue by swimming to the shore, as in water rescues require too close contact.
There is also for the time being a limitation of 5 paddlers accompanying the trip leader, though if there are two leaders on a trip we can go as two separate groups of 5, making 10 paddlers and 2 leaders.
See the bottom of this page for our first trips!
Matt, trips officer
Nomad Kayak Club runs a trip every month for its members enjoyment and to develop skills on different water. These free (to members) trips are led by coaches and experienced paddlers who specify the skill level needed. Trips are usually on the second sunday or weekend of the month to avoid clashes with other Club activities, so keep this weekend free.
We make Club trips open to as many members as possible, so if you’re not sure about the paddling ability required, ask a coach to tell you your paddling level then email the trip leader. The trip leader’s email address is on the sign up page.
Boats and equipment can be borrowed for trips at a cost of £5 per day from the equipment officer. The club doesn’t provide transport for trips, so please arrange your own boat transport
and share lifts with other members on the sign up page. If you’re keen on trips and have a car it’s a good idea to get a roof rack – or find someone to give you lifts!
Trips are coordinated by trips officer Matt Greenshields and for questions about individual trips please contact the relevant trip leader by email. Thank you to the trip leaders for giving their time for club members.
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR TRIPS A WEEK IN ADVANCE TO GIVE THE TRIP LEADERS TIME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS – THANK YOU!
July 12th – Thames Aston slip to Marsh Weir via Henley – sign up
Suitable for those who can paddle 6 miles and rescue themselves, should this be necessary, by swimming to the side. Maximum 10 paddlers plus leaders.
Matt Greenshields and Martyn Hemmings will lead a circular trip from Aston slip on the Thames upstream through Henley and the royal regatta site to Marsh weir (surfable) the other side of Henley for a picnic and maybe ice cream and return again downstream to the starting point. The total journey is probably 6 miles and bring a nice picnic, a sun hat, sun cream and plenty to drink. Expected finish time 3pm.
Meet at 10.00am at the slip at the end of Aston Lane off the A4130 Henley road half a mile before the shell petrol station. The turning is probably signposted to The Flower Pot pub, which you carry straight on past to get to the slip and the parking.
Members will have to transport themselves individually with their own or their designated club boat, as car shares are not in accordance with current government guidelines. Please liaise with Matt or Mike for access to pick up a boat if you need one.
More monthly circular trips to follow – watch this space!