Weekend in Devon- probably grade 3 ish skills needed: good support strokes, breaking in/out in fast moving water and confident ferrying.
If anyone can get away at Friday lunch we could do a quick blast perhaps the Dart Loop.
Saturday we'll probably run the Dart Loop (all those that have done lower Dart, Usk and Edw will be fine if the rain stops...) Leave Bath to meet at Newbridge car park around 10:30 we should be able to get two runs in.
Sunday we'll decide based on groups experience and river levels but possibly Tavy, Walkham or Teign. On Sunday the Tavy is a long way away and no one in their right mind would paddle it in the dark...(again) So leave Bath to arrive in Tavistock by 10:00 - but again meeting point may need to change.
If you can only do one day or will drive direct on Sat/Sun morning we will sort out a definite rendezvous the night before.
You will need to organise your own- Camping, Barn, B&B or 5* Hotel expect last years participants will be able to give you some names of places to stay (somewhere with a drying room is nice - who wants to put on wet kit?).
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.