Newsletter 22/05/14

Rickmansworth Festival 2014


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 our club looks set to flourish across the summer of 2014.

    The next few months will see that start of our development project, it will not be long before we have improved facilities to cater for all our potential new members!

    I hope to see you all very soon, hopefully on the water.

    Malcolm Stagg
    Chairman, Nomad Kayak Club

    Working Party This Saturday


    Works to move the club up to BLYM are due to start next week.
    To help prepare the site for the contracters we are having a working party this Saturday morning.

    Jobs on the ‘TODO’ list are:

  • Recovery of sunken pontoon
  • Removal of scaffold tubes along bank
  • Relocation of log seating
  • General tidy up of the area
  • If you have any gloves, wheelbarrows, spades, garden forks, strimmers or chainsaws please bring them along with you.

    Please see the news page for further details:

    Contact Chilly ( if you have any questions, or can offer any specialist skills/equipment that we may need.

    Thank you.

    Membership Renewals

    Thank you to all those who have renewed their membership already.

    This is a quick reminder that renewals are due before the end of May, after which a late payment fee will be applied.

    For convenience, you can now renew online! Please remember to add boat storage for any boats that you wish to store at the club.

    As well as online membership it is now possible to donate to the club online. This includes the ability for us to apply for gift aid on your behalf, which earns the club 25p extra for every £1 you donate! Donations can be made here.

    If you have any membership questions, Richard is your man:

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