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Club Update 16/07/12

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Just a quick update on what we have going on over the next few weeks in addition to our normal Sunday/Wednesday Sessions: 21/22nd July Join us in North Wales for our Dee/Tryweryn trip. We’re meeting at JJs on Saturday at 12 noon to paddle the Dee.  We’re camping at www.tyncornel.co.uk in Bala and paddling the Tryweryn on Sunday. Sunday 4th August Nick is running a trip to the Nene Whitewater Centre, Northampton, NN4 7AA.  We can meet either at the Aquadrome at 12:00 to sort cars and share the cost of travel, or at 14:00 at the Centre.  This trip is suitable for paddlers of 2 star standard or above who are confident on Symonds Yat Rapids, The Coy Carp, the Ivel wiers or anything similar.  More details about the centre can be…
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Club Update 26/06/12

Club Update 26/06/12

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Thanks to everyone who came on our Ivel Trip on Sunday, everyone had a great day and we'll do it again in August so don't worry if you missed out this time.  Meanwhile, over the next few weeks we have plenty going on with something to suit every level of paddling: Sunday 1st July 10:00 Normal Lake Session - Sunday sessions have been very popular and don't forget its first come first served on all kit 14:00 Nene Trip - Nick is running this trip to the Nene Whitewater Centre, Northampton, NN4 7AA.  We can meet either at the Aquadrome at 12:00 to sort cars and share the cost of travel, or at 14:00 at the Centre.  This trip is suitable for paddlers of 2 star standard or above who are confident…
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River Ivel Trip

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This Sunday (the 24th June) we will be running a trip to the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, suitable for members who can paddle for about 3 hours and are happy to shoot small rapids. BOAT COLLECTION: Wednesday 20th June at the club session and don’t forget to take a helmet, buoyancy aid and spray deck if you need them. MEET: 9am at the put in (52.119921, -0.283445) - see map to River Ivel put-in. TAKE OUT: Layby on the A1 North of Tempsford Village Hall SG19 2AW - see map to River Ivel take-out. FINISH: About 2pm Please bring lunch, drinks, sunblock and appropriate clothing. The Ivel is a primarily flat paddle with 3 or 4 very nice waves (depending on water levels) to play on and a 3m drop. Details about the River Ivel. I have…
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Club Update 28/5/12

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Summer has officially started!!  Today for the first time this year we had ALL of our plastic boats out on the water.  So if you want a particular boat then make sure you’re early! Just a reminder that there is no session on Sunday 3rd June due to the bank holiday, however we are here on Wednesday 30thMay and 6th June at 17:45 to get on the water at 18:00. And a date for the diary, Sunday 24th June we are planning a trip to the Ivel in Bedfordshire.  This trip is suitable for anyone who is able to paddle for 3 hours and shoot small rapids.  We’ll meet at the put in so please collect your boats on Wed 20th June.  More details nearer the time… See you on the water soon! Jenny
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Rickmansworth Festival 2012 – a big thank you

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On behalf of the NKC committee, may i thank everyone who contributed to a successful Rickmansworth Festival 2012. Across the two full days of festival action we ran numerous 'come and try it' sessions along with canoeing demonstrations, we raised our profile and made contact with many potential new members. The event is very important to our club, we need to grow and the Rickmansworth Festival is great way to engage the general public. I attended both days and was very pleased to see many club members: new members, long term members, relatives of members, everyone pulled together to make it a fun and successful event. Make no mistake, a club is nothing without its members and last weekend was a show of strength for the Nomad Kayak Club. Please…
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Club Update 16/5/12

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Thank you to everyone who’s signed up to help at the Rickmansworth Festival this weekend, if you’re able to help out but haven’t heard from me then let me know.  We will have our normal club session at 10am on Sunday too, but ensure you plan some time at the festival afterwards.  Here are a few updates about what we have happening over the summer: Wednesday Nights Our Recreational Wednesday night sessions are starting up again 23rd May at 6pm, everyone is welcome. Dates for the Diary Our future events are now updated on our website http://www.nomadkayakclub.co.uk/calendar. An email with all the details will follow closer to the time. Pool Sessions Thanks to Andy for finding us a pool in Bushey where we can arrange ad-hoc sessions on either Saturday evenings or…
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Club Update 3/5/12

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Hi Everyone Well done to everyone who turned up on Sunday despite the awful weather!  And for those of you who stayed in bed, I can’t really blame you! Bank Holiday Paddling For everyone going to Croyde – I hope there is some great surf!  And for everyone else there is no recreational session this weekend due to the Bank Holiday. The Sharks Marafun Summer Series The next race in the Sharks Marafun Summer Series at Harefield, takes place on Tuesday 8th May starting at 7pm. There are three distances to choose from; for the beginners: 1.5 miles (no portages), intermediate 3.5miles (two portages), and for the more experienced paddler: 6.4miles (5 portages) – all distances start and finish at the Coy Carp pub, and only just costs £2 per person.  If…
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Club Update 15/4/12

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Hi Nomads! What a busy day on the water today with canoe training, recreational session, polo and beginners polo training!  I hope everyone found something they enjoyed. Here is a reminder of what we have going on over the next few weeks: Maintenance Day Will take place on Saturday 21st April 10:00 – 14:00 to prepare the equipment and club for our busy summer months.  Please do your best to turn up for all/part of the day as there is lots to be done. Beginners Polo The final 2 sessions are on 29th April and 13th May.  I joined today's session which was great fun and the chance to have a go at “real” polo without the pros (obviously the coaches are pros!) Croyde Surfing Weekend Nick is running this…
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Introduction into Canoe Polo

Introduction into Canoe Polo

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A series of sessions introducing paddlers to canoe polo is being organised. There are two sets of sessions, the first for existing members of Nomads, the second for the general public. The details for each session are listed below:   Week 1 - Getting Started Dry Activities A History of Canoe Polo - including pamphlet to take away Safety – yours and others Boats and equipment Wet Activities – on the lake Basic Boat Skills - paddle strokes and turning, balance and recovery Basic Ball Skills - handling the ball – without paddles Basic Game – polo without paddles Week 2 - Putting it all together Dry Activities Polo Terminology Rules - part 1 - including pamphlet to take away Wet Activities – on the pitch Better Boat Skills -…
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Maintenance Morning

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It is that time of year again! - your club needs your help in order to have a facility to be proud of. Our annual maintenance morning is on Saturday 21st April and starts at 10:00am Please bring gardening equipment, clothes that can get dirty and anything else you thing is useful. The polo pitch does not require massive work but a few tweaks will make things better for everyone. WE WILL PLAY SOME GAMES AFTERWARDS SO DO REMEMBER YOUR KIT JAM DONUTS WILL BE ON FREE ISSUE TO THOSE THAT ATTEND! If you have any questions, please make contact with the NKC kit and equipment officer - Paul Childerhouse (Chilly)
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