Go Canoeing Week – Additional Sessions

GO canoeingThe 28th May to 5th June is National Go Canoeing Week, so we are putting on some extra sessions to help you get out paddling more during the week – that is as well as our normal coached sessions.

Also wherever you are paddling don’t forget to log your miles and help Macgregor the British Canoeing mascot to reach his target destination of Rio and maybe even win a prize for doing so: http://www.gocanoeingweek.org.uk/log-miles

Here are the details of the additional sessions:

Linton Lock – Monday 30th May.

This is weir play spot on the River Ouse near Boroughbridge. It is suitable for all fun loving paddlers of any ability whether you are just taking your tentative first steps on white water with HXCC or if you are a hardened white water veteran. Play in the playspot, play on the outflow, relax on the beach, jump in and swim – the choice is yours. Meet at the club at 11am or there at 12:30. See the website events page for full details. Please register with the contact person for this event – Nic Wilson feedbackproblem@yahoo.co.uk.
Please not this is not an official club trip – participants and/or parents/guardians should satisfy themselves that these activities are appropriate for them / their children, and that appropriate coaching / leadership / safety cover is provided.

Kayak and Cake session – Tuesday 31st May

Meet Les and Vicky at the club at for a couple of hours of social paddling followed by going for tea and cake at ‘Happy Days’ cafe. This is suitable for anyone who has completed a club beginners course. We’ll probably spend most of the time playing on the white water, with coach pointer for those that want it. Meet at the club for a 10am start. Contact Les Ford on coaching@halifaxcanoe.org.uk.

Paddlefit – Tuesday 31st May.

This is a regular session, but were including it here as a reminder that it is open to all. Simply fitness training in a boat, suitable for anyone that can paddle in a straightline, and wants to build their paddling and general fitness. Meet Les on the water at 7:30pm for a 1 hour session. Contact coaching@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Advanced Slalom Session – Wednesday 1st June

For those in Div 2 and above we’ll be doing a trip to one of the White water centres for some training. First choice will be the Tryweryn if there is a water release, or if there isn’t we’ll go to HPP or Tees. Contact Les Ford coaching@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Day to make a difference – Thursday 2nd June

We have a group of volunteers from Lloyds coming to the club to paint our bridge and do a bit of a river clean up. In the afternoon they are going to be having a go at canoeing. Members are welcome to come and join in the work, or come in the afternoon to help to get them afloat.

Contact Christine Brown on volunteers@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Open Boat Trip – Friday 3rd June

Join Cliff for a gentle open canoe trip along the canal from the Sowerby Bridge Basin / the Mooring down to Salter Hebble and back, so no locks and no portage so. This will be two sessions – one in the morning 10am to 12:30, and one in the afternoon 2pm to 4:30.

Numbers – 8 using the 4 club boats plus members (or guests) who bring their own boats. I’m trying to get some people I’ve met through city of sanctuary (ie refugees) to come along and have a go, too. To guarantee a place phone me on 07917 022366

Aimed at anyone really. The towpath is there for family members who don’t want to paddle. Tuition given if necessary.

Bring a change of clothing and towel. Sensible footwear eg trainers or wellies. and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Safety equipment provided by the club.

I will need help to get the boats to the marina, and other coaches/helpers welcome…

Club Sunday – Sunday 5th June

Our regular informal paddling session at the club. Meet Pete at the club at 1pm.

See you on the water!