With the winter whitewater upon us we've set up these events so that we can get on the rocky rivers when it becomes possible...
Each fortnight we will be running a whitewater trip on a river in Devon or possibly Wales. The location will be confirmed closer to the event and will depend on the rain. Too little or too much rain may result in trip being moved to different river or cancelled (some times at short notice).
More than ever we need loads of experienced paddlers with at least two metre throw-lines and people willing to transport themselves/housemates and their boats.
The organiser will confirm a start time but expect to meet at the club to leave by 08.00/08:30, the trip leaders need to ensure we have a suitable margin of error to get everyone safely off the river before it gets dark. If you tend to spend 10 minutes deciding which paddle to take, turn up early. Don't forget it is early and we have neighbours so keep the noise down.
On average most good rivers are about a 1:45 - 2:15 and 120 mile drive. Depending on paddlers energy levels or time spent faffing we will be home between 16:00-18:00.
Please register if you intend to come. It will log your experience, if car has boat carrying capability and emergency contact details that make it a little easier for the organisers.
What to bring - the usual stuff but not forgetting:
Warm paddling kit as it could be cold?
A hot drink could be a must have - an unbreakable flask or drinks bottle (attached) in the back of your boat.
Food - high energy food is best (flapjacks/Mars bars/banana are good)
Dry warm clothes to get changed into post paddle.
(Cash to cover your share of travel cost).
Currently it'll be drive yourself + boat. In a normal year we'd share the cost of the fuel (200+ miles, so could be around £30-£50 per car). We may also have parking to pay for.
Organiser Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
Bath Canoe Club Ltd, The Old Organ Factory, Cleveland Cottages, Bath.