A weekend in Devon- probably grade 2/3 ish skills needed: good support strokes, breaking in/out in fast moving water, confident ferrying and a roll would be nice but not mandatory!
If anyone can get away at Friday lunch we could do a quick blast perhaps the Dart Loop.
Saturday we'll decide based on group's experience and river levels but possibly Tavy, Walkham or Teign. The Tavy is a long way away so leave Bath to arrive in Tavistock by 10:00 - but again meeting point may need to change.Club Weekend Accomodation, Slapton
Sunday we'll probably run the Dart Loop or Teign. Leave Bath to meet at Newbridge car park or Chagford around 10:30.
If you can only do one day or will drive direct on Sat/Sun morning we will sort out a definite rendezvous by Thursday night (unless there are issues with rain!).
The best news is that the club's sea paddlers have a large venue booked at Slapton Sands which is 20 miles/40 mins from the Dart. It's at the FSC Start Bay Centre at Slapton. You must register here for this trip, but book the accomodation through the separate event listing:
Please register if you intend to come, it has car details and if driving how many boats you can carry, plus emergency contact details that make it a little easier for the organisers.
What to bring -
Warm paddling clothes, two sets if you are flash.
Shoes to paddle in or possibly walk.
Boat - one that will be comfortable for several hours, paddle, deck, helmet and BA
A hot drink is important - an unbreakable flask (attached) in the back of your boat.
Water - plenty of exercise paddling like energizer bunnies
Food - high energy food is best (flapjacks/Mars bars/banana etc. are really good)
A towel or two.
A waterproof jacket and dry warm clothes to get changed into and sit in a pub. Loads of money for pub, food, buying Jon a new boat.